New Zealand First is demanding a
re-evaluation of the costs of redeveloping Eden Park.
“Given that the projected costs associated with the
upgrade have increased from $60m to over $385m million and
are still yet to be even finalised, the time has arrived for
some deep breathing and a realistic evaluation of the
project," said Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters.
urged a return to the basic project and reiterated that
although New Zealand First lacks confidence in the
robustness of estimates to date the party still does not
believe that there is a need for substantial government
"That being the case there is as yet no proven
need for travel or accommodation related taxes for this
project. What clearly is needed is certainty about the
costs, resolution of the funding issues, and some real signs
that the project will proceed in timely fashion.
nation we cannot afford to lose the hosting rights to the
Rugby World Cup 2011. This is not a project that we can
allow to go wrong," said Mr
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