Monday, October 19, 2015


The Local Government and Environment Committee has called for submissions on the Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Bill. You can submit directly via that link by Thursday, 19 November 2015.

The bill would extend the Canterbury dictatorship by imposing a mixed appointed / elected model on ECan, with enough appointees to ensure the government and rural districts can impose their environmentally destructive agenda on the region and continue to give all the water to farmers. It is explicitly anti-democratic and I urge everyone to submit against it. As Parliament has allowed enough time for submissions (contrary to my earlier fears), it is probably worthwhile to submit, if only to make your dissatisfaction noted.