A case for amal­ga­ma­tion

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Cor­re­spon­dent Peter Davies claims (Fe­bru­ary 24) that his or­gan­i­sa­tion’s 2013 Ef­fi­ciency and Ef­fec­tive­ness Re­view suc­cess­fully iden­ti­fied sav­ings of be­tween $2.4 and $6.5 mil­lion at our coun­cil.

He stated that this was ob­vi­ously not ‘‘the smell of an oily rag’’. Per­haps he is right.

How­ever, while those sav­ings re­main un­re­alised they are as fic­ti­tious and fab­ri­cated as Bill English’s bud­get sur­plus.

We’ve learned a lot from cen­tral gov­ern­ment, where the lan­guage of ‘‘sav­ings from ef­fi­cien­cies’’ is bandied around.

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