Hiring a ferry that can't take foot passengers across Cook Strait highlights the incompetence of KiwiRail management, says Rt Hon Winston Peters.
Rail & Maritime Transport Union
Friday 6 December 2013, 10.45am
Elizabeth Street, Moera, Lower Hutt
Thank you for the opportunity to speak here today.
New Zealand First will support this bill, the Land Transport Amendment Bill, to the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee.
Rt Hon Winston Peters has revealed the Aratere problems are far more serious than KiwiRail has publicly admitted. with the danger of the other propeller dropping off if the ship struck severe weather and tide conditions in Cook Strait.
We are told that there is a need to correct some minor anomalies—minor anomalies—with the new Road User Charges Act 2012 that affect a small number of vehicles and their owners by way of this omnibus bill, the Land Transport and Road User Charge
Auckland should restrict its artificial population growth and be given a chance to breathe before embarking on more expensive “patchwork” infrastructure projects, says New Zealand First.
New Zealand First says the proposed tunnel and monorail projects linking Queenstown with Milford Sound appear to fall short of some major objectives.
New Zealand First says the Government’s change to an annual vehicle warrant of fitness system must be viewed with caution.
The Mangawhero Bridge on State Highway 24 needs to be widened to help prevent a serious motor accident yet the Government has confirmed that it is happy to ignore the problem.
New Zealand First is releasing official papers which outline the proposal for up to 220 jobs to be cut from KiwiRail.