This argument I share, thanks Christine!

### ODT Online Thu, 9 Dec 2010
Opinion: Why not tackle real, useful work?
By Christine Fernyhough
We recently journeyed to see our high-country fine merino wool turned into yarn by the Austrian company Schoellers – a company which has done this value-adding work for more than 100 years: no rushing to join the IT revolution or looking for the next great trend, just converting our commodity wool into usable yarn. This is not a low-wage third-world producer, just a company that stuck to what it did and became very good at it.

Taking time to learn a trade is considered somehow inferior to accruing debt studying social sciences or communication at one of New Zealand’s many polytechs and universities, where everybody can be the boss, and nobody actually physically works hard on anything.

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• Christine Fernyhough is a farmer at Castle Hill Station in Canterbury.

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    ### ODT Online Mon, 10 Jan 2011
    Opinion: Prosperity not study’s corollary
    By Peter Lyons
    Education may not be the key to national prosperity. Major changes in the funding of tertiary education will start biting this year.

    Prosperity is determined by how well a society uses its resources to produce final goods and services. Pouring huge amounts of public funds into formal tertiary education may be a distraction from this goal.

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