The Three Waters saga has bred scepticism and mistrust.
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says her dealings with the sector over Three Waters were in good faith, and denies a decision to mandate the reforms had already been made.
The more work that is done now on Dunedin’s water and wastewater infrastructure, the better, city councillor Jim O’Malley says.
🔉LISTEN TO INTERVIEW: Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta continues to defend the proposed Three Waters reforms, saying people in rural areas should not be left behind the big cities.
Forcing through water reforms is a cynical move by a Government that lost control amid a toxic debate, southern mayors say.