As a farming person, a firearm is a necessary tool for rabbits and disposing of animals. There is no other pest control, if we don't keep rabbits down, we suffer the consequences. A larger firearms licensing fee would be a (sigh) further farming cost. ...
More along these lines at: https://www.csis.org/analysis/united-states-aid-ukraine-investment-whose-benefits-greatly-exceed-its-cost
Consider the proposition that the West is not supporting Ukraine, but rather Ukraine is supporting the West. It's been suggested that Ukrainian resistance comes at a cost to Americans [and by extension, the Western world]. Historian Timothy Snyder's ...
There was also the Kaikoura earthquake...a huge rebuilding work in itself, but no real time to celebrate as the next crisis came along.
I think using recycled fibres for concrete reinforcing has been explored and found to work: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0950061815001099 'Fibrecrete' can be purchased in NZ now, but I am not sure of the fibres being used. ...
Another failure to discern the difference between earning and being paid, commonly made, whereby the latter assumes the former. Not the same alas.
"Plausible deniability" for Luxon, yes, plus providing a perfect fuel for the agitators who all along would have been stoked with the "we know something you don't know" feeling.
Toddler stuff. "Look what you made me do", etc. Which often does devolve into an abuser's line... It's a classic denial of responsibility.
Not much grows under pine trees - they not only block out most light, but the pine needles affect soil conditions. Natives will seed and grow at the periphery but you don't have to go too far into a pine block to see nothing else but pines.
Has anyone involved with this 'protest' considered that a far better source of any supposedly dangerous radiation/radio signals might be their own cellphones ...?!
On whether it was human excrement - since many of the protesters have brought dogs with them, the footpaths all around are decorated accordingly, and the smell is spreading :(