In the West we are trapped in every way by our twenty first century surveillance states: by government debt and tax slavery, first and foremost, then by the classroom formed norms forced on us by a statute welding Arrogance of Altruists chanting their hollowed out ideology that politicians have their self-interest in check and are sane on matters politick, that crusading celebrities have a clue what they’re talking about, that …(Me – work in progress.)
Movie star Sam Neill – historically a rigorous opponent of rural over-development – is one of three landowners trying to subdivide a 25-hectare Dalefield plot and create two house lots.
The application’s been opposed by a council planner who says the proposed building sites are on the property’s most visible spots – and would degrade “the arcadian pastoral character of the site”.
At a hearing this month, a Fitzpatrick Road neighbour said he feared losing valuable mountain views.
Neill created international headlines 13 years ago when he slammed then-mayor Warren Cooper for “willy-nilly” carving up Queenstown rural land.