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Winston Peters Would Have Rail to the Moon

Winston Peters Would Have Rail to the Moon

Responding to New Zealand First’s transport policy announcement, of diverting $300 million from regional road projects to support Auckland’s City Rail Link and the troubled Napier-Gisborne rail line, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:

“Taxpayers have paid enough for rail already. Since 2008 it has cost every New Zealander the equivalent of a return airfare to London. If ideas like Mr Peters’ took hold we may well soon be paying the equivalent of sending Kiwis to the moon.”

“Winston Peters says that his party is interested in investing in the regions and regional development, yet his policy would divert funding from several regional road projects towards his pork barrel promises.”

“Rail has been a huge drain the taxpayers’ since it was renationalised in 2008, but here is yet another politician eager to throw even more money after bad.”

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