Region not interested in quick cheapie
That Manawatu Standard has not taken a stance on whether MRP's wind farm application should be approved, but the outcome is too important to this region for the input of the people to be undermined in any way. The process must not only be fair, it must be seen to be fair.
One of biggest battles MRP faced from the outset, whether it knew it or not, was public relations. After doing the dirty on the PNCC and the people it represents, that's one battle it now hasn't a hope of winning.
September 17, 2008
in Manawatu Standard
Mighty River Power has fronted up to explain - sort of - why it decided to go behind the Palmerston North City Council's back and ask the Environment Minister to call in the power company's application to build a wind farm at Turitea.
The PNCC wrote to the Minister last week telling him the council is capable of dealing with MRP's resource consent application locally. The council also wrote to MRP asking it to withdraw its request for the application to be called in by the Minister.
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