Monday, 20 July 2020 11:11


Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your old mate nearly choked on his dog biscuit when he read that the Hawkes Bay Regional Council is going to investigate more freshwater storage sites in the region.

According to HBRC chair Rex Graham the decision was… “an important step in solving the objective of ensuring Heretaunga has long-term, climate-resilient and secure supplies of freshwater”.

The Hound wonders if this is the same Rex Graham – who along with a bunch of other luddites – campaigned to get on the HBRC by vigorously protesting against the then council’s plans to build the Ruataniwha Dam – a new freshwater storage and irrigation scheme aimed at ensuring… ‘Heretaunga has long-term, climate-resilient and secure freshwater’?

Perhaps Graham – and his anti-Ruataniwha acolyte deputy chair – Rick Barker owe an apology to the people of the region?


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