12 Sep 2019

Council chief executive defends secret briefing

From Morning Report, 6:17 am on 12 September 2019

A secret briefing on the perilous state of New Plymouth's water pipes has raised the ire of council aspirants in the city. Mayoral candidate Max Brough says councillors were told a third of the drinking water system needs replacing meaning at least $300 million extra may need to be spent on the network over the next 10 years. He says that information should've been in the public domain. The district council's chief executive Craig Stevenson spoke to RNZ's Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin.