Moving out of the question
In my humble opinion the saga of Tirau moving is not an option. Think about this. Competing with Morrinsville, Matamata and Te Aroha would put Tirau in a worse position than it is now, Tirau would get nothing in return.
For the Tirau councillor to advocate this move is self-serving as all his business interest are in Matamata.
Please let’s stop this destructive talk about leaving the South Waikato district. For me it’s better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.
Also for our councillor to say in the Tirau meeting that he does only attend meetings with a Tirau agenda is not serving our district either.
Just imagine our Tokoroa councillors doing the same when Tirau is on the agenda?
Remember that a councillor gets voted in by ward but makes decisions for the whole district.
He also said he does not get paid enough to be a councillor. When he took on the position he knew it was virtually a volunteer position. To complain now is a bit rich. As a lawyer he should know that.
Peter Schulte, Tirau