The Watchdog

Keeping citizens in the loop

ENOUGH ‘SUBMISSION’! NO SAY! NO PAY!

LETTERS OF DISPUTE WILL BE AVAILABLE!

A RATES REVOLT WILL STOP THE $UPERCITY!  DISPUTE AND PAY NOTHING!

PAY NO COUNCIL, ARC OR WATER RATES!        NO SAY – NO PAY!

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WHY? BECAUSE  THE $UPERCITY IS A CORRUPT CORPORATE COUP!

For years, the Water Pressure Group has been warning the public that the secret corporate agenda has been to set ‘one big Auckland water company’ by getting rid of the ‘wholesale/retail’ split, then contracting out (PRIVATISING) the operation and management of Auckland regional water services to water multinational United Water.

United Water has had the contract to operate and manage Papakura’s water and wastewater services since 1997. United Water is owned by Veolia – the biggest water multinational in the world!

This is how United Water became established in South Australia – this was effectively the South Australian water privatisation model – ‘vertically integrate’ – make one big water company – then COMMERCIALISE – CORPORATISE – PRIVATISE!!!

THE DRIVE TO AMALGAMATE AUCKLAND REGIONAL WATER SERVICES HAS COME FROM WATER PRIVATISERS PLACED DEEP WITHIN  SENIOR MANAGEMENT ROLES IN PUBLICLY-OWNED WATERCARE SERVICES LTD!!  DISGRACEFUL!!

KEY PLAYERS IN THE ‘CORPORATE COUP’! JOIN THE DOTS!!  WHO’S IN CHARGE??

1) Auckland Transition Agency:

(Unelected body set up by RAILROADED, UNDEMOCRATIC  underpinning ‘$UPERCITY’ legislation, to establish the framework for the Auckland region to be run ‘like a business, for business, BY business’.)

According to the ‘Transition Times, Issue 02, – 25 September 2009

“Council-controlled organisations, trusts and investments.

-In water, nine work streams are being consolidated into two which focus on operations and customers. The integration programme manager is Graham Wood of Watercare. ________________________________________________________________________

Graham Wood, is currently the General Manager of Operations for Watercare. Guess what Graham Wood was doing prior to working for Watercare Services?

GRAHAM WOOD WAS FORMALLY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR UNITED WATER SOUTH AUSTRALIA!!!!!

Who else is playing a key role on the UNELECTED Auckland Transition Agency helping to set up Auckland water services for privatisation?

DAVID HAWKINS – the ex-Mayor of Papakura District Council, who played a pivotal role in helping to push through the United Water Papakura contract in 1997.

DAVID HAWKINS is currently the ‘Corporate Affairs Manager’ for Watercare Services. ________________________________________________________________________

THE ROLE OF PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS in this ‘corrupt corporate’ coup!

THE ‘WATER’ CONNECTIONS WITH PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS!

METROWATER:

Metrowater Director, Bryan Taylor (ex- Auckland City Council CEO), is a consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers, and is fellow Director George Green.

WATERCARE SERVICES LTD:

Director Jeff Todd, Chair of Watercare’s ‘Audit and Risk’ Committee, is a former partner for Price Waterhouse – now Price Waterhouse Coopers.

AUCKLAND TRANSITION AGENCY:

John Walker is a former partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers. ________________________________________________________________________

WHY the importance of the Price Waterhouse Coopers connection with United Water?

Because currently, United Water South Australia is being sued by the South Australian Government, (Crown Law), on behalf of South Australia Water.

The South Australia Water ‘Statement of Claim’ alleges breach of contract / misleading and deceptive conduct by United Water South Australia.

The allegation is that United Water OVERCHARGED South Australian customers by including ‘corporate overhead costs’ from United Water New Zealand contracts.

A pivotal piece of evidence  which is being relied upon, is a Price Waterhouse Coopers letter which allegedly misrepresented the profits of United Water.

For more information – CHECK OUT www.stopthesupercity.org.nz Penny Bright Media Spokesperson Water Pressure Group  waterpressure@gmail.com

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March 28, 2010 - Posted by | Stop the $uper City

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