Environmentalists are shocked the Christchurch City Council wants the freedom to pour raw sewage into the Avon and Heathcote rivers more often.
More often? WTF!! Surely we'd be better off with LESS!
A huge irony is that apparently City Care has had its budget cut by $600,000, the exact same amount the CCC pays to an Auckland company to run the Ellerslie Flower Show each year for the next 5-6 years! I hope they aren't using the Avon to fill all the water features in there!!!!
While I know that there are the occasional 'spill' may occur into the river, as it does on many beaches in Auckland, you spend money to stop it happening, not run new regulations through quietly to save you having to prevent it, and giving you more freedom to pollute in the most disgusting way possible.
Has our city council finally gone bonkers? Stark raving mad? I think I'd rather have the $millions we have spent on the flower show so far, and the millions we have committed in the future, and spend it on not having untreated raw sewerage floating down the river that defines our city.
Someone should be shot for this. My rates money is being wasted, well and truly.