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A Govt that imposes Three Waters is a dictatorship

A Government that ignores reasoned opposition from local government by imposing 50/50 iwi-council co-governance through its Three Waters Plan is yet another step closer to a dictatorship.


Three Waters is the Government's plan to establish four publicly-owned entities to take responsibility for drinking water, wastewater and stormwater from local councils.


Today, Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta confirmed that the Government will force its Three Waters reforms on local councils after it was first pitched as voluntary .


Imposing a plan to give tribal representatives equal say with 67 councils over New Zealand water is outrageous.


Embedding 50/50 co-governance between councils and iwi who claim to represent 17 percent of the population is a major step towards creating a society in which everyone has to check their ancestry to work out their political rights.


Today’s imposition of the Three Waters Plan is a big step towards implementing the He Puapua Plan, which involves two governments under tribal control, one for Maori by Maori and the other a fully bicultural version of what we already have.


The forced introduction of Three Waters initially followed the prescription outlined in the He Puapua plan, which involved consultation with iwi groups first, then propaganda to soften up everyone else.


The frightening aspect of today’s imposition is that when councils expressed concern about asset confiscation and substandard representation, the Ardern Government went ahead and imposed it anyway.


This is an outrageous decision, and will cost the Government votes at the next election.

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Mr Brash

The announcement advised us that this asset was not going on the government books but in private ownership and the transaction was reviewed by standards and poors before being dropped us.

I smell a big pile of you know what. Can you shed any light on the reasoning behind such a move?

I have heard the finances are tanked, country is broke and it’s a way of being able to borrow against it to prop things up?

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winder44
winder44
Oct 29, 2021

Time to become a Democratic Republic. A written constitution embodying facilities for binding referendums, and a voting system using a single transferable vote mechanism or similar. No party donations, funding for candidates equally, via a statutory body within the constitution. One people, equal under the law, and eliminate race based ideology.

At present we are dragging our tails.

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winder44
winder44
Oct 30, 2021
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Agree, but the President would have to be elected by a system of preferential voting with a 66% majority. Also there would have to be a method of Recall for incompetent or ineffective behaviour.

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phildrane
phildrane
Oct 29, 2021

Even if a credible Opposition can be found by the next election in 2024, it will likely be too late to reverse much of the damage done,

SInce Nanaia Mahuta's announcement confirms that extremist Labour Cabinet 'lefties' have zero regard for democratic representation and process, may I submit the following observations as reasonable justification for the 'cheated' majority of New Zealanders to now adopt civil disobedience in its various forms as the only remaining recourse:-


1. Minister Mahuta apparently believes that because this Labour Government was voted back in at the last election, it clearly indicates that the majority of New Zealanders gave Cabinet a 'mandate' to forcibly enact 'Three Waters' or any other legislation it chooses.

2. It…


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tjalling.jonker
tjalling.jonker
Oct 28, 2021

indeed, the downward trend is setting in. particularly 'swinging' voters are abandoning labour and, interestingly enough these are not picked-up by the greens. rather, act is picking up a considerable share of this electorates' segment.


the other, not insignificant group are the 'undecided'.


of course, an alternative scenario could be that a chunk of the 'undecided' group are now moving towards act? so that would imply not insignificant numbers moving from labour to the 'undecided' segment given this segment is relatively static? if that is indeed what is happening it would strongly suggest that labour's voter-base is likely to erode further with more of it's 2020 voters becoming 'undecided'. this is likely due to the absolutely dictatorial policies it h…


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Just to get some perspective on this, has the govt asked each council for their water services upgrades requirements, the $ involved and the timing of the required expenditure, and the public release this information? I suspect not. Plenty of keyboard 'experts' (and the govt) out there talking of the disastrous, critical state of water services across the country, but is this valid or just emotive waffle? A few facts would assist public discussion of these very important national issues. Transparency, honesty etc. would be a good place to start. We are talking about ratepayer funded and owned assets here, Surely they deserve better.

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