Nanaia Mahuta: Three Waters Reform is not confiscation

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 Oct 2021, 7:50PM
Nanaia Mahuta. (Photo / Alex Burton)
Nanaia Mahuta. (Photo / Alex Burton)

Nanaia Mahuta: Three Waters Reform is not confiscation

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 27 Oct 2021, 7:50PM

It was a bombshell announcement from Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta this morning 

The Government will go ahead with its plans for water reform, and will take power over water off local councils. 

Instead, four new water bodies will look after drinking, storm and waste water.  

Councils were promised a right to opt out, but that's now been taken off the table and the government will force councils to hand over control.  

Nanaia Mahuta told Heather du Plessis-Allan the reform is not confiscation.

"It provides these water service entities with a financially sustainable ability to fund infrastructure and asset management."

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