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Mahuta digs in on three waters reforms

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 23 Sep 2021

Mahuta digs in on three waters reforms
Determined: Nanaia Mahuta is not for turning on her long-sought water infrastructure reforms. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 23 Sep 2021
The local government minister, Nanaia Mahuta, has given her strongest signal yet the government will press ahead with its reform of drinking, waste and storm water services, despite a chorus of opposition from the assets’ local government owners.Speaking in parliament’s daily question time session, Mahuta ruled out pausing the reforms, as some councils have sought.“Pausing the reform discussions will not help to respond to the significant challenges facing councils,” she said.The issues had been discussed for more than t...

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