Still Pie

The Northland Age - - Opinion -

Thanks Jim.

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.

I F BURKE RD 3 Kaitaia

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