COUNCIL BLINDSIDES WAHAROA
With regard to a meeting in Waharoa (Monday, December 11 at 1pm) at the village hall concerning protests over council’s decision to sell the building, I highly recommend viewing the film Leviathan (Russian, with subtitles) to anyone trying to ‘‘fight city hall’’.
A chap tries in vain to keep powerful people (read officialdom, business interests) from buying his land. He stands listening while minor bureaucrats drone on and on, quoting bylaws, deed transfers, incomprehensible legal speak documents which legitimise the takeover of his property.
On Monday the same sort of reading/droning-on of documents, consultations, interestingly worded rate-payer surveys and general obscurantism led to the realisation that the meeting was held to present the assembled with a fait accompli.
The hall has been decommissioned. There it is. Too bad. Too late.
Someone/some committee, made it awkward, complicated and absurdly expensive to hire the hall; therefore the hall hasn’t been used, therefore there’s no money for maintenance; rate arrears and roof repairs loom... solution, sell it. Who profits from this? Not Waharoa.
Once again a sincere thank you to one and all – your collective support means we can provide the best possible healthcare for our community both now and into the future which helps keep healthcare on our doorstep.
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Margaret, Lady Spring
The sod has been turned to begin construction at Pohlen Hospital.