If you watched Question Time today (see Clare’s post below) you will know Kiwirail have taken out an injunction to stop Radio NZ reporting the contents of a leaked Kiwirail report on the effects of their planned $200 million cuts to network maintenance.
The rail company owned by the people has put a gagging order on the media to stop the public finding out what is going on in the rail company they own. There’s something not right about that.
Gerry Brownlee has accused me and journalists reporting this issue as scaremongering. We’ve simply quoted a Kiwirail report on the impact of the cuts to network maintenance. The cuts have been forced on Kiwirail by the Government’s unrealistic Turn Around Plan for rail.
See the latest communication from Kiwirail to Labour’s team at Parliament. (Click to enlarge) Honestly this an inappropriate way for a State Owned Enterprise to behave and the sooner Gerry Brownlee tells them that the better it will be for everyone.