Alf has a soft spot for the good folk at Federated Farmers, especially because they always send him an invitation to their pre-Christmas party in Wellington which he enjoys attending.
But he is not entirely sympathetic to their complaint that WorkSafe New Zealand is out of control for pursuing charges against a farming couple for failing to wear helmets on their quad bike.
An account of what happened can be found here at Stuff.
Marlborough farming couple has been fined $40,000 for not wearing helmets while riding their quad bikes.
Phillip Andrew Jones, 33, and Maria Anna Carlson, 30, were spotted by WorkSafe New Zealand inspectors riding a quad bike without helmets on a Havelock farm on multiple occasions since 2012.
The pair were absent from the Blenheim District Court when they were sentenced by Judge Tony Zohrab yesterday.
The court heard the pair, who have a share-milking partnership on the farm, were given multiple warnings by WorkSafe to wear helmets while on their quad bikes, but continued to be non-compliant.
So what does “multiple warnings” mean?