No, that’s not a reference to the Regional Council’s apparent tolerance of health-threatening waste wood burning across the Heretaunga Plains these days.

Instead, it’s an opportunity for you to query chairman Rex Graham and chief executive James Palmer during either of these two live Facebook ‘public meetings’ this week:

Tuesday, 16 June, 6pm —

Thursday, 18 June, 11am —

Here’s the public consultation document.

To defer a rates increase during coronavirus recovery, HBRC is recommending debt financing to meet current programme needs already approved in the Council’s Long Term Plan, and to compensate for spending and lost revenue resulting from Covid-19.

Here’s your chance to get (reasonably) up-close and personal from the comfort of home.


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