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Letter: The craziness of the water issue

Last updated 12:00 20/07/2012

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OPINION: John Monro's own bunker mentality is demonstrated by his jealously-inspired personal abuse of the prime minister and pompous fact-free diatribe (Letters, July 14-15) apparently in support of the Maori Council's confused and fanciful water-rights claim. Despite the craziness of this issue, some koha in the form of energy company shares will doubtlessly calm the proverbial troubled waters.

More importantly, given the increasingly frivolous nature of such claims and the poor state of government coffers, perhaps a referendum seeking to dissolve the Maori Council and the Waitangi Tribunal is now due. These parasites have outlived their usefulness and the money saved would surely exceed any revenue from the part-sale of energy assets.

JIM YOUNG

Belmont

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