Minister not alone with a ‘gutsful’ of log trucks

LETTER

The Mayor of Wairoa must be bonkers. This paper’s editorial of November 24 said The Wairoa Star quoted a comment to the Minister of Regional Development Shane Jones from Mayor Craig Little that transporting a log by truck cost $8, and by rail $24 because of double handling.

Ignoring the dubious calculation, does the Mayor want jobs for Wairoa or not?

Has he been correctly quoted?

In the words of Mr Jones, I too have had a “gutsful” of seeing logging trucks travelling the roads of Tairawhiti and thundering through residential streets (at 4am this Saturday morning), when the trucks could be delivering on purpose-built roads to rail heads.

ECT has a lot to answer for; its obsession with maximising the port’s profit mocks the words in the Statement of Intent negotiated with councillors 2016/2017 to make our district “a more positive, prosperous and attractive community”.

Winston Moreton

The Mayor of Wairoa must be bonkers. This paper’s editorial of November 24 said The Wairoa Star quoted a comment to the Minister of Regional Development Shane Jones from Mayor Craig Little that transporting a log by truck cost $8, and by rail $24 because of double handling.

Ignoring the dubious calculation, does the Mayor want jobs for Wairoa or not?

Has he been correctly quoted?

In the words of Mr Jones, I too have had a “gutsful” of seeing logging trucks travelling the roads of Tairawhiti and thundering through residential streets (at 4am this Saturday morning), when the trucks could be delivering on purpose-built roads to rail heads.

ECT has a lot to answer for; its obsession with maximising the port’s profit mocks the words in the Statement of Intent negotiated with councillors 2016/2017 to make our district “a more positive, prosperous and attractive community”.

Winston Moreton

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lloyd gretton - 20 days ago
There used to be a saying: "Trust your affairs to business men and they will take your shirt." Folk wisdom and common sense has been lost since 1984 and the Lange-Douglas government. All this is what Muldoon warned about.