They bought it we have to use it

Labour spent far more than it was worth to buy the railways and now they’re going to make us use them whether or not we want to.

Michael Cullen wants to jointly fund rail access to Fonterra’s Clandeboye milk processing plant even though the company doesn’t want it.

Dr Cullen said the Government is committed to jointly funding rail access to Clandeboye and wants to see the plan brought forward.

“There’s a lot to be said for taking it there.”

Both the economy and the environment would benefit.

Last month Fonterra Clandeboye hub manager Alan Bennett said the site was not looking at rail at all.

Fonterra would have made an informed decision on the best way to transport its produce. If it costs more or is less efficient to do it by rail will Cullen compensate us?

Roarprawn and No Minister  aren’t impressed either.

3 Responses to They bought it we have to use it

  1. poneke says:

    Roarprawn and No Minister aren’t impressed either.

    Why do you always labour the obvious?

    The Hive won’t be either.

    You’re all just an echo chamber!!!!

    🙂

  2. Colin Lucas says:

    It’s about 7.5 kilometres, and at least one bridge to construct, from the maintrunk railway line to the Clandyboye hub (approx), so the construction cost would not be a cheap exercise. I can understand why Fonterra don’t want to go there.

  3. Sarin says:

    The best thing to do it ditch kiwi rail

    There is no sense pouring money into something that will make a loss and is not cost effective compared to the alternatives.

    We need to refocus our investment and efforts into something that will make the economy go faster – rather than imposing what ammounts to another cost.

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