No Minister

Three Waters: Christchurch City Council’s rejection means nothing

Because the fascists in charge of this country will legislate and steal councils assets regardless, even if 98% of councils do not agree with the reforms.

So don’t get too excited.

National MP Barbara Kuriger asked Mahuta in Parliament if she would consider pausing the reforms given Local Government NZ and some mayors, councils, and communities have called for her to do so. 

“No,” Mahuta responded. 

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Written by Nick K

September 28, 2021 at 7:44 pm

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  1. To be fair, that wasn’t her complete response. I get the impression that there are a lot of issues and details to be worked through and effective gifting of assets will not be part of the final arrangement, hopefully. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/09/local-government-minister-nanaia-mahuta-defends-three-waters-reforms-amid-backlash.html

    fredonas

    September 28, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    • Fredonas you are a brave man to believe anything you hear or read from Mahuta. Add in Willie Jackson is pushing her along and there are big concerns.

      pdm1946

      September 29, 2021 at 7:59 am

    • Agreed. I am beyond appalled at the prospect of wholesale theft of assets and ongoing extortion of ratepayers to benefit an elite minority. I just hope there will be enough pushback and negative polling that it will not be an option politically and a sensible compromise will be implemented. Time will tell.

      fredonas

      September 29, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    • Stretching things to get sensible from this lot.

      pdm1946

      September 29, 2021 at 1:01 pm

  2. The maori caucus has the Labour govt by the balls

    Kloyd0306

    September 29, 2021 at 8:58 am

    • Most of them don’t have balls and I suspect a portion of the few left that do want to become like Laurel Hubbard.

      pdm1946

      September 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm

  3. That will be fake news, there is no one with balls in NZLP Kloyd0306, H1 took the formalin and jar with her when she left and the possession of testicles is verboten. However the groping while searching is still well established as Pardy policy.

    Gravedodger

    September 29, 2021 at 10:04 am

    • Beat me to it.

      adolffinkensen

      September 29, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    • GD/Tom wish we had upticks!!!

      pdm1946

      September 29, 2021 at 1:04 pm

  4. Of course they will do as they are told by Mahuta.
    In addition it is only about the amount of money the Government will give to the Councils which is why Auckland and Christchurch are saying no – for now.
    After all it is only borrowed money adding to the amount to pay by those who pay tax.

    Papa Mike

    September 29, 2021 at 12:53 pm

  5. Our local Council unanimously voted no. Many others have done the same. I think only a few have voted yes. The government will be buying a fight to proceed with that opposition. Have they the ability to steamroll it through knowing it will lose them a lot of votes. I doubt it. Even if they want to try, I suspect there will be major court cases financed by the major Councils. That will tie the process right up

    Chris Morris

    September 29, 2021 at 4:29 pm


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