Hawea residents no longer need boil their drinking water
Hawea residents no longer need boil their drinking
Samples of treated water in the
reticulated supply have been clear of e-coli for the last
three days. Because e-coli is still being detected in the
daily samples of untreated lake water, chlorination will
continue in the meantime as a
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Gordon Campbell: On The Wage Hike For MPs (and Paul Robeson)
Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza?
As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance himself from the political fallout, even though he happens to be the main beneficiary of the Remuneration Authority’s generosity. Finance Minister Bill English says with a straight face that it would actually be very hard to give the money back...
Even if it were true, it would actually be very easy for English and any other guilty colleagues, to give the extra money away. There are any number of food banks or homeless shelters who would be able to put the money to good use. More>>