The honourable Nick Smith ...and me

The honourable Nick Smith ...and me


The art of water politics
'...For a moment the ploughing ceased as farmers turned their wind-burned, crimped faces to the city. Muttering, they gathered like clotting curd; the biggest union in the country. They met in lanolined wool-sheds and stuccoed village halls. They climbed warily from their double-cab utes, one wheel in the gutter, stars like parings of forged steel, radiators ticking, hats in hand, tannin-stained porcelain foreheads and institute ladies on croquet-hoop legs bearing pale plates of lamingtons. The rural tribe came gathering and the rural mayors, Richard Johnsons all, knotted their ties, polished their brown shoes, and slouched off to Wellington.'

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