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Balance tipping towards forced 3 waters amalgamation

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 19 Jul 2021

LGNZ president Stuart Crosby (front left), lines up with government ministers to support the 3 waters reform package (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 19 Jul 2021
Forced amalgamation of the country’s 67 local water services into four bodies covering the whole country is looking increasingly likely, with local government’s peak body signing an agreement to accept that outcome if central government requires it.In a 19-page heads of agreement (HoA) signed between Local Government New Zealand and central government on Friday, LGNZ agrees it will “will accept such a decision” and “not actively oppose such an approach” to the reform of drinking, waste and storm water service...

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