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Three Waters 2.0: Still Undemocratic, Still Unaccountable, Still Expensive

Commenting on the Government’s Three Waters announcement, NZ Taxpayers’ Union Campaigns Manager, Callum Purves, said:

“After all the promises of a refocus on Three Waters, a rebrand and more entities fail to hide the fact that the Government’s water reforms remain an asset and power grab.

“Increasing the number of entities quite simply misses the point. Forcibly removing assets from councils undermines the property rights of the ratepayers who have funded them over many decades. There is nothing wrong with sharing water services to drive efficiencies and reduce costs, but shotgun marriages of councils and creating additional tiers of management and bureaucracy simply won’t deliver any savings...Read more

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