The Regional Council has been trumpeting its ‘stakeholder’ process on the Ruataniwha dam project as the model of ‘collaborative process’.
Notwithstanding that all of the ‘environmental’ stakeholders considered the process, when push came to shove, a farce. As we communicated to HBRC chair Fenton Wilson (letter here and explained in more detail here).
Here’s a more accurate picture …
Watch this space for more of the truth about ‘collaboration’ as practiced by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council staff, and sanctioned by our elected Councillors.