INDEPENDENT NEWS

Government Stop Secret Infrastructure Deals Says GNR

Published: Thu 13 Jul 2017 09:44 AM
Government Stop Secret Infrastructure Deals, GNR says.
"Scant details on Infrastructure builds and secret meetings with New Zealand mayors, where is the transparency to the Kiwi public Minister Joyce? ", says campaign director for Grow Northland Rail Alby Barr.
This is systematic of an arrogant third term Government seeking a fourth, who appear to believe it's legitimate to hold informal meetings with some of our country's mayors. A cynic would deem they are jacking up deals behind the public's back.
What does this mean? We can only hazard a guess. Sell off of ratepayers assets? Possibly Chinese to fund, own, and build infrastructure projects, is this what government are talking about?
What we do know is in late March during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang trade visit Prime Minister Bill English, as reported by Radio NZ said "He was not against China owning infrastructure here like roads or rail links."
And here in Northland we already got an inkling of 'closed door talks' relating to an MOU the regional council was engaged in with a Chinese rail company looking to build the roading infrastructure. Something the government denied any such knowledge of, how strange.
We want to know the devil in the details so by popular demand we are hosting another Rail forum. Transport Minister Simon Bridges never fronted last year to the 500 locals after Kiwi Rail axed our log train service. This time we anticipate a full house of 800 given there is an election less than 2 weeks later. Peters, Jones, Parker & Genter are representing their political parties, so who is coming from National to tell us their intentions? We all know what happened in the Northland by-election. So suffice to say we look forward to seeing a high ranking Minister accompanying your Whangarei MP Shane Reti. Look forward to hearing all about it on the main stage in Whangarei.
Commenting on the Maori Party's IWI Rail policy release today, Mr Barr said "you certainly know it is close to an election, even Marama Fox is dishing out pork kai from the hangi pit."

Next in New Zealand politics

Freshwater package backed by comprehensive economic analysis
By: New Zealand Government
Todd Muller announces shape of next Government
By: New Zealand National Party
Timeline For Moving To Level 1 Needed
By: Business New Zealand
On National’s Day Of Reckoning
By: Gordon Campbell
Jobs budget to get economy moving again
By: New Zealand Government
Law Setting Up Legal Framework For Covid-19 Alert Level 2 Passes
By: New Zealand Government
PMs Jacinda Ardern & Scott Morrison Announce Plans For Trans-Tasman COVID-safe Travel Zone
By: New Zealand Government
Support For Arts And Music Sector Recovery
By: New Zealand Government
New Zealand Joins Global Search For COVID-19 Vaccine
By: New Zealand Government
Green Party Unveils Its Candidate List For The 2020 Election
By: Green Party
NZ COVID Tracer App Released To Support Contact Tracing
By: Ministry of Health
Deep Concern At Hong Kong National Security Legislation
By: New Zealand Government
Strongest Ever Water Reforms Mean Swimmable Rivers Within A Generation
By: Green Party
Importance Of Horticulture Recognised In Government’s Freshwater Decisions
By: Horticulture NZ
Nitrogen Fertiliser Poisoning Of Rivers To Face Cap, Says Greenpeace
By: Greenpeace
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media