South Waikato News - - OPINION -

Over the past few weeks we have been very in­formed by SWN about Coun­cil v Carrie King and the cost in­volved to us the ratepayer. As I drive down Baird Rd al­most ev­ery day it irks me ev­ery time I drive over the dam­aged tarseal, patched up with bi­tu­men op­po­site the Kowhai St en­trance. The road is a shame­ful mess. The same when head­ing north over the bridge on SH1, the pot­holes and ruts are so big that one has to drive to avoid them.

Not a lot bugs me but when I read about the Coun­cil v Carrie King I can feel my temp ris­ing sim­ply be­cause we are pay­ing for this stu­pid­ity. I feel sad for the fam­ily who lost their pet rab­bit and I don’t know the dog or its his­tory but I know Carrie very well and the coun­cil would be out­num­bered by all the an­i­mal lovers and own­ers if they are try­ing to in­sin­u­ate that Carrie is not a re­spon­si­ble an­i­mal owner.

The coun­cil needs to re­con­sider its ac­tions know­ing full well how pas­sion­ate Carrie is about all an­i­mals and their wel­fare. Does the pub­lic re­alise the coun­cil has over­spent an es­ti­mated $500k on the bud­get blowout for the ten­der­ing job a cou­ple of months ago, things are be­ing kept very quite lately? Some­one should lose their job/s over that blun­der! The coun­cil needs to stop be­ing so pig-headed and stop wast­ing our money.

There are a lot of peo­ple in our

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