What NZ Wants

What would New Zealanders rather not have?

a) A country where freedom of speech was under severe restriction about 1/3 of the time

b) A country that has a few more mines, and a few less trees than it does now

I’m ever so glad that a lot of people stood up for the trees in the weekend, but we can always grow more when the mines are gone – if any mines are ever created.

As anyone in Fiji will tell you, democracy is a little harder to grow back. Luckly, the EFA proved more a glancing blow than a deadly strike.

But given even it’s authors acknowledged the EFA was wrong, why exactly were there not more people out to defend their free speech, when so many are happy to stand up for a few isolated (but very pretty) trees?

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