The continued delays and the cost blowout of Customs Joint Border Management System are costing the taxpayer tens of millions of dollars says Labour's Customs Spokesperson Rino Tirikatene.
“Customs today said that the troubled project is now four years overdue, and is tens of millions of dollars over budget. Despite the Customs Service attempted fudging of the details, this project is quickly becoming a white elephant of Novopay proportions.
The fishing giant Sanford’s decision to end its commercial operations in the Hauraki Gulf is a stinging indictment of the Government’s inaction which has left fisheries management in the gulf’s waters in limbo, says Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Rino Tirikatene.
“Last year the Government identified the Hauraki Gulf as one of its first recreational fishing parks where commercial fishing will be off limits.