This relates to Mr Maxwell’s desire to close the Waikanae Recycling facility on 1 August (see yesterday’s post).

When our editorial group was forwarded this, as arrogant as we know Mr Maxwell to be, we could scarcely believe it. He simply can not call the 5 Councillors opposed to what he wants “freeloaders.” This is well beyond what is acceptable of a Council Chief Executive. In our view this is a sackable offence and he should be dismissed forthwith.

Mr Maxwell was appointed in 2017 to heed what the elected governors decide, not to bully and abuse them.

Watch this space.