Peter Dunne and David Seymour thought they’d help out Nick Smith with RMA reform.
Unfortunately for them he spat in their faces and preferred a solution that caves in to brownmail.
The Government and the Maori Party have struck a deal to back Resource Management Act reforms, despite a last-ditch bid from other parties to provide a better offer.
The announcement ensures the controversial Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, intended to speed up planning and consent laws, will pass into law after years of delays.
In a statement on Thursday, Maori Party co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell announced they had reached agreement to support the final stages of the legislation.
“We’ve worked hard on the outcomes to reach an agreement that we are satisfied with,” Flavell said.