OPINION: Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor tried to keep his latest overseas jaunt secret squirrel.
Your old mate has been forwarded a document from the Department of Internal Affairs (which is doing the Government's bidding on these reforms) relating to the three waters proposal and it makes concerning reading.
Here is some of what it says: "A Mana Whenua Group for each of the four entities will be stablished to guide strategic performance expectations alongside local government. Each Mana Whenua Group will have equal voting right to local government and the new entities will have statutory oblications to fund and ensure Mana Whenua participation..."
That's as clear as mud!