Seems the state’s rotten
Mudslinging politicians set bad examples
Seriously, what is our world coming to? Honest New Zealanders getting shot at work. Devastating. Dishonest New Zealanders fleecing Dunedin – wasn’t the Swan thing bad enough?
Tragically desperate New Zealanders making irreversible bad decisions to take matters in their own hands? What does it take to be heard? Be helped? Please do not get me wrong, there is no justification for killing, hurting or harming other human beings. Ever.
Yet, here we are in little old New Zealand. You’d think this was a sad-news story from America. Particularly while we are enduring a less-than-savoury election. Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics showcases the filthy, underhanded, bullying tactics of our current Government.
Despite what you believe – it is rather chilling to read how polls and public opinion can be influenced by a select few. This is definitely something you ought to read before you vote.
Heavens, even our own Waitaki electorate got amention. Just borrow a copy if you don’t want to be seen to be supporting the ‘‘evil left’’ by purchasing a copy. Or don’t if you want to support whatever other stories the conspiracy theorists will have you believe.
Watching this all unfold on TV – hearing the discussions around the town – what is this modelling to our young people? That slinging crap at each other rather than focusing purely on policies is okay? What does it say about New Zealand?
Is this the New Zealand that we want to live and grow old in, if we are lucky enough to grow old?
Some people are throwing their hands up in despair, saying that all MPs are as bad as each other so they are considering not voting. That would be tragic. Please do some homework and make your vote count in the upcoming election.
● Amy Scott is a lawyer-turnedprofessional speaker who is passionate about communication and communities.
What’s happening in the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust office? Preparations are well underway for the next Cavalcade finishing in Outram on February 28 next year. We have been having meetings with the host town committee who are joining forces with the ‘‘Festival of the Plains’’ (Taieri Plains). They will have a cracker of a day planned for the grand parade, afternoon stalls, entertainment and the evening hoe-down! The trail boss’s have been feverishly looking over maps and seeking the permission of land owners to ensure another year of interesting and testing trails.