Tue, 25 Sep 2012 6:07p.m.
Miners say they their hearts were ripped out today when a plan to save Spring Creek Mine was rejected by the Government.
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26/09/2012 10:30:36 a.m.
No-one owes you a living. The profitability of coal-mining is totally dependent on the cost (NZ wages)and the revenue (Asian need for coal.) China and India don't want our expensive coal right now, so don't complain to the Gummint about it. If you think you can do better then put some of your high wages into a privately-owned mine (like Roa.)
25/09/2012 9:04:24 p.m.
Just Me wrote:
Tony Ryall meeting with the 20 miners was just a formality.He had already made his decision and come Hell or high water he wasn't going to or intending to change his mind.This is an attitude and approach throughout this entire National government.For example they fully intend to go ahead with closing schools in the Canterbury region(another approach to the Teacher-Pupil ratio planned for earlier this year nationwide).They fully intend to go ahead with state asset sales to the highest bidders overseas.They do not have any intention on listening to say the Maori King,the Waitangi Tribunal or the Maori Council.They have made their decisions and that is all that matters to them.
For those in the Greymouth region who voted National in last years' election I hope you can live with your actions. You voted in a bunch of sharks who do not care two hoots how or what you feel.It does not concern them or affect them.They,the politicians of this government,are secure in their jobs at the present moment.What you are going through is the least of their concerns.National blamed Labour for the placing of our troops in Afghanstian.They will never ever take responsibility for their actions.And Tony Ryall blaming the 'drop off in the coal price' is another excuse.The fact is nothing is ever the fault of this National government.It is always someone else's fault and never their own.
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