They bought it we have to use it

October 29, 2008

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.


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