Letter: The craziness of the water issue

Last updated 12:00 20/07/2012

Relevant offers

Letters to the Editor

Clean up former army headquarters, too 'Fun' battlefield project a worry Chinese influence in Pacific growing Fluoride no risk to dolphins Sugar tax could fund obesity costs Evidence shows sugar harms King's son not a special case New use for an old dentist's technique Longer boat not a winner Farmers must clean up their own act

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

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content