Sat, 20 Oct 2012 6:13p.m.
Morning raids by the Ministry of Primary Industries on two well known botanists have been slammed as over-the-top bureaucracy.
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27/10/2012 2:03:57 p.m.
Yeah go MPI, Don't need another Psa or Varroa in this country!
25/10/2012 8:16:29 p.m.
It's comming wrote:
Wait till they arrest you for a home garden.
23/10/2012 7:55:41 a.m.
Smug gits the ministry saying it wasn't a dawn raid because it was at 7am, and not 6.42am. Wow so precise on that but, getting why they went there wrong. Who the hell is making stupid decisions like this?. The botantist who had undies on was lucky, because the cops would not let you cover up to preserve your dignity until they thought you had been embarrassed enough. Yep gestapo tactics alright. But there is a lower life form than maggots and being a botantists he should know that. My suggestion is a cop or politician. ha ha.
22/10/2012 10:42:58 a.m.
the DR wrote:
what lies did they tall a judge to get this warrant or is the FBI behind this to
21/10/2012 10:16:25 p.m.
No to fascism in NZ wrote:
Fifi is right. The Gestapo is alive and well in NZ in the form of the NZ Police. This country has become a police state under this corrupt fascist govt.
21/10/2012 10:16:00 p.m.
thats a good waste of tax payers money,wish they,d put that much effort into something worth while,think the police force been watching to much americian tv shows
20/10/2012 9:00:54 p.m.
This just shows that NZ is becoming more and more like Nazi Germany. We have a bunch of thugs running out government departments and I have heard of a top NZ lawyer refering to them as working like the mafia.
20/10/2012 7:25:26 p.m.
Bret McKay wrote:
This all sounds like a classic case of beurocratic bumbling to me . I would like to know just how much money this has cost the N.Z. taxpayers,and what form of punishment the ignorant imbecile who initiated this raid will get. This form of "Kauri" tree has been in the country for over 50 years,under its correct name. It wouldnt difficult for anyone with the most basic knowledge of botany to acertain this. I wonder just what sort of credentuals some of these people in volved in this raid have. As for the police involvement, I hope that they were well enough informed to disinfect their footwear before entering any area where Agathis species were growing, if not, then it makes the whole episode a total farce, and further demonstrates the ignorance of these buffoons.
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