this is a comment i posted to a green part website (frogblog)..so i thought i’d plagiarise myself..
i was surprised to see absolutely no mention of the environmental elephant in the room for nz, (and the green party?),..the dairy industry, (surely the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœdark starÃ¢â‚¬â„¢?Ã¢â‚¬Â¦
save murmurings about water quality problems..nothing addressed to this major cause of that pollution..(accidental ommission or too hard basket..?..iÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d plump for the latter..)
the compulsory residence,(six months a year!), component for foreigners wanting to buy here i see as problematicÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
apart from the big brotherish aspect to it, (not to mention xenophobia reeking of the taint of peters/nz first), it just seems totally impractical.
who will police/administer it?..can they apply for exemptions?Ã¢â‚¬Â¦.does this mean shania twain has to live here for six months out of every year?..what are the penalties for erring from the path?..will properties be seized and forceably sold..?
this is ill-thoughtout, unworkable,knee-jerk, stupid, policy..which will only give fuel to green critics..
apart from that the conservation policy seems ok..albeit drenced in platitudes/homilies, and with little practical, solution based, policy..hopefully that will come laterÃ¢â‚¬Â¦