The Privatisation Two-Step: Is Three Waters A Masterpiece Of Misdirection?

Three Waters

By Chris Trotter.

‘Investors making a close study of New Zealand will quickly realise that Māori are the key interest group to neutralise. If the privatisation of water could be disguised as the indigenisation of water, then not only would the potentially unrelenting opposition of Māori be finessed away, but also the opposition of those Pakeha concerned to restore self-determination to Māori after nearly two centuries of colonisation. All the foreign investors need to identify is an appropriate vector through which their two-step process – indigenisation to privatisation – can be realised.’

Read the full article, originally published on Bowalley Road and republished on The Platform.

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