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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