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Thursday, 06 June 2019 08:17

Pythonesque

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Monty Python's ‘Ministry of Silly Walks’ sketch sprang to the Hound’s mind as he pondered New Zealand’s most unnecessary government department – you will likely never have heard of it – the Walking Access Commission.

This is responsible for “providing leadership on outdoor access issues and administering a national strategy on outdoor access, including tracks and trails”.

Remember it was set up about ten years ago to appease a well known public walker and tramper, the former PM Helen Clark.

Apparently the Act which set up this ridiculous organisation is now up for review.

However, your canine crusader suggests this waste of public funds and shrine to Aunty Helen should be culled, just like she was at the 2008 general election.