July 06, 2017
Gisborne neglected and forgotten says Winston
New Zealand Leader Winston Peters says the National held seat of East Coast is winnable in spite of the incumbent Minister of Social Development Anne Tolley having an almost 10,000 majority.
The New Zealand First leader is on a campaign for the regions tour travelling the length of the motu on a sloganed bus.
He says like Whangarei, Gisborne and the surrounding districts have been neglected and left to be run down.
"Well if you look at all the economic circumstances of being cut off and neglected and forgotten. The railroad line had a slip and they don't bother fixing it up. It would've only have cost them between 4 and a half and 6 million dollars. It's had a range of slips. So the Wairoa to Gisborne line is shut down, they don't do anything about it and the full picture of what the Gisborne hinterland and city looks like is seriously pretty much abused, forgotten and misused. So yes we think there is a good chance," he says.
Winston Peters says an announcement of the New Zealand First Candidate for the East Coast will be announced in about a week. In the meanwhile, the Party's 'campaign for the regions' ends in Auckland on the 15 July in South Auckland where the Party will hold its AGM.
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