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Further Incompetence of Kiwirail Management

Further Incompetence of Kiwirail Management

Hiring a ferry that can't take foot passengers across Cook Strait highlights the incompetence of KiwiRail management, says Rt Hon Winston Peters.

The InterIslander confirmed that the replacement ship, Stena Alegra, would not initially be able to take foot passengers as the ship was not compatible with the passenger gangways at Picton and Wellington.

Mr Peters says there has been a string of botch ups and failures with the Cook Strait ferry service and the management and the board must carry the can.

"What company in its right mind would hire a beaten up ferry from Europe that can't take foot passengers?

"Are they supposed to swim across? Will they have to bludge rides in the vehicles that can be carried on the ferry?

"We suggest that the KiwiRail management be given backpacks and a ferry ticket each and sent on foot down to the ferry terminal.

"They need to experience the outcome of their flawed decision making first hand,” says Mr Peters.


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