Let the community decide

September 18, 2009

(as dictated to Mrs Grumble)

The boss of Local Government NZ is blessed with the sort of common sense Alf hopes to see shown by Lands Minister Maurice Williamson, when he decides how Wanganui should be spelled.

He issued a statement today headed Let the Wanganui people choose
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Local authorities are given a water break

June 24, 2009

A great move from the Government today will take the heat off hard-pressed local authorities struggling to bring their water supplies up to standards demanded by the Clark Cabal.

The announcement came jointly from Health Minister Tony Ryall and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide; they announced the Government has delayed requirements for communities to meet new drinking water legislation by three years.

This will be welcome in Eketahuna, where we’ve had problems trying to meet absurdly high quality standards.

Mr Ryall says “The government will also be reviewing the cost, benefits and administrative burden of the legislation. We know local communities have been wanting such a review for some time.”
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