Wednesday, 29 October 2008


Cullen is telling Fonterra what it needs. A rail head - Fonterra doesnt want it but Cullen says if they are elected they will get it anyway.

Fonterra would have done the numbers and worked out that its not a goer for them but no, old Mr Nanny Cullen has told them they need it .

He's a patronising dork.

This from the Timaru Herald

FONTERRA does not want it but Finance Minister Michael Cullen is keen on plans for a railway link to Fonterra's Clandeboye dairy plant to be brought forward.

Dr Cullen passed through Timaru yesterday with Labour's Waitaki candidate David Parker and Rangitata candidate Julian Blanchard.

He was in town just long enough to spot a KiwiRail train.

The Government bought the railways back from Toll in July and renamed the network KiwiRail.

Dr Cullen said the Government is committed to jointly funding rail access to Clandeboye and wants to see the plan brought forward.

"There's a lot to be said for taking it there."

Both the economy and the environment would benefit.

Last month Fonterra Clandeboye hub manager Alan Bennett said the site was not looking at rail at all.

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