Print this page
Wednesday, 09 June 2021 15:42

Surrounded by fools

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: If you ever needed proof that we're surrounded by idiots, and event that occurred during the weekend of the Canterbury floods provided it.

While Cantabs were bracing for 1-in-100 year rain, floods and all the ensuing damage, risk to life and limb and general havoc, a group of lycra-wearing, entitled Aucklanders were wrapped up in their own - far more important - little drama.

The government had promised them a cycleway on the Harbour Bridge and then reneged on that promise (sounds familiar).

"But we want it!" they cried, angrily stamping their feet and ringing their bicycle bells.

So the cycle babies, now demanding that two lanes of the bridge be given over to bikes, barged through a rather feeble police road block and rode en-masse onto the busy bridge, posting smug photos to their social media accounts as they went. Meanwhile, in Canterbury...

More like this

Microbe power

OPINION: Microbes fished from the stomachs of cows can gobble up certain kinds of plastic, including the polythylene terephthalate (PET) used in soda bottles, food packaging and synthetic fabrics.

Peak milk?

OPINION: So, Fonterra believes New Zealand has reached peak milk.

Utes are OK!

OPINION: The 'ute tax has exposed the rank ignorance of some proponents of the wokeness, encapsulated in a recent RNZ interview with environmentalist and 'liberate the lane' cyclist Kirsty Wild.

Milk on tap

OPINION: Waikato farmer John Heskett is putting milk on tap in Waikato cafes.


a2 Milk seals Mataura deal

The a2 Milk Company (a2Mc) has been given the regulatory approval to buy 75% of Mataura Valley Milk, Southland.

Machinery & Products

Giving calves the best

Waikato farmer Ed Grayling milks 430 cows on mostly peat soil that is low on trace elements.

Feed system helping grow top heifers

Feeding livestock can bring with it several challenges including labour shortages, wasted feed, higher prices for smaller quantities, intake monitoring…

Hard hat or hard head

A recently released coroner's report into the death of a South Canterbury farmworker in 2019 raised the question of the…

Made in NZ: Trimax

Made in New Zealand looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in New Zealand, creating productive…

Vendro badged tedders

Masterton based Tulloch Farm Machines has introduced a new series of Krone tedders badged Vendro, to replace the existing KW…