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


Jim's Jobs Machine Failing Tokoroa

27 March 2002

"News that up to 400 jobs could be lost at the Kinleith pulp and paper mill in Tokoroa is a warning to the Government about the failure of its policies," says National's Economic and Regional Development spokesman Tony Ryall.

Mr Ryall says this news will be devastating and destabilising for Kinleith's workforce and a major blow to the central North Island timber town.

"I can sympathise with their plight as a similar thing happened in my electorate with the downsizing of the Tasman mill."

Mr Ryall says Carter Holt Harvey and the responsible Government agencies must assist and support the workers in any way they can.

"I note that Jim Anderton is always quick to take credit for any new jobs created in the regions - claiming it's because of his Government's policies.

"My question to Mr Anderton and the rest of the Government is: If its polices are so good, then why is Carter Holt Harvey planning to lay off 400 workers?

"Kinleith's workforce - and many other people around the regions - will be wanting to know what has happened to Jim Anderton's much hyped job machine, because it has certainly failed Tokoroa," Mr Ryall concluded.


© 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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news