“Wairarapa dairy farmers contributing to clean up”

The words from the Federated Farmers representative on Q & A 6th May – made me chuckle.

Steady! Keep the right wrist twisted back to provide ‘support’. Who would wish to swim in this?

I have not used such waters for swimming. However in an earlier late-1960’s life I have waterskied on (not in) the Ruamahunga River – using dead cows as slalom marker-buoys.

If only this Fred Williams lap-strake ski would hold my weight in 2018! Cow Slalom Buoy just out-of-frame.

The Ruamahunga River looked just like this file photo – except ‘our cows’ were bloated, floating and had all four legs in the air. Perfect!

Amazingly – as any of these healthy cows ‘slipped-to-their-death’ into the river – their ears (complete with identification tags) fell off.

Oh yes – that is me winning the 1200cc Hydroplane National Championship in 1969 – on the lower Ruamahunga River diversion. We cleared away the earless cows prior to racing

And now a few random photos from various NZ Councils and organisations.

To make matters worse the Regional Councils use the wrong (click here) software to monitor water quality.

To make matters worse the Regional Councils use the wrong (click here) software to monitor water quality.

To make matters worse the Regional Councils use the wrong (click here) software to monitor water quality.

Cow Poo is a structural material. As Sam Mahon proved.

Happy cow. Complete with ear tag – and ears. Note the stocking rate!

To make matters worse the Regional Councils use the wrong (click here) software to monitor water quality.

This came up in the same Google search. Kim Dot Com interviewing John Key

And now a few links

Footnotes

  1. My great-grandfather, grandfather and father were orchardists with side agriculture. (farmers).
  2. My holiday home is situated in the middle of farmland paddocks.
  3. I have great admiration for the hard working farmers I observe.
  4. I AM NOT ANTI FARMER. I am anti slack-rural-profiteering activity that degrades the world we live in. By taking. As shown above.
  5. Food does not come from the Supermarket – it comes from farmers.
  6. Without farmers we are three feeds away from starvation.
  7. “At-the-end-of-the-day” (John Key) – all of the issues noted above –
  8. Are really caused by Regional Councils failing to apply existing law.
  9. Because – see below

Regional Council Water Control Officer travelling out to test the waterways using Overseer software, issue compliance (Total allowed stocking rate, riparian fencing, and planting), certificates to just-completed dairy conversion farms.

Finally a shot of no relevance. Except the siting of this industrial plant – and its manner of effluent disposal – Displays REAL Attitude.

 

Pareora Freezing Works. Shark Central – kayakers should not hug the coastline..

 

 

 

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