‘‘ We don’t need more lawyers and accountants – we need more people in the trades. We’ve got to rebuild Christchurch.
‘‘More workers are needed in Auckland. One in four young people leave school and don’t have a job to go to.
‘‘ We don’t want young people on the scrapheap while we bring in workers from overseas.’’
More is also needed to be spent on research and development, he says, quoting the ‘‘father of nuclear physics’’ Ernest Lord Rutherford – ‘‘We don’t have the money, so we have to think.’’
‘‘We can’t be the cheapest in the world – we wouldn’t have a big chance against China and India, but we can be the best.’’
Mr Goff says Labour will restore research and development tax credits.
People can’t turn a blind eye to the reality of global warming and farming’s responsibility for half of our greenhouse gas emissions but scientists believe they can cut
Save our rail: Green Party supporters Karen Davis and Samuel Otter meet the steam train at Mt Albert station.
Take a train trip along the northern railway line through Rodney. Visit www.rodneytimes.co.nz to get an engine driver’s perspective.