Immigration in perspective
During this election campaign we have seen a lot of scaremongering about immigration.
The Netherlands has approximately one sixth of our land mass and three and a half times our population. They are the number two producer of food in the world. Are they bellyaching about too many people? No. Nor should we.
Currently and for the last nine years we have a very good Government taking us through difficult times that no government has had to face in New Zealand for many, many years.
We have risen above these trials to where we are ranked among the best countries in the world. Our enterprise and resultant export earnings have risen to record levels through sound government policies and support.
We cannot afford to tamper with our trade agreements with other countries. We cannot afford unknown taxes. We cannot afford unknown policies. We cannot afford to reduce our work force.
Jim Radich, Hillsborough.