TOTALLY agree with Tom Tibbits (Letters, August 10).

As the members of the nutrient management board mostly represent publicly funded bodies the public should absolutely be allowed to scrutinise meetings.

What are your thoughts?

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The decision seems designed to protect those bodies on the nutrient management board who have private interests. The environment belongs to us all, not to those bodies whose profit motives endanger the river.

Has the nutrient management board membership been overloaded with members who have private interests and how did that happen?