Confidential agreement to pay $880,500 to Runanga to withdraw objection to wastewater scheme

Horowhenua Council’s Chief Executive confidentially agreed to provide nearly a million dollars to Te Runanga o Raukawa provided it did not object to a wastewater scheme.

Chief executive David Clapperton made the confidential agreement to provide at least $880,500 to Te Runanga o Raukawa on the proviso the Runanga withdraw its objection to council’s resource consent application to make discharges from the Foxton Waste Water Treatment Plant to Matakarapa Island.

“This is a huge sum of money distributed to a collective group for purposes which have not been disclosed to the public or debated by council for consideration,” said Councillor Ross Campbell.

Source: Kapiti Independent News, May 13, 2018: https://kapitiindependentnews.net.nz/horowhenua-councils-secret-payout/

 

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