Minister of Local Government has postponed any elective component for regional government in Canterbury until 2016.
Judging by the chorus of troughers licking their chops at the prospect of regaining access to the slop trough with absolute zero content remotely resembling policy or plans in response to the clearly evident failings now exposed, of the dumped bunch of incompetents, makes it the best way forward.
Kane, Burke, Sage and the rest of the total failures were all slavering this morning.
Burke even made the outrageous claim that the sacked Council were on the verge of completing a Water Policy. No mention of the wasted 19 years and never calculated costs expended with no result in sight.
I have said before having a bunch of dreamers who dont even water a vegetable garden making decisions on rural business people willing to invest millions in making a profitable future for all is nothing short of a nightmare.
Yes some people require a survielance and compliance regime but that is the function the previous idiots neglected as they pursued policies that fitted a political manifesto or just tall poppy chopping and power wielding to feed an ego.
Dame Margaret and the commissioners have brought an ethos of delivery and service that was never in evidence prior.
An appointed component along the lines of Health Boards with people of ability chosen reasonably separated from political ambition is desirable.