POP­U­LA­TION CAP

Rotorua Review - - OUT & ABOUT -

When are we go­ing to have the con­ver­sa­tion on ‘‘How many is too many?’’ I amtalk­ing about a pop­u­la­tion cap. Our econ­omy is in good shape sim­ply be­cause we keep im­port­ing more peo­ple in­stead of pro­duc­ing stuff. Sooner or later we are go­ing to hit the brick wall on this .Will it be when all our agri­cul­tural land has been put un­der hous­ing and roads? What will we ex­port then? Our econ­omy is agri­cul­tur­ally de­pen­dant. Sure, tourism is do­ing well, but the world can’t eat tourists! This dis­cus­sion needs to hap­pen soon. The coun­try can­not af­ford to lurch from one elec­toral term to an­other with­out some se­ri­ous con­sid­er­a­tion given as to where we stop or we are go­ing to lose the things we prize most in our so­ci­ety.

Rose­mary MacKen­zie

city. It is pleas­antly sur­pris­ing to see the in­crease in us­age from all ages on these cy­cle-ways - great for men­tal and phys­i­cal health and frees up car parks for peo­ple who don’t cy­cle. The sign on one of the many bi­cy­cle shops says it all. ‘A car makes you fat and costs you money: A bike makes you fit and saves money.’’

Cate Frey

ALDEN WIL­LIAMS/STUFF

Cy­cle­ways are great ac­cord­ing to one writer.

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