More on Curtis-villes rail line

Further to my earlier story of Curtis-cilles new Rail spur to nowhere in particular.
Not only is the council planning on wasting  $70 million to build a 1.8 kilometre rail spur from Wiri to Manukau but that it is almost $30 million more than originally planned for in 2000.

Manukau mayor Sir Barry Curtis claims that the link is an integral part of the rail system. What planet is Sir Barry on? certainly not Earth. 

Cr Quax accuses the mayor, of “empire building” and lacking judgement on the issue and one would certianly have to agree with him on that. 

[quote]“For a man who promotes public transport it’s absurd that he uses his chauffeur driven limousine to drive 200 metres from the Civic Centre across the street to the site of the new Manukau Police Station and back.”[/quote]

Do you want ad-free access to our Daily Crossword?

Do you want access to daily Incite Politics Magazine articles?

Silver Subscriptions and above go in the draw to win a $500 prize to be drawn at the end of March

Not yet one of our awesome subscribers? Click Here and join us.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.