Har­bour health

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The strat­egy to tackle the poor health of Porirua Har­bour has won a place in the Green Rib­bon Awards.

The awards recog­nise the con­tri­bu­tions of in­di­vid­u­als, or­gan­i­sa­tions, busi­nesses and com­mu­ni­ties to pro­tect­ing and en­hanc­ing New Zealand’s en­vi­ron­ment. Porirua’s ap­proach to restor­ing the har­bour has been nom­i­nated in the Public Sec­tor Lead­er­ship sec­tion.

The Min­is­ter for the En­vi­ron­ment presents the awards close to En­vi­ron­ment Day in June.

Anne Te­tau, 44, stu­dent: ‘‘Any­thing over a hun­dred grand is too much. For what they do, it’s over­paid. You don’t see where their money goes to. Our rates keep go­ing up, but what do we get out of it?’’

Claude Ed­wards, 55, driver: ‘‘The ones on $50,000 would have a big­ger work­load than the top man­agers. You’ve got to put your­self in their shoes. They’re go­ing to cut a lot of these costs but they’re go­ing to ex­pect the same salary with a smaller work­load. Same as the politi­cians in the Bee­hive.’’

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