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Goff rejects half billion dollar water deal for Auckland

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 16 Jul 2021

The Upper Nihotupu Dam in the Waitakere Ranges in Auckland.(Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 16 Jul 2021
Auckland mayor Phil Goff has poured cold water on the government’s offer of more than half a billion dollars in compensation for bundling its Watercare business into the proposed amalgamation of drinking, waste and storm water services.“We're not interested in that,” Goff told BusinessDesk after government announcements offering $2.5 billion of new funding to ensure the proposal to amalgamate 67 local government-owned water services entities into four bodies nationwide.He predicted the government would eventually legislate...

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