Some questions for agriculture minister

Friday July 13, 2018 Published in Letters to the Editor
New cabinet minister George Maggie is congratulated by prime minister Henry Puna following his swearing-in last Thursday. 18071230 New cabinet minister George Maggie is congratulated by prime minister Henry Puna following his swearing-in last Thursday. 18071230

Dear Editor,

This is an open letter to cabinet minister George Maggie.

When you decided to go hold hands with the CIP, I guess that meant you agreed to taxing us poor local pensioners.

Does it mean you will no longer crusade in your pink suit to better the abused and beaten women and children, now you will be Agriculture minister?

Mr Maggie, if CIP are going to plant our future in your Action Man hands, can you promise not to bring in a thousand Chinese leaf blowers?

I watched you and three others blowing leaves against the wind today, making too much noise and burning up too much petrol to be effective. The old papa with the rake had more success in less time.

But I digress. As Agriculture minister, can you maybe look and listen to what the humble and honest Organic Growers’ Association has to say about the possibility of turning our country into a viable and much needed organic farm to feed the likes of spray-happy New Zealand? You are a man of action and you are happy to stand up and make a stand, so what do you say? 

Will you lead us into a sustainable future as mandated by CIP for 2020?

Will you give our local farmers better ways to improve and grow healthy food we can all afford and gain sustenance from, that does not need an oversized boy toy machine that will rust long before it achieves anything useful?

We are counting on you George MP Maggie - your word is your bond, to the people who voted you in. You had a lot to say against CIP when it pink-suited you, now you are in with them, use your great powers of persuasion and get them to listen to what the people want: A non-toxic agricultural environment producing organic food for export.

            Action Agriculture Man

            (Name and address supplied)

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