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Govt to press on with three waters reforms

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 29 Apr 2022

Govt to press on with three waters reforms
The government is betting fixing broken water infrastructure is a vote winner. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 29 Apr 2022
The government has accepted almost every recommendation from the working group that reviewed its “three waters” reform programme and will press ahead despite an ongoing build-up of political opposition.Today’s announcement from local government minister Nanaia Mahuta, backed by infrastructure minister Grant Robertson, sought to portray the final decisions on the contentious policy as new concessions to the growing body of opposition from local councils to the initiative.Mahuta, for example, sought to take the sting out of raci...

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