Tuesday, 18 June 2019 11:16

Clear conflict

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OPINION: A few weeks back, this old mutt pointed out the folly and useless virtue signaling of the Canterbury Regional Council (Ecan) in declaring a ‘climate emergency’.

This was demanded of the council by far-left activist group Extinction Rebellion. The Hound has been informed that Ecan chair Steve Lowndes is actually a paid-up member of Extinction Rebellion.

While Lowndes excused himself from the vote, it does highlight the obvious conflict of interest. Perhaps the auditor-general should be called in to rule on this conflict.

You often hear Greenpeace and/or Fish & Game demanding the auditor-general investigate farmer-councillors when local councils back irrigation schemes, even when these farmer-councillors do not have a direct benefit or pecuniary interest in the schemes. 

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