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4 comments:

  1. Grant Hay, 22. November 2020, 9:49

    Council are rulers to themselves. Good on Fish and Game for taking the council to court. It’s a pity the payment of the fine didn’t go to Fish and Game for its legal fees.

     
  2. jamie, 22. November 2020, 19:04

    I think you’ll read that the regional council took itself to court and the judge fined the regional council who paid the fine to the regional council who will then use the money for environmental restoration. In this process there would have been many hours of paid lawyers’ time with council lawyers representing the plaintiff the Regional Council and the defendant the Regional Council. What a pointless money go around, as well as wasting the stretched court’s time.

     
  3. jamie, 22. November 2020, 19:05

    Generally in these cases there is a person as well as a company fined and convicted. Well that is what normally happens when it isn’t the council taking themselves to court. No one is accountable except for the poor old ratepayer.

     
  4. Grant Hay, 24. November 2020, 23:02

    Maybe the council should be applying for consent through Fish and Game before they do anything that jeopardises environmental sensitive areas and wasting hard earned taxpayer’s money.