The Nation 20 July 2013

July 19th, 2013 at 4:20 pm by Kokila Patel

Coming Up this week on

Why won’t Kiwis work on farms — a special panel.
And why won’t they also work on fishing boats — Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse.
Steve Adams — why he may be the last Kiwi to make the NBA draft.
What price 100% Pure New Zealand? Tunnels and monorails in the Conservation estate.

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9 Responses to “The Nation 20 July 2013”

  1. jaba (2,146 comments) says:

    it’s because farm work is hard yakka with terrible hours and I belive the starting wage isn’t too flash. Lazy bstds can get a living dole payment doing fk all .. that needs to stop.
    I’m getting on a bit BUT if I had a choice of working on a farm or the dole then doing work would win every time.
    Who can remember Mallard picking asparagus and Shane Jones on a fishing boat?

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  2. Dazzaman (1,145 comments) says:

    Plenty of young Maori boys are now increasingly doing that real farm work (farm managers, leading hands, etc.)…the cow cockies are finally letting them in, rather than keeping them in the spud paddocks which was our assigned (in reality) lot for over a hundred years. Lots of the brothers are usually on the boats too. Might finally be getting rewarded properly for all the hard yakka we’ve put into the farming & fishing sector.

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  3. hj (7,066 comments) says:

    it’s because farm work is hard yakka with terrible hours and I belive the starting wage isn’t too flash. Lazy bstds can get a living dole payment doing fk all .. that needs to stop.
    ……………..
    What about all the city jobs that are hard work? Who installs the under floor insulation… (every home a warm home)? My guess is that the reason Kiwis (they claim) don’t want to work on farms is social?

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  4. hj (7,066 comments) says:

    Why won’t Kiwis work on farms — a special panel.
    And why won’t they also work on fishing boats — Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse.
    …………………….
    Elites love to piss on the ordinary New Zealander. The only ones who won’t be there are the people they are calling shit.

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  5. Pete George (23,683 comments) says:

    I remember Jones on a fishing boat, he looked like a porn flick in a retirement home.

    Installing underfloor insulation is hard work, I witnessed it being done at home – and they weren’t allowed to do some due ti insufficient clearance so i had to what i could of the rest myself.

    I’d do agriculture or horticulture work again if I needed to, I’ve done plenty in the past – and still some part time at home.

    But I grew up rural, I think many townies have no idea what hard physical work is like.

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  6. Dazzaman (1,145 comments) says:

    Good call hj. It’s usually harder work for us plebs dodging the shit hurled from on high.

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  7. UpandComer (537 comments) says:

    Worst thing about being on the farm is the unrelenting exposure to the elements. I just remember being fucking perpetually freezing as a lambing shepherd

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  8. duggledog (1,589 comments) says:

    Loads of Sth Americans and Filipinos on Southland farms now. They don’t mind the hard work.

    Farming is hard but not as hard as it was when I was growing up. Much better machinery etc now. The hardest part of dairying for me was the bloody grinding routine of milking twice a day whether you wanted to or not, whether you were a bit crook or whatever. No sick days, shit, flies in summer, freezing hands in winter.

    Money was good but!

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  9. hj (7,066 comments) says:

    I couldn’t catch all the discussion but the work requires that they can fall with their fee running. Also as Calvin Fisher said “they can put 4 people in a house rather than a family”.. so suits the type enjoying o/e rather than young man/ young family/ young man with partner who will be uprooted from “mates”?

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