This morning on the wireless (there's a rough recording below of the actual snippet) I heard Tim Cossar the Chief Executive of the Tourism Industry Association along with Damien O'Connor interviewed about the challenges facing tourism NZ. Damian - our Minister of Tourism - said something like this...

... tourists worried about carbon miles when flying across the globe to reach our isolated little island don’t need to worry because their carbon emissions will be adequately offset by their experience here in NZ where they will learn about the environment in our pristine clean green pure NZ.

That’s not a direct quote but near enough. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

I did have a good laugh when I saw this on The Standard though...

Heads in the sand indeed. There's some scary levels of ignorance down there in the beehive as this post over at hot topic also confirms.

Reminds me of some street theatre we did last year…

Heads in the sand
Heads in the sand