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John Key says listen to the people on Whenuapai


John Key says listen to the people on Whenuapai

National Party Helensville MP John Key is urging the Government to listen to the public when making the final decisions on the future of a commercial airport at Whenuapai, north of Auckland.

He's referring to a report released today on the public consultation carried out by the Chief of the Defence Force into the proposal for a commercial airport at Whenuapai.

"More than 2,200 public submissions have been received on the issue and some three quarters of those who responded (75%) are against a commercial airport," notes Mr Key.

The report states 'insufficient public good benefits are evident to justify central government involvement in the establishment of a commercial/civilian airport.'

"As the local MP, I am eager to keep the Government honest on its promise to investigate the implications of this option further.

"The public have spoken with a pretty clear voice on this matter, and I hope the Government listens," says Mr Key.


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