Dickhead council staff piss off new council

From the merry band of halfwits who completely alienated possible opponents of the dodgy socialist dam so much that they are fighting a lot harder.

Regional Chairman Rex Graham has taken council staff to task for not working with councillors on the Havelock North water crisis.

Graham raised the issue at today’s (Wednesday) Regional Planning Committee meeting, which was held in front of a packed public gallery.

“There has been a lot of publicity around the Havelock water issue and we are taking a bit of flack around that,” Graham told staff.

“And it just concerns me that the governance have not been involved in any of these decisions that have taken place.”

The Chairman said this was not the first time governors had raised the issue of staff not working with them.

“I would just like to note we do want to be involved and informed of what the next steps of what the next steps of our executive [who are working on this],” he said.

“[Just] so we don’t get caught out when we read the paper or get rung by somebody else.”

The inside word is that Iain Maxwell, who thought he was going to be appointed CE when Andrew Newman gets the arse card, is also in line for an arse card.

Not only have they pissed off their own council, they have pissed off the Hastings District Council, who are now so adamantly opposed to working at any level with the HBRC staff the relationship has gone from dysfunctional to non-existent.

Good luck bludging dam money out of the HDC Andrew, Andy & Fenton.

Speaking of Andy, looks like his arse card came early:

Dr Andrew Pearce is rumoured to have agreed to tender his resignation as Board Chairman of the Hawke’s Bay Regional Investment Company.

Pearce was contacted several times for comment via phone and email, but had not responded by the time of publishing.

According to four separate sources, all of who requested to remain unnamed, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chairman Rex Graham asked Pearce to resign sometime in the last week, in the wake of HBRIC’s 2016 Annual General Meeting which was held last Wednesday afternoon (November 16).

“After that meeting I think a conversation was had between the Chairman and Andy,” one source said.

“And during the course of that conversation the Chairman asked for his resignation and he agreed to tender it.”

When asked about alleged resignation, Graham replied “no comment”.

However, another source said that Pearce’s resignation was asked for after six out of the nine sitting councillors lost faith in their Investment Company Chairman following his refusal to answer questions put to him by HBRIC’s sole shareholder – HBRC.

This is pleasing to see. I like seeing winners take utu.

The clean out is underway.


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