Red Radio on the Dodgy Socialist Dam

You know things are running strongly against socialists when Red Radio turns against them.

This segment shows how thoroughly the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council got their arse handed to them in the high court.

The High Court decision said the board would have to reconsider its terms of consent for the Ruataniwha water storage scheme and the management approach, to ensure farming practices in the Tukituki catchment would be managed to protect river health.

The court ruled there was an error of natural justice in that new evidence was presented following the close of the Board of Inquiry hearing earlier this year but not all parties got to consider it.

Listen to Kevin Hackwell from Forest and Bird on Checkpoint ( 4 min 5 sec )   

A Fish and Game spokesperson said the ruling was likely to further delay a final decision on the $600 million water storage project.

Forest and Bird’s Kevin Hackwell said it was an excellent decision because it meant water quality would be improved and communities consulted.

“A signal which is really good really good about this decision is that it sends a clear signal to all regional councils that when they’re doing their regional plan for water and land management that they must include methods that ensure that agreed water quality limits will be met.”

Listen to the “factual fiction” bit which allowed farmers to breech the rules for nitrogen leeching.

The dodgy rule said that you may not be meeting nitrogen levels but you don’t have to comply with it.

Chairman Fenton “Jong-Un” Wilson must be starting to get worried his political career is going to come to a horrible end, especially since he has been promoting the dodgy socialist dam then claiming his votes for it are legitimate because he hasn’t formed an opinion on it.


– Radio NZ


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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