What a pathetic nanny state we have become. How did it happen? When did we allow ourselves to be treated like children?
At Farewell Spit, Doc banned access to the beach because of the danger of exploding whales. I suspect the danger from a falling meteorite would be greater.
The popular walking track to Sharplin Falls has also been closed (permanently) because of the danger of falling rocks. That must mean that most tramping tracks in the mountains should also be closed.
Now a friend who lives on the Kapiti Coast tells me a nearby bush walk has been closed because of the danger of ‘‘falling orchids’’.
All of these ‘‘dangers’’ may or not be real but it’s time to say to the bureaucrats involved that our safety is not yours to control.
Put up a warning sign if you must, then go home and have a cup of coffee. Danger can be perceived everywhere if you look for it. That is the world we live in. Brian Moore Mt Pleasant