The below piece was written by an upstanding Wise Elder, a Civic Responsible Leader, a man of the people and a man of the community. He has stood forth on numerous issues, where big business and corporate agendas have bulldozed over the wishes of the people. He needs to be recognised again today for his insights into what is happening in New Zealand.
Food Bill Enforcement
Letters to the Editor New Zealand Herald 12 Jan 2012
It is of concern that neither a NZ Herald editorial nor any political responses have mentioned the iniquitous sections relating to enforcement in the Food Bill.
Section 274 provides that an officer may enter a place without a search warrant. Next, (even with out a warrant) they may use any force that is 'reasonable'.
This is a very elastic term. It would seem that if the police were involved, they could be armed.
Section 295 states that a person assisting a constable or a food safety officer executing a warrant 'is protected from civil and criminal liability that a person does or omits to do'. So they can do what they want with impunity and immunity?
Those protected from civil and criminal liability include the chief executive of the ministry, all employees and agents of the ministry, or members, employees or agents of a territorial authority, and most startlingly, employees or agents of a 'recognized agency', which it seems, includes any private firm.
Is this the sort of legislation that we want or need?
A P Holman. Northcote.
We can be 'EXCEPTIONALLY' thankful for people like AP Holman.
QSO; BA; Dip. LGA; Dip. Tchg
Note: The Queen's Service Order was established by Queen Elizabeth II on 13 March 1975, awarded by the government of New Zealand "for valuable voluntary service to the community or meritorious and faithful services to the Crown or similar services within the public sector, whether in elected or appointed office"
Tim. I honour A P Holman.
Solution: Though this is happening in the USA where they have become infected with Genetically Modified Organisms we must strive to keep our shores from being tainted by Monsanto's game plan around this side of our planet Gaia.