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Gillian Blythe: Water New Zealand CEO says commentary on Three Waters has focused too much on co-governance

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Water New Zealand's boss says we need to focus on what's at stake when it comes to Three Waters - and that's the need to invest in infrastructure.

New Local Government Minister Kieran McAnulty has been asked to refine the policy, but Prime Minister Chris Hipkins says the need for reform is unquestionable.

Water New Zealand Chief Executive Gillian Blythe says the commentary has focused too much on co-governance.

She told Kate Hawkesby we need to remember the words of a Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment more than 20 years ago.

Blythe says Morgan Williams said the model is not fit for purpose, and the longer we leave it to address, the harder it will get and the more complex it will be.

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