Hipkins puts three waters reforms on his hit list

Hipkins puts three waters reforms on his hit list
Nanaia Mahuta's three water reforms are in different hands now. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
The new prime minister, Chris Hipkins, has given his strongest indication yet that the government he leads will make changes to the deeply divisive three waters reforms.Announcing the removal of the reforms’ principal architect, Nanaia Mahuta, from the local government portfolio as part of a cabinet reshuffle, Hipkins also said he was “leaving open the possibility of a reset there”.His predecessor, Jacinda Ardern, had signalled before Christmas that the government was likely to reassess its priorities and either remove or atte...

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