Outfall caption contest

LETTER

Could Activate Tairawhiti organise a photo shoot at the pipe outfall of all the councillors who voted for — and staff who recommended — the wetland deferral, in order to run a caption competition for a tourist promotion?

Here’s an idea to kick it off: “Come and visit Gisborne. Shit! What a great idea!”

The winner, and those councillors and staff, could then be taken for a boat ride to the end of the outfall for a swim.

Councillor MacLean is quoted as saying “we cannot afford to spend another $20 million to appease a few”.

Leaving aside the white settler mentality in that remark, he must surely qualify for the foot-in-mouth award for 2017 when the survey results show a clear majority of 59 percent for the full option three or the even better option five.

Phew, something doesn’t smell quite right here.

Bruce Holm

Tokomaru Bay

Could Activate Tairawhiti organise a photo shoot at the pipe outfall of all the councillors who voted for — and staff who recommended — the wetland deferral, in order to run a caption competition for a tourist promotion?

Here’s an idea to kick it off: “Come and visit Gisborne. Shit! What a great idea!”

The winner, and those councillors and staff, could then be taken for a boat ride to the end of the outfall for a swim.

Councillor MacLean is quoted as saying “we cannot afford to spend another $20 million to appease a few”.

Leaving aside the white settler mentality in that remark, he must surely qualify for the foot-in-mouth award for 2017 when the survey results show a clear majority of 59 percent for the full option three or the even better option five.

Phew, something doesn’t smell quite right here.

Bruce Holm

Tokomaru Bay

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