Yesterday’s drive through Southland provided a tale of two countries.
Radio news was telling us that New Zealand is in recession but our eyes were seeing another story. The wee towns we passed through were bustling, growing for the first time since the wool boom of the 1950s; and new houses are springing up everywhere.
A sign on the outskirts of Winton provided the explanation: No-one wants to be a dairy farmer. Yeah right.