Mostly the cover of darkness hides the true extent of how foul winter air can be in New Zealand towns and cities, with the foulest air between 6 and 10pm, but check this out. This is a photo of a polluted day in Masterton circa 2009 as has done the rounds on clean air blogs:
Thanks to the National Party’s Nick Smith that will also be a picture of Masterton in 2011, 2016, and probably if we get a string of gutless ministers, 2029. You can’t be morally upright if this is how you make policy:
Nick Smith has even been accused elsewhere of “statistical murder“.