Post by Kiwi Frontline on Nov 22, 2019 16:25:47 GMT 12
Weekend Sun / Sunlive 22/11/19
DIVIDING COUNCIL The recent appointment of TCC Committee Chairs and Deputy Chairs illustrates the old adage “kissing goes by favour”.
All of the newbies were appointed a deputy chair (and with an increase in pay) except for Andrew Hollis who is in the naughty corner for having the temerity to upset the perpetually offended Tangata Whenua.
Side-lining Hollis' skills as an engineer and geologist to pander to iwi sensitivity will be a loss to the council's skill base.
As for the experienced councillors Robson and Grainger, Robson has been sidelined probably because he is too bright and Grainger for having found an equitable solution for 11 Mission St, which councillors have agreed to, so upsetting iwi as they will have to share the prize.
Tenby Powell opens up this wound to satisfy iwi at his peril.
Tenby Powell who advocated for an inclusive council has created one that is even more divided than before. R PRINCE, Welcome Bay.