(This was originally published in the Wairarapa MidWeek 12/4/17)
The proposal doesn’t articulate the problem/s it’s supposed to be solving. The rationale seems to be that we indicated “a willingness for change”. A solution to an unidentified problem isn’t a solution; it just creates more problems.
Is amalgamation the appropriate tool to address the unstated problem/s? Amalgamations are costly, complicated and disruptive; we need to be certain that it will fix the unstated problem/s.
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