Politicians are a scary prospect at times.
We vote for them to run our cities and country and it appears that they don’t understand the law one bit.
If you’re gonna be a politician – at least get to know the laws of the land just so you don’t look like a prize goose when you mouth off about an issue or try to look like you’re doing something about it.
The Great Titirangi Kauri Tree caper has to be one of those moments when we collectively wonder just how bright our civic and national leaders are.
They all rushed out there, held meetings and expressed concern for the said tree, whilst openly stating they were trying to do something about it.
The fact is, there was and is no legal grounds on which they politicians could resolve the issue.
The Resource Consent can’t be revoked. Most likely a Judicial Review on process would fail to pass the required threshold test to succeed and so everyone was powerless to do anything at all.¬† Read more »