Talking too few, not many

LETTER

Well said Gillian Ward, chairwoman of Gisborne Rail Action Group. I support your opinion. I do not understand how the case for rail from Gisborne to Wairoa has been shafted after such an outpouring of support from locals for such a long time.

When the rail line was put in to Gisborne the purpose was to give our community more options. The more options we have to get people and goods in and out of town the better, especially as our roads are in such a sorry state.

Minister Shane Jones, you have been talking to the few instead of listening to the many.

Confused rail supporter

Well said Gillian Ward, chairwoman of Gisborne Rail Action Group. I support your opinion. I do not understand how the case for rail from Gisborne to Wairoa has been shafted after such an outpouring of support from locals for such a long time.

When the rail line was put in to Gisborne the purpose was to give our community more options. The more options we have to get people and goods in and out of town the better, especially as our roads are in such a sorry state.

Minister Shane Jones, you have been talking to the few instead of listening to the many.

Confused rail supporter

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Richard - 4 months ago
It is not the Minister's fault the line has not been given the reinstatement funding; rather it is the lack of substatiated evidence for the line to be reopened. Opininon alone never provides a rationale for investment - only hard facts will open the Government's coffers.

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