Just because it’s legal does not make it right.
Alf was never happy about legalising prostitution in this country, for example. Or permitting civil unions. Or letting teenagers into pubs.
Hence he is not impressed by the defence being advanced by the iwi that was given money by Meridian Energy, apparently to reverse its opposition to a West Coast hydro dam.
The iwi is saying the payment was a “legitimate” part of the resource consent process.
Of course it is. Perfectly legal.
It raises lots of questions in Alf’s mind, nevertheless.
The story is told at Stuff today –
Meridian last week revealed it had paid an unspecified sum to Te Runanga o Ngati Waewae for work it had done to assess the cultural impact of the company’s proposed Mokihinui River hydro project.
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