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Off again, on again – Labour in hot water

Nick Smith MP
National Party Building & Construction Spokesman

17 October 2008

Off again, on again – Labour in hot water

National Party Building and Construction spokesman Nick Smith says it appears Labour’s shower flow and hot water cylinder restrictions are on again.

“After I issued a statement this morning pointing out the shower flow and hot water cylinder size restrictions were part of an official announcement on April 27, the statement was removed from the Government website.

“Within minutes of me issuing a second statement pointing out that the Shane Jones announcement had been withdrawn, it was back up on the website.

“This is a useful metaphor to illustrate this whole debacle. What was on, was then off, and now it’s on again.

“That would be what Kiwis could expect from Labour after the election too. The shower flow rules and the restrictions around the size of electric hot water cylinders would be back on Labour’s agenda – quicker than the web page that they tried to hide.”


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