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Mark Brown trying to walk on water

Thursday July 18, 2019 Published in Letters to the Editor

Dear editor,

By now Mark Brown, the deputy prime minister, must be thinking he can walk on water.


The $30 million Te Mato Vai water project that blew out to $60 million and now $90 million and surging is very bad show of prudence, especially the use of tax money, New Zealand government grant, Australian grant, and whoever else was convinced enough of its purpose at the time.

How gracious that in the past we could have drunk swimming pool water.

And email or phone call to Auckland’s Watercare firm would help him in better decision-making over chlorinated water, as their sources are party from the Waikato River and other land-based storage.

I feel a lot of us would prefer a lot more research than being landed with drinking water soiled and chlorinated.

Don Reid