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Building Auckland’s trains

### ODT Online Mon, 10 May 2010
Opinion: Why just dismiss Hillside’s capabilities?
By Phil Goff
A report by economic consultants shows there is a strong business and economic case for building rolling stock at Hillside workshops in Dunedin, says Phil Goff. Why, then, won’t the Government consider it?

The Dunedin City Council should be congratulated for being pro-active and looking for real solutions to tackle unemployment. The unemployment rate rose sharply from 3.9% to 6.3% in the last quarter. There are now 7600 Kiwis unemployed in Dunedin, more than 3000 more than there were in the December quarter.

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– Phil Goff is leader of the Labour Party.


### ODT Online Mon, 10 May 2010
Govt ‘should urge’ KiwiRail to tender
By John Gibb
The Government should be urging KiwiRail, including its Hillside workshops in Dunedin, to tender for a project to build $375 million worth of trains for Auckland, Labour leader Phil Goff says. He noted that US President Barack Obama’s motto was “yes, we can” but New Zealand Transport Minister Steven Joyce was taking the opposite approach by playing down efforts to have New Zealand workers build the trains.
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