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The WCC sub-committees are going flat out at the moment, consulting wildly on this and that and approving all manner of things – I can hardly keep up. I’m glad I’m not a Councillor or the Mayor, having to read this amount of paperwork each week is fairly exhausting. Mind you, they get paid for reading it (and I’m fairly sure that many of the Councillors…

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Did Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, or Jean-Jacques Rousseau have in mind the water infrastructure of Wellington (a city which didn’t exist yet) when they drafted their theories on social contract? We cannot say. Nevertheless, water management is certainly bringing social contract into play in New Zealand, at both a national and urban level: public outcry over international exploitation of national water supplies has highlighted the responsibility…