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.’’