ODT editorial mucking on about ‘commercial realism’

### ODT Online Fri, 7 May 2010
Editorial: Competitive risks
It is very clear that the Government is little interested in promoting local prospects for a tender to build electric railcars for Auckland, despite assertions from a combination of political parties, trade unions and other interested groups that it should. Although the Minister of Transport is on record as saying the matter is for the New Zealand Railways Corporation (“KiwiRail”) to decide, he has also said a local tender would be “a step too far” – as clear a negative signal as could be expected to the corporation from its nominal owner.
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I’m yet to decide if the editorial is being responsible or irresponsible in its pronouncements.

Post by Elizabeth Kerr

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Filed under Economics, Geography, Politics, Project management

One response to “ODT editorial mucking on about ‘commercial realism’

  1. wirehunt

    Quote “indeed essential – the company makes its decisions on a properly commercial basis, free from either political pressure or state subsidy.”

    What a load of rubbish, in the mean time they are putting their hand up for $500m of tax payers money, then want to ship that money off shore.

    Who are these people?

    Until these government departments realise they are a part of New Zealand nothing good will happen here, the exodus will continue because there is no real work in this country.

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