New Zealand’s Rural and Provincial Councils are calling on the Government to slow reforms.
Take for instance the Government's claim that it is still working with local communities and councils on its proposed 3 Waters reforms.
One would think this might actually mean it is still listening to local communities and taking on board their concerns before pressing ahead with any reforms.
Don't be silly!
A recent ad on the Seek website promoted a very highly-paid role for 'Head of Communications, Three Waters Programme'.
The ad said one of the key parts of this new job was to, "advance the Government's reform objectives in a way that supports successful adoption of the reforms..."
It reminds yours truly of that old saying: How can you tell when a politician is lying? Answer - their lips are moving!