Three Waters Down the Drain According to Poll
Written by John Freer on December 18, 2022
By John Freer
Local councils should continue to manage your water according to a Coromandel’s CFM Three Waters Survey conducted over the past two weeks.
An overwhelming 80 percent of the 441 responders, want water management to remain with local councils, rather than being grabbed into the Government’s multi-region management model.
Only 15.9 percent supported the multi-region option while 3.9 percent were unsure.
Those polling also turned down the option of establishing an entity within councils, comprising elected representatives and local iwi appointed members. There were 486 responses with only 20 percent in favour of the elected representatives and iwi combination.
Against the idea were 63 percent of those who responded.
The poll gave potential candidates thinking of standing at next year’s general election, something to mull over. From the 536 people who answered the question, a massive 85.4 percent said they do not support Three Waters.
On the other side, 12.4 percent did support the controversial proposal to reshape water management and control across New Zealand, while 2 percent did not know.
When it came to the question of would Three Waters influence who people voted for in the next general election, again 84.2 percent of the 536 samples said it would, while 3.5 percent were undecided, and 12.3 percent said Three Waters would have no influence.