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What is about local councils?
Why are they all pretty much the same, when it comes to their levels of service, their lack of business accumen and their inability to make best use of ratepayers' money?
As regular readers will know, I've had my fair share of run-ins with my own local council, the South Wakiato District Council but they seem to be no better or worse than most others.
Across in Tauranga, the mayor has resigned in the wake of a series of fiascos that have caused utter dismay within the ranks of ratepayers.
Down in Invercargil, Mayor Tim appears (based on reports in the media) to have lost the plot -- just a little.
Here in Tokoroa, the local council has made the media again over its handling of a $4m project designed to give the front of town a facelift -- but more on that later.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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