Stuart Nash has come good in a heated debate around council amalgamation in Hawkes Bay.
Public outbursts by Napier MP and amalgamation opponent Stuart Nash have been criticised by pro-amalgamation advocates who have accused him of personal attacks.
In response, Mr Nash said members of pro-amalgamation group A Better Hawke’s Bay (ABHB) need to “harden up”.
They definitely should harden up.
And he forgot to say harden the fuck up.
The public mud-slinging has spilled on to this newspaper’s online discussion forum.
In response to a Talking Point article by A Better Hawke’s Bay chairman Rebecca Turner on Hawke’s Bay Today’s website, Mr Nash posted the following comment:
“I have never read such an absolute load of rubbish in this paper before. There is no way amalgamation will be good for the Bay in any way shape or form. One voice is Wgtn – what a load of bollocks.
“As someone who works there, 5 voices are better than one any day. If amalgamation occurs (and I doubt it will) I predict deamalgamation in 5 years as not one of the so-called ‘promises’ made by ABHB will be realised at all. In fact, quite the opposite.” Read more »