Track Record Puts Doubts Over Aratere
Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First
30 JUNE 2014
Track Record Puts
Doubts Over Aratere
The Aratere may well be back
on the Cook Strait run soon but is it fixed, asks New
“Given its past problems and the fact
that KiwiRail went ahead with extending it against sound
maritime advice, who says the troubles are over,” says New
Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Mr Peters says
KiwiRail should announce who will be fired for the Aratere
debacle after the company admitted today the cost of repairs
to the Aratere had reached $30 million.
“There was also
a lot of revenue lost from cargo and traffic every time a
sailing of the Aratere was cancelled. Add to that the $7
million cost of hiring the Stena Alegra as a replacement
“Incompetent management, on high salaries, should
be paying for this with their jobs,” he
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