The majority of the Otago Regional Council want her gone, but chairwoman Marian Hobbs isn’t going without a fight. …
Nine of the 12 councillors want Hobbs removed, with an extraordinary meeting called for July 8.
Those opposing her argued their concerns were over governance not water, including Hobbs bypassing council and seeking support directly from the Environment Minister’s office.
It takes some effort to get three quarters of your own Council wanting to sack you just 18 months after electing you.
The problem seems to be that she thought her loyalty was to Labour, not to the Regional Council.