Indeed you are correct re two bridges under construction. I had overlooked the project at Matakohe. Still that doesn’t make three or four being built as Bridges (Simon) stated, or even three as Mr King stated.
You are welcome to your assumptions as to Labour being my political party, but actually I voted for Winston last time up, and at the byelection, and since the advent of MMP I’ve voted all over the spectrum.
As for being in a rut, I suggest not as deep as yours. I still have one eye open though; the best thing Captain Flipflop (Key) ever did was to move on out of politics.
We can all recount stories of past inefficiencies in the transport industry. Unfortunately we never seem to have a government with an overall strategic plan, incorporating road, rail and sea transport, despite many studies and reports. Too many vested interests, it would appear.
To my mind export logs could have and should have been barged direct to shipside at Marsden Point from the North when there was a possibility of doing so.
As for being affluent, I’m hardly in your league, and am needing to make cutbacks. As my fuel can’t be written off as a farm expense, I’ll probably have to stop mowing the roadside outside your place, and the icecreams I was promising were only kiddie cones, but I’m confident I’ll never have to buy them.
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