Water is precious. It’s also getting scarce. A lot of people are looking at ways to get hold of it or make money out of it. Colin James in today’s DomPost (not on-line yet) tips National’s plan in an article titled “Eyes on New Zealand as China sucks own water dry” – no national standards as the Clean Water coalition submitted but instead:
The Government’s likely solution – a Crown company like that for ultra-fast broadband fibre-laying, capitalised from the proceeds of selldowns of state-owned enterprises and operating in public-private partnerships to get projects under way and then sell them on to farmers. Now where does China fit in that?
Whoever thought China was only interested in dairy farms. This sounds like one disaster after another. Decisions after the election of course. As Phil Twyford said a year ago, “it’s time to take action against water privatisation.”