So National’s great plan for swimmable rivers by 2040 is to allow more than twice as much shit in them1 and still call them “swimmable.”
Move the goalposts and still take more than 20 years to cover the much smaller distance. Ambitious for New Zealand as ever.
There will now be a 1 in 20 chance of campylobacter by swimming in an “excellent” river. I look forward to nasty shits/vomiting about every 20 swims…
It’s just a brilliant metaphor for this National Government – faced with the need to do something important for the future of the country, the answer is just to allow more shit, while sitting on their hands and doing nothing.
1: 540 p/mL e coli instead of 260.