Thursday, 08 March 2018 09:39

Going potty?

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Just when your old mate thought the boffins at MPI couldn’t be seen in a worse light, given the M.bovis debacle, he came across this amazing example of bureaucratic bulls$%t.

Apparently staff at various government departments – including MPI, the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) – are discouraged from having plants in the offices -- because they are an earthquake hazard. According to reports, MPI believes pot plants “can attract unwanted bugs and can easily be dislodged in an earthquake, creating a mess, a tripping hazard or may fall on someone”. The Hound suggests MPI has more important things to worry about at present -- like eradicating M.bovis and stopping stink bug getting into the country – than buggering around with head office pot plants.


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