Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jun 30, 2020 3:44:36 GMT 12
AUCKLAND ASKED TO PAY FOR WATER FROM WAIKATO RIVER
The Waikato River Authority wants Auckland to pay for more water from the Waikato River and suggested up to 10 cents a litre, or $20 million a day.
Authority chief executive Bob Penter said the 10c per litre figure is a starting point aimed at trying to understand what Watercare will do to support the restoration and protection of the Waikato River.
Goff said approaches had been made at various stages for Auckland to pay for water, which is contrary to Government police and a claim before the Waitangi Tribunal.
The Herald understands one of the sticking points between Auckland Council and Waikato-Tainui has been a request by Waikato-Tainui for "usage-based funding" for water from the river........