Letter— Feedback on front page regarding Envirofert

Steve Douglas’ feature article regarding Waikato Regional Council allowing Envirofert in Tuakau to allegedly bury contaminated material is to be commended for its detail, its insight and its directness. Too often Councils recommend complainants take them to court, knowing full well that they have the use of ratepayers’ money and the complainant by and large will not have the resources. This is quite simply a form of arrogance. The words in the third paragraph of Steve’s article stating a lack of common sense in councils throughout NZ may well have been highlighted. How far up the tree does this debacle go? A person, or persons at council are responsible and must be made accountable regardless of who it is and regardless of the seniority being junior, senior or highest managerial level. A due legal process must be undertaken and if the conclusions go against council, then to retain some sort of public confidence they must very openly advise the public what actions they have taken. I sincerely hope The Post follows this matter to its conclusion and advises its readers of the outcome.

N. Reid, Tuakau

Buried: – greed or incompetence?








Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *