Burner chal­lenge

The Timaru Herald - - COMMENT&OPINION -

While de­liv­er­ing the Nick Smith pub­lic meet­ing posters this week I re­ceived a won­der­ful re­cep­tion from lo­cal busi­nesses and staff from all over town.

The dis­gust ex­pressed from the peo­ple con­cern­ing the pub­lic treat­ment dished out by ECan to­wards ratepay­ers was over­whelm­ing and very sup­port­ive of our com­mit­tee’s cause.

The most com­mon sub­ject dis­cussed with the peo­ple I talked to re­lated to the un­fair­ness of the ECan at­ti­tude to­ward us Ti­maru folk, young and old alike.

I de­tected a real fear from some peo­ple of what is to hap­pen in the fu­ture be­cause they don’t have the money to re­place the old burn­ers that seem to work fine.

The mes­sage to ECan here is ob­tain gov­ern­ment fund­ing so ev­ery­one can have a new ul­tra low emis­sion burner fit­ted.

Ti­maru smoky chim­ney prob­lem GONE.

One of the other more se­ri­ous is­sues dis­cussed was the prob­lem some peo­ple have had af­ter the in­stal­la­tion of their new burn­ers.

I would like to of­fer to any­one in this sit­u­a­tion to call me and we can dis­cuss the mat­ter fur­ther, call me on 6861754 for a friendly chat.

Doug Cleve­land South Can­ter­bury Re­gional Air Plan Li­ai­son Com­mit­tee mem­ber

Ti­maru

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