Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jul 1, 2021 4:35:03 GMT 12
LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER NANAIA MAHUTA OUTLINES FIX FOR 'SYSTEM IN CRISIS'
Act leader David Seymour said the plan to give mana whenua equal standing with local body representatives on the Regional Representative Groups was an unnecessary step toward a "Partnership State."
""Co-governance should not be the priority; the priority should be fixing the pipes. We have sewage on the streets in Wellington and yet at local and central government level the priority is honouring the Treaty.
"Nanaia Mahuta's water reforms will mean mana whenua have equal rights with councils in governing water assets. People shouldn't have a seat at the table just because of who their ancestors were.".....