Reply from Taranaki Regional Council

Gary Bedford, Director – Environment Quality, Taranaki Regional Council responded to my submission in an email (5th September).

“Dear Sarah

I acknowledge your email and attachment.

Upon reading your attachment it appears you have substantially mis-interpreted or mis-represented the agenda items to which you have referred. You are encouraged to re-read these, and in doing so you will find that your concerns are allayed. Should you feel otherwise, there will be opportunity for you to submit on the proposed Plan in due course.

In terms of your request for televising the Council’s committee meetings, this will be considered with regard to its costs, demand, and the on-going opportunity for members of the public to attend in person.

Gary Bedford”