Joyce out of touch with the needs of Northland
The Government’s plan for development in Northland is
exploitative, Labour’s Associate Spokesperson on Regional
Development Meka Whaitiri says.
Development Minister Steven Joyce can offer on Waitangi Day
is more of the same; a tired parade of promises around
mining and drilling.
“This Minister is out of
touch with the needs of Northland. It is downright cheeky of
him to suggest that there should not be black and white
answers to resource opportunities.
“His big plan
sees the Ministry of the Environment and Department of
Conservation side-lined into submission. If this is Steven
Joyce’s only solution to job creation then Northland is in
“I promise that Labour will
listen. We will engage and work alongside local iwi to
unlock the potential of Northland and our country’s
biggest asset – its young people.
will have a comprehensive regional development plan that
will be tailored to its needs. We will address inequality,
create jobs and and ensure every kid gets the education they
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