Master’s clean flue idea
With a crown of thorns around his head and a bell tied around his ankle he jingled his way into last week’s Clean Air Bylaw hearings to promote happiness and social wellbeing.
Tokoroa’s resident poet Master Le Parne poetically submitted his objection to the bylaw ‘‘It is an issue that affects a broad spectrum of people. The poor and the more, and in the end the poor always pay more.’’ He rhymed.
The Master continued to wax lyrical about the social consequences to the people.
‘‘There are social consequences to take into consideration and could be the cause of more suffering and hopelessness.
‘‘People who struggle to put food on the table, let alone pay electricity bills.
‘‘Too many of our children (are) living in con- ditions that most of us would find unacceptable. But that’s the sad reality of the matter,’’ he said.
The Master gave council a few ideas on how to improve air quality.
‘‘There are probably a big proportion of people with plenty of flues out there that haven’t been cleaned for years.
‘‘As a property investor we’ve had ample experience with our properties in this regard and we think that everyone who gets their flues changed gets a gold tick on their property base at council.’’
SWEEPING OUT PROBLEM: Master Le Parne poetically presented ideas on how to fix the pollution, chimney sweeping being one of them.