The Lolly Scramble is now promising a rail line

Labour’s leadership lolly scramble is now promising a rail line…for Gisborne to Napier.

THE two main contenders for the Labour leadership have confirmed they will reinstate the Gisborne to Napier railway line as they gather support towards the party leadership election on September 15.

Candidates Grant Robertson and David Cunliffe both promise they will fix the rail between the neighbouring cities that was broken in a storm in March 2012. 

The Government and Kiwirail, which operated the line, have refused to fix the line — saying it is not profitable.

Great, so they are committing to spend millions on something unprofitable.

The uncosted promises of these muppets is astonishing…luckily it is all being recorded and harvested so we can hold them to account later.


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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.

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