Update on Labour’s policy on Hillside


Further on yesterday’s Hillside story: (emphasis is mine)

Hi, I am the Operations Manager for Pinnacle Steel and a part owner, we lease one of the old Hillside workshops, we employ 28 people.

I challenged Cunliffe on this issue as I informed him all over the buildings were leased and where was this workshop to go (tv3 filmed this but didn’t put it on air).

I got the “grasp this opportunity”.

I said we don’t make trains we fabricate structural steel, then one of his union mates started asking the right questions.

I asked why Labour would not have the common courtesy to inform us of their plan.

Cunliffe replied “I can’t make an announcement before an announcement”.

It is just vote grabbing, Curran came to see me and said Labour has been in talks with Kiwi Rail of the existing leases.

It is none of Labour’s business, so why are they talking about my lease with Kiwi Rail?

I had a my employees asking were their jobs safe now that Hillside was reopening?

That’s real positive.

Paul Hickey

Labour’s just making stuff up without any regard for real people, real businesses or real lives.   This is a real story, yet nobody in the “real” media thinks it is their place to pop the Labour campaign bubble with any sort of criticism lest they be dropped from the media mob feeding directly from Labour’s PR exhaust.

There seems to be no critical evaluation going on at all, even when it is right in front of them.

In the mean time, companies, employees, investors, shareholders – all crapping themselves wondering what’s going to happen to them in future if a Labour government gets in power.



There you go readers.  Real people.  Actually on the spot.  Telling the truth.

Media there, recording.

Doesn’t make the news?

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