A mate of the Hound's thinks it was more than a bit dodgy when DairyNZ chair Jim van der Poel recently announced the director elections for the industry good body.
Well, that's Green Party co-leader and Associate Environment Minister James Shaw's view.
He recently said in an interview with a Māori radio station, when talking about SNAs: "You've actually got a group of Pakeha farmers from down south who have always pushed back against the idea that they should observe any kind of regulation."
Wow... imagine if a Minister of the Crown went on radio and said: "there's a group of Māori activists who have always pushed back against the idea that they should observe any kind of regulation."
They would rightly be accused of ill-informed racism.