Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Where will Jim put his banks?

John Carter


National MP for Northland

Saturday 28 October 2000

Where will Jim put his banks?

Jim Anderton is living in a time warp if he believes he can deliver his "peoples' bank " to provincial New Zealand through the New Zealand Post network, National's Northland MP John Carter said today.

"He says that he will be able to use New Zealand Post to put one of his long promised banks in every little New Zealand town and rural community that the commercial banks have deserted.

"Well, I've been looking at that claim and it just doesn't stack up in Northland or in a lot of other regions such as the West Coast.

"The reality is that a in lot of small towns like Mangonui and Paparoa that no longer have a commercial bank, there is also no longer any post office.

"If they have anything, many of those towns only have a Post Shop franchise operated out of a business such as the local grocery or video store.

"There are no secure facilities in those shops to run a bank. If Jim believes they could be upgraded to bank status, he's talking about a bare minimum of secure facilities and one or two staff in communities throughout New Zealand. We're talking about an infrastructure costing millions of dollars.

"Stick to the facts, Jim, if you want New Zealanders to pay for your people's bank," Mr Carter said.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news