Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Local Govt NZ Welcomes Govt's TranzRail Proposal

Local Government New Zealand Welcomes Government’s Proposal on TranzRail

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s proposal regarding TranzRail announced last Friday, President Basil Morrison said today.

“Local government has urged for some time the return to public ownership of the rail corridor, track and infrastructure in order to ensure adequate investment and to facilitate a level playing field between road and rail.

“The rail network is a strategically important national asset that is vital to supporting New Zealand’s economy, particularly the agriculture and forestry sectors. For regions like Southland, Otago, Gisborne and Northland, the rail network is hugely important.”

Mr Morrison says the proposal also has the potential to ensure the sustainability of urban rail which is vital if New Zealand’s urban centers are to function efficiently and to also support more effective regional land transport strategies that better integrates both road and rail networks.

The Government’s proposed 35% ownership of the company, and its proposal to establish a Crown Entity to manage the rail network, provides a framework that has the potential to create a sustainable rail network that will support New Zealand’s economic growth well into the future.

“If our communities are to prosper, we need to be able to move produce from farm gate, or forest, to port. Rail is a key part of the transport network for doing just that and safeguarding the rail network is in all our interests.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods (is the dollar up or down?) the outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 
 

Negotiations: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word.. More>>

ALSO:

Contains Highly Colloquial Language: Your F**king Guide To Government Formation

The following message is in no way endorsed by the Electoral Commission. They are f**king done with this election. More>>

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election