Thursday, August 23, 2012

Injunction on RNZ eased over KiwiRail report...


KiwiRail is trying to block the publication of an internal draft report on the future of New Zealand's rail network.
Late on Wednesday night, the High Court granted KiwiRail an injunction preventing Radio New Zealand News from revealing the contents of the draft Infrastructure and Engineering Business Plan 2013-15.
The High Court on Thursday eased the restriction to allow coverage of debate on the issue in Parliament.
In the House, Labour MP Phil Twyford questioned Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee, who was replying on behalf of the State Owned Enterprises Minister.
"Has the board of KiwiRail advised him that from 2014 onwards the rail asset will decline, disruption risk will grow, that when spending gets back to current levels it will take many years to pull back...

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