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Council Makes Hammerhead Announcement

Council Makes Hammerhead Announcement

The Rodney District Council has moved to seek an independent determination on the Hammerhead issue.

Councillors meeting in full session today voted unanimously to seek a determination of respective rights and obligations of the two parties (to the issue) in relation to the Hammerhead by declaratory judgment, or other process to be determined by the council's chief executive officer.

The recommendation was announced in public after the Council had received and deliberated under confidential a legal opinion received from council lawyers Simpson Grierson.

The council's chief executive officer, Vijaya Vaidyanath, said she was pleased with the councillors' recommendation. The determination would, she hoped, clarify a complex issue of deep public concerns.

She promised to act on the councillors' decision without delay. But was not, she said, in a position at this early stage to estimate how long the process would take.

ENDS


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