The vast majority of Kiwis take their obligations to the environment extremely seriously. As a nation that spends a great deal of our time enjoying and savouring the great outdoors, it is in all our interests to enhance our clean green image. The job of delivering on that aim will never end and we need to get the balance between the environment and human behaviour right.
In the current Global Warming (Climate Change) debate there is a lot of information available on both sides of the argument.
What we do know is that the climate is always changing. The debate is, to what extent is it caused by humans.
Successive governments have already decided that it is caused by humans and have decided to spend billions, salving their own consciences by agreeing to pay in the region of $37 billion between 2021 and 2030 to overseas Emission Trading Schemes.
These payments will find their way to the bankrupt UN. From there they will distribute our tax dollars to countries around the world without any requirement to monitor their spending.
This is a disgraceful waste of our tax dollars and the $ billions are better off spent here in New Zealand.
RealNZ Party will ban the use of 1080 and other chemicals that cruelly kill animals and leave the hunting of the possums to the possum industry which will create rural jobs and revenue.
More than $100 million is spent on possum control a year. The NZ Government owns Orillion, the company that imports 1080 poison and manufactures the various bait types. There is a clear conflict of interest.