It’s like a runaway bus and there’s nobody in the driver’s seat. And it’s heading straight for the cliff.
I’m tired of the Tourism people saying that everything is great. It’s only for a few people who are making all the money. And you know who that is.
OK, so other businesspeople are getting more money, so that’s good, and VAT must be up to cover the unpaid taxes some people got away with earlier this year thanks to the government.
But we are getting invaded and the locals are the ones copping it.
There is no infrastructure to cope – just look at the state of our roads – and imported workers outnumber the local population.
Been out on the road lately? You can’t even drive on it now.
And I’m told there are even more planes coming in daily, full of tourists. How many exactly? And did we get a say in it? We will be speaking a new language soon.
Oh, and I heard the new Cook Islands greeting the other day from a sweating checkout girl at the supermarket: “Kia Orana Yourself”.
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