Post by Kiwi Frontline on Feb 24, 2020 17:50:38 GMT 12
DEMOCRACY ACTION FEBRUARY 2020 UPDATE NEWSLETTER
Welcome to the latest Democracy Action Update. In this issue I am suggesting you consider having your say on the Taumata Arowai—the Water Services Regulator Bill, which is open for submissions until March 4th. (I know, I know - not another %! request to send a submission!) It is obvious the government is using its time in power to implement as much legislation as it can, hence the Bills are coming thick and fast.
Essentially this Bill establishes a new water regulator along with an associated special interest group – a Maori advisory group.
To add to our understanding of the Bill, we commissioned law firm Simpson Grierson - recommended as experts in local government law - to analyse of the likely effects of provisions in the Bill pertaining to the role of the Maori Advisory Group. We have now received their opinion on the provisions. For a copy of the Simpson Grierson advice, please click HERE.
Please scroll below for more information on the Bill, which includes our summary of the Simpson Grierson advice......