More lunacy from the People’s Republic of Christchurch.
Many people (not me though) would accept that sewage disposal is a core local government task.
However Christchurch City Council has taken it several steps further.
According to today’s Press, a Mrs Fiona Summerfield of Hillmorton has won some funding from the City Council’s community waste minimisation fund.
Mrs Summerfield disapproves of the pollution potential and cost of disposable nappies and wants everybody in Christchurch to pay to make her happy.
“Summerfield’s proposal allows suppliers of washable nappies to make starter packs of their products available to parents of young children at a reduced price. The fund will subsidise a $60 package by $20….”
Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore, who implored people to use washable nappies in his speech after the last election is enthusiastic about the trial”.
Where’s the money coming from to fund this “sewage socialism” Garry? From the money you charge people to put up a tent, perhaps?