When Councils ride rough shod over ratepayers and the politicians vote with their wallets and not with the interests of those paying the bills there will be electoral consequences.
Hawkes Bay Regional Council has poured millions into a dodgy socialist dam proposal that simply doesn’t stack up economically or environmentally.
The battle over the Ruataniwha Dam project is moving to the ballot box.
Newly reelected Ngati Kahungunu chair Ngahiwi Tomoana says the iwi’s opposition to the $333 million scheme to irrigate part of central Hawke’s Bay has got wide support.
He says Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and its regional investment company aren’t listening to the wider community, which opposes the project of economic, cultural and environmental grounds.
The council is up for election in October. Read more »