The government has failed to deliver a much needed boost for New Zealand’s struggling regions like Whangarei and Northland which remain crippled by unemployment.
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The regions are off National’s radar in Budget 2015, and promises made to Northlanders by the Prime Minister have been broken, says the New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Regional New Zealand is being robbed and they know it, says New Zealand First.
The government deliberately has its eyes shut to the sorry state of regional growth, says New Zealand First.
The blow of job losses on the West Coast could have been cushioned had mine royalties been retained on the Coast, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling for a log price to be set to end the regional devastation that has occurred with so many sawmill closures.
The National Government needs to go further than just rhetoric to help the Northland region prosper.
New Zealand First is challenging the government to show it is serious about regional economic development by backing the Shortline Establishment Group’s advanced plans to re-establish the Gisborne to Napier rail link.
Prime Minister John Key promised to “save” the regions – he must commit to that election pledge and ensure Air New Zealand keeps all services, says New Zealand First.
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The West Coast is reeling today from more job losses, and the National Government’s total neglect of the regions means there is nothing to soften the blow, says New Zealand First.
Flying back from the South Island’s West Coast I couldn’t help thinking about Warner Bros, SkyCity and Rio Tinto. Imagine the smirks on their faces when the National Government shovelled millions into their pockets.