What do you think about our local bodies in Waikato? Is Chris Simpson right, that they’re failing the test?


Chamber of Commerce chief executive Chris Simpson reckons central and local government have taken their eye off the productivity ball. In his inaugural Waikato Business News column he tells them to either get on board when it comes to boosting productivity and research and development, or get out the way. What do you think about our local bodies in Waikato? Is he right that they’re failing the test?

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Last month’s results: Should Hamilton City Council put an unelected Maori representative on each of its standing committees to improve representation?

Waikato Business News readers strongly oppose the move. A total of 84% of respondents said “No, they haven’t been properly elected” while just 16% voted “Yes, we need some Māori voice on council.”


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