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The South Waikato Mayor goes green (kind of)

23 January 2020

Oh the irony...

South Waikato District Mayor Jenny Shattock has gone green. Okay, not a deep green, more of a kind of slight greenish tinge.

She has chosen to update her car (provided as part of the remuneration package) to a fancy new Camry hybrid, so as to be more environmentally friendly and do her bit towards saving the planet from the menace of climate change.

Well that was the implication of a piece in the local paper this week.

Interestingly enough, Ms Shattock once again showed that she really doesn't have much in the way of even basic research skills because she told the paper that a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) wasn't practical for her.

"If I need to go to whakatane for example, the Whakatane District Council is in our zone, I couldn't guarantee I could get there on full electric."

In the wake of such ignorance I can see why this district continues to languish despite all the untapped potential just waiting to be realised.

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