This Is Christchurch: Irrigation Water Rights Issues Heating Up In Otago

First published on This Is Christchurch Read More Some recent posts on this blog have highlighted aspects of the Government’s 3 Waters policies. In a different yet parallel vein, issues over water rights for irrigation by farmers have become highly contentious in Otago over the past few years. Otago is an interesting case for irrigation… Continue reading This Is Christchurch: Irrigation Water Rights Issues Heating Up In Otago

This Is Christchurch: Three Waters / Local Governance Antagonism Continues

First published on This Is Christchurch Read More The Government’s flagship legislative effort this term has been the controversial 3 Waters reform proposals, in fact carried over from the previous term, but which must be finalised before the next election if it is to have any hope of coming into effect. Part of the impetus… Continue reading This Is Christchurch: Three Waters / Local Governance Antagonism Continues

This Is Christchurch: Labour the party of centralised bureaucracy?

First published on This Is Christchurch Read More Bryce Edward’s Democracy Project blog has this week a post by Camryn Brown implying the above. It’s not clear who Camryn Brown is and what ideological cant they follow, but there is is a lot of form to it with the present Labour government although it’s not… Continue reading This Is Christchurch: Labour the party of centralised bureaucracy?