Minister abuses his position

In an appalling display of ignoring due process Environment Minister Chris Carter has vetoed the building of a Marina in Whangamata.

This is despite over $1 million in legal fees, 14 years of jumping through bureaucratic hurdles and an Environment Court decision saying to go ahead. 

This is truly a sad day for New Zeland democracy. essentially the power of our courts are being usurped by a government content with lies, obfuscation and power at all costs. 

One has to ask, What on earth is the point of the Environment Court if after 27 days of hearings and deliberations it can found to be wanting in its decision by a Minister to did a tiki tour of the area for two hours and talked to some disaffected parties?

This is just another example of typical socialist "We know best" attitude.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.