Compromise emerges on three waters reforms

Compromise emerges on three waters reforms
Auckland mayor Phil Goff is still a holdout on proposed water infrastructure reforms. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
A compromise solution allowing the government to implement its troubled “three waters” reforms proposals is emerging.Recommendations from a multi-party working group led by long-time public policy consultant Doug Martin propose to give councils shares in the proposed four new water infrastructure entities that local government minister Nanaia Mahuta has proposed.The shares would be in proportion to the population in each council area, seeking in effect to de-fang the claim by opponents of the original policy that it would amount to...

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