Irrigation Water Rights Issues Heating Up In Otago

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 management as water rights there have been based… Continue reading Irrigation Water Rights Issues Heating Up In Otago

Three Waters / Local Governance Antagonism Continues

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 for the Three Waters reforms is to bring… Continue reading Three Waters / Local Governance Antagonism Continues

Labour the party of centralised bureaucracy?

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 always like this with Labour. The Clark administration… Continue reading Labour the party of centralised bureaucracy?