Wednesday, 27 October 2021 11:11

Control freak

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: The instinct of the current Government to centralise control of everything is going to come to a guster when it comes to water reform.

The three waters reform has been pushed out of the daily headlines by a resurgent Covid-19, but Nanaia Mahuta's asset grab hasn't gone away. Luckily, three waters is meeting widespread opposition, not just farm lobbies but also from many of the local government bodies who currently own and manage water assets - on behalf of ratepayers.

Milking It would like to think this pushback will stop Mahuta in her tracks, but she has signalled that Labour may just ram it through anyway. Their command-and-control style hasn't worked with housing, property or with preparing NZ for Delta, so why would anyone believe it will work for water reform?

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