Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Government Stop Secret Infrastructure Deals Says GNR

Government Stop Secret Infrastructure Deals, GNR says.

"Scant details on Infrastructure builds and secret meetings with New Zealand mayors, where is the transparency to the Kiwi public Minister Joyce? ", says campaign director for Grow Northland Rail Alby Barr.

This is systematic of an arrogant third term Government seeking a fourth, who appear to believe it's legitimate to hold informal meetings with some of our country's mayors. A cynic would deem they are jacking up deals behind the public's back.

What does this mean? We can only hazard a guess. Sell off of ratepayers assets? Possibly Chinese to fund, own, and build infrastructure projects, is this what government are talking about?

What we do know is in late March during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang trade visit Prime Minister Bill English, as reported by Radio NZ said "He was not against China owning infrastructure here like roads or rail links."

And here in Northland we already got an inkling of 'closed door talks' relating to an MOU the regional council was engaged in with a Chinese rail company looking to build the roading infrastructure. Something the government denied any such knowledge of, how strange.

We want to know the devil in the details so by popular demand we are hosting another Rail forum. Transport Minister Simon Bridges never fronted last year to the 500 locals after Kiwi Rail axed our log train service. This time we anticipate a full house of 800 given there is an election less than 2 weeks later. Peters, Jones, Parker & Genter are representing their political parties, so who is coming from National to tell us their intentions? We all know what happened in the Northland by-election. So suffice to say we look forward to seeing a high ranking Minister accompanying your Whangarei MP Shane Reti. Look forward to hearing all about it on the main stage in Whangarei.

Commenting on the Maori Party's IWI Rail policy release today, Mr Barr said "you certainly know it is close to an election, even Marama Fox is dishing out pork kai from the hangi pit."



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Gordon Campbell: On The Gun Buy-Back Scheme

Do gun amnesties and buy-backs save lives? Since it’s always difficult to exclude all of the socio-economic factors that may be operating in parallel, the die-hard denialists in the gun lobby will always be able to find a bit of wiggle room.

Yet when taken in tandem with the actions already taken by the Ardern government to outlaw rapid fire rifles and shotguns, there is ample reason to conclude that the buy-back and amnesty scheme announced this morning will indeed save lives in New Zealand. More>>

 

World Refugee Day: Former Refugees Say Policy Must Change

This year, 1000 refugees will be able to resettle here in New Zealand - but there are restrictions on where those people can come from. More>>

ALSO:

Operation Burnham: Hit & Run Author 'Believes Insurgents Were In Village'

One of the authors of Hit & Run has backtracked from a key claim in the book, revealing he now believes armed insurgents were in a village attacked by New Zealand elite soldiers. More>>

ALSO:

The Lobbyist Staffer: PM Defends Handling Of Conflicts Of Interest

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she's comfortable with the way her interim chief of staff's conflicts of interest were managed. More>>

ALSO:

2020 Election Changes: Same Day Enrolment, Supermarket Voting

New Zealand’s democracy is to be enhanced, with voters gaining the right to enrol on election day at next year’s general election and allowing ballot boxes to be placed in supermarkets and malls to make it easier for people to vote, Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced. More>>

ALSO:

"Population Density": Stats NZ, Phone Companies To Track People's Movements

Stats NZ is partnering with cellphone companies to launch a new way of tracking people's movements every hour. More>>

ALSO:

QS University Rankings: NZ Ranks Well "Despite Resourcing Constraints"

New Zealand universities continue to do well in international rankings, with the release of the 2020 QS world rankings showing that all eight universities remain in the world’s top 500. More>>

ALSO:

Mosque Attacks: 21 Month Prison Sentence For Sharing Live Stream Video

A Christchurch man who admitted redistributing the livestream video of the mosque killings has been sentenced to 21 months in prison. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels