OPINION: Your canine crusader knows there is a great deal of unease - especially in rural NZ - about the Government's three waters reforms.
In van der Poel's news release calling for candidates to stand for the board, he happened to 'forget' to mention that current director Jacqueline Rowarth was re-standing - but did happen to name other directors who were standing again.
The Hound's mate wants to know if this was a genuine error or a deliberate mistake.
He reckons it might be more of the latter than the former and surmises that because Dr Rowarth is not shy about expressing her opinion on things, perhaps van der Poel's omission was not a mistake.
Now he may very well think that, but this old mutt could not possibly comment.