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Monday, 3 March 2008

IT'S ONLY ABOUT GOOD GOVERNMENT

Every argument hurled against the Thames-Coromandel District Council is irrelevant beside the one over-riding point: getting better local government.

All the evidence and all the contacts with it show that with the TCDC we have better local government than we could ever get with Auckland. The fundamental reason for that is understanding, which is always the most important thing in any relationship. A city will never understand us. It cannot. The peninsula does.

Weighed against better local government all the nay-saying headings combined are only a feather in the scales--such as the distance that people would have to travel if they wanted to attend a council meeting, the 1000 people who go to work or school in Auckland, the number of ferries to Auckland compared with the number to the peninsular, etc., etc., etc.

Good local government trumps the lot.