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Mahuta introduces 130 pages of Three Waters changes just hours after law is passed

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The controversial Three Waters Entities Bill has not even received Royal Assent.

The Three Waters Bill passed its final reading in parliament on 8 December. However within hours of that happening, Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta introduced two new Bills, including the Water Services Legislation Bill. This Bill contained over 130 pages of amendments to the Three Waters Bill.

National’s local government spokesman Simon Watts called the move ‘mischievous’. While it was expected the Three Waters regime would require a series of administrative Bills to implement, Watts told media the government had not been transparent about the process, in that one of the new Bills introduced contained major substantive amendments to the Three Waters Bill already passed.

Watts also said that councils would be ‘hard-pressed’ to digest the proposed amendments and provide submissions within the time-frame, given the time of year.

This article is part of our News Shorts series where we summarise stories published in the legacy mainstream media, giving you the important details to save your time. You can read the full article here.

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  1. I know, it got nothing to do with the matter at hand, but I can’t help it: Some people are hit with the ugly stick. But I cannot fathom, why they would want to look butt-ugly..

  2. 3 Waters is a wolf in sheeps clothing. Most people cant fathom what it is really all about or what is really happening. The Govt. say its about saving the consumers money co – governance of resources better water quality and blah blah blah. Adding amendments and clauses to the Legislation at the last minute at this time of the year should be lighting up red lights and sending alarm bells ringing. Has anybody read the draconian penalties to some of the clauses ? 3 Waters is all about a divide and conquer control strategy. It will eventually tax you insane to the eyeballs and make it easier for the Govt. to take your land and property off you – clever uh ? You control the water you control the people. Their was an Arnie movie once where they locked everybody into a big dome and then taxed them for the air they breathed, well that is whats next with the WEFs star little Princess, the upcoming going to be crazy confined to you Counties or Cities climate lockdowns madness. To the unbelievers it reminds me of the song Vera Lynn sang towards the end of WWII about ‘there will be blue birds flying over the white cliffs of Dover again’ the punch line was ‘just you wait and see’.

  3. This Mahuta is a corrupt, treasonous piece of work. This will be the end of her political career and I cannot see any chance of any sane person employing her. The only way she will survive is by latching onto a trough supplied by the Waitangi Tribunal, maori elite or activists. Should be convicted for impersonating a human being.

  4. JD’s comment is interesting. I tend to agree with him. I have always been under the impression that 3 Waters is about providing Pfizer with collateral. What is intersting about JD’s comment is that on a billboard of our local National MP, there is a second billboard announcing National will repeal 3 Waters!

    Lets see if they too wear a red dress or will they really be a real alternative. I have no time for Luxon – he’s like a wet blanket. There’s a lot of chatter about voting for smaller parties like NZ First and DemocracyNZ. I have contacted DemocracyNZ via their website and email addresses and HELLO IS ANY BODY AT HOME?

  5. It’s become very obvious that the current government are simply a criminal gang intent on looting NZ as fast as inhumanly possible.

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