Saturday, August 18, 2012

LABOUR GIVING THE FINGER TO NORTHLAND


The Labour Party have shown themselves yet again to be slow learners in their disparaging of Northland by confirming they are going to scrap the Puhoi to Wellsford Motorway extension (statement by Labour’s Finance Spokesman, David Parker, in Parliament on 15 August).

Their continuing labelling of the extension as the ‘Holiday Highway’ is a studied insult to all Northlanders when we know it is our ‘Economic Highway’ to the future. Clearly Labour hasn’t figured out that their promoting the scrapping during the election campaign contributed to the defeat of Kelvin Davis, one of their better performers, by the odious and no-hoper Hone Harawira and no matter too they have clearly decided the three Northland seats are unwinnable and they can afford to consign 158,000 Northlanders to the economic scrapheap in order to free up money to promote more brilliant initiatives like their ‘homeopathy for pet’ courses that featured last time they got their paws on the Treasury benches.

I guess we should sorry for whoever Labour selects as cannon fodder to contest The Northland and Whangarei seats. They will go into the fray with a huge millstone hanging round their necks. As for Te Tai Tokerau .... the only thing I ever agreed with Mike Moore about when (talking about elections) he said “the people are right even when they’re wrong”. 

8 comments:

Judge Holden said...

"it is our ‘Economic Highway’ to the future."

Really? You seem to be investing an awful lot of hope in having a slightly wider road. If that's the level of your analysis it's no wonder Joyce and co are making out like bandits and the nation's expense.

The Veteran said...

Judge ... unless you live up here, butt out. Clearly you have no idea what constitute the drivers of the Northland economy so perhaps I can help you out ... forestry and tourism feature right up there and good road access is important if the region is to realize the potential of these two mainstays of our economy.

Clearly too you have never driven through Dome Valley which separates Warkworth from Wellsford. If you had you would know it is a death trap for the unwary and weary.

But continue please with you negativity. Clearly Labour knows better than the Northland Economic Advisory Group who have identified this as a priority project.

But I do feel a tad sorry for the 'lambs' that Labour will put up as candidates for the three Northland seats in 2014. Having to put their heads up over the parapets and trying to defend the indefensible is never an easy task.

Judge Holden said...

"Judge ... unless you live up here, butt out."

I'm paying for it, so ummm, no.

"forestry and tourism feature right up there and good road access is important if the region is to realize the potential of these two mainstays of our economy."

Existing road is fine for those purposes.

"Clearly too you have never driven through Dome Valley which separates Warkworth from Wellsford. If you had you would know it is a death trap for the unwary and weary."

Yes I have. It's better than the Rimutaka road, for example. Let's make that one four lanes too shall we?

"Clearly Labour knows better than the Northland Economic Advisory Group who have identified this as a priority project."

They would say that now, wouldn't they? It's OK, Joyce will help them out.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Poor old Sludge. He actually doesn't live anywhere, real that is. Sludge is your archetypal 'virtua;' troll.

God knows what he will do when the dual carriage way is completed to Marsden Point and Ports of Auckland becomes redundant. Auckland CBD might actually become an attractive city centre.

The Veteran said...

Noting your 'expert' analysis Judge, clearly the challenge for you is to stand for Labour in Northland and kiss your 'deposit' good bye.

But then again your Party is pretty knowledgeable about 'deposits' which in my lexicon translates to crap.

lol



Judge Holden said...

Good to see the Nats so gleefully employing pork barrel politics with my money, Vet. What's good for Joyce's mates is good for the country though, innit?

The Veteran said...

Judge ... you pay taxes!!!!!!!????

Judge Holden said...

That all you got Vet? Out of ideas, obviously. Not surprising given that the guy in charge of strategic direction for the Nats is a shallow and yet wide-boy rent-seeker who gets the government to channel money and advantageous legislation to his chums. That's a strategy I suppose...