The dodgy socialist dam in Central Hawkes Bay looks like it is going to fall over with the council taking several weeks to decide whether to proceed or not.
The Board of Inquiry didn’t buy into the HB Regional Council’s now discredited model that said they only needed to limit one nutrient.
This leads to a series of questions:
- Was the HBRC aware that their decisions were being made based on a model that had not been adequately peer reviewed and would not have stood up in the environment court because it was not released to other submitters?
- Why did the HBRC think it was so special it could turn a river toxic by setting N levels at Toxicity?
- Why did the HBRC think it was so special it could only limit P, not N, while every other river in the country has to limit both?
- Why didn’t the HBRC listen to staff who dissented on the TRIM model? Read more »