Tag Archives: Regional Council

Forest & Bird decision a dam indictment – Letter to HB Today

It was very encouraging to see that the Forest and Bird appeal has been released. I would have to say that justice has been done. It begs the question though. Why did HBRIC spend about $20,000,000 of ratepayers money before … Continue reading

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What priority quality of water?

I hope that the government instigated inquiry into the contamination of the Havelock North water supply is as far reaching as has been implied. I’m sure it will do a great job at looking at the fundamental questions such as was the response appropriate and so on. I agree that these are questions we deserve an answer to. However one of the issues it should be looking into, and I very much doubt that it will, is the culture which seems to place water quality at a lower priority than economic activity. As we’ve found out over recent weeks perhaps that’s just a too short sighted way to look at the world. Whilst a healthy economy is important, frankly we can’t drink money. Continue reading

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Wny the flip flop? – Letter to editor

One has to wonder how at one meeting a $43 million spend can been seen as insignificant yet at the very next meeting the opposite holds true. Continue reading

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