Do they have to want to beat us in everything we do?
Well, does the acronym IRA ring a bell?
Actually for baby boomers like me, its probably not what you think. The Impact Risk Assessment.
Now Australia may lift a 75 year ban on New Zealand apples following the release of a draft Impact Risk Assessment by quarantine officials late this afternoon. But New Zealand farmers are not expected to celebrate. Instead they’re likely to protest strongly over the severity of restrictions designed to prevent the spread of the disease ‘fireblight’.
Anyway that is not the content of this topic although, for me personally after I left the BNZ in 1977, I worked for the NZ Apple & Pear Board at Port Nelson for the local fruit season Feb to June 78……and that’s where I remember the precursor to the CER part.
If you talked to anyone involved in the pipfruit industry in those days, in the same breath they would have quite loudly expounded their thoughts regarding exports of Apples to Australia ……….well less said about that. Actually, that’s another post in itself.
Actually kinda amusing in a sort of abstract way, but not much more than the last week after us here in the land of the long white cloud, have had our record NZ lotto Jackpot, you could say the base/foundation has been laid….
And it can only be logically concluded the Ockers took this as a challenge. So what can they do?
And, ……..our cousins across the ditch, well they’ve got to beat that, haven’t they?
They’ve decided that there is no way those Kiwis are gonna beat us, and have managed to come up with a Jackpot even beyond ours, and I here I may add, …..just a bit above ours.
BUT all is not lost, courtesy of the Internet us here in NZ can purchase a ticket online to be in Australia’s BIGGEST ever lottery prize.
Perhaps the neatest thing would be if someone outside Oz, maybe in NZ won the main prize?