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User currently offlineWirraway From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1004 times:

As this article comes from a NZ news source it is
well worth the read as to the reason the whole mess
happened in the first place. Just 2 paragraphs from this
interesting article from the land of the long white cloud.

Direct from NZ........15/4/02

"The collapse of Air New Zealand was the fault of the government and its politics. That is the only and stark conclusion to draw from the raft of documents released by the government last week."

"Simply, Clark and Cullen are blinkered by their political prejudices. Worse, Air NZ is not an isolated incident. Their cold-shouldering of the recent Boston Consulting Group report on foreign direct investment suggests they are deeply uncomfortable with the concept of using overseas capital to build the New Zealand economy."

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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 963 times:

Looks like they moved the story. Here's the new link.


User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 951 times:

Ooh no!!
It was all Air New Zealands own fault.
A certain member said so on another thread and he "speaks the truth and will always speak the truth".
That's what he said!!

Yeah, I read that article earlier today.
Nothing in it surprises me.
This is just another example of our Socialist Government imposing its isolationist policies upon us therefore making us look like clowns to the international community.
We all know what the other major example is.........
they used to fly Skyhawks!
What pisses me off the most is that I voted for the pricks!

User currently offlineDuff From New Zealand, joined Oct 2001, 120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 938 times:

Problem is they will be around for the next term too

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 941 times:

Well I hope not Duff; it's election year here!
But then again, it's a funny thing when it comes to elections.
People never seem to learn.

User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 927 times:

What I find amazing is that people seem to only knock NZ (yes, it deserves a good slap in the face), but fail to consider the fault of government in this incident.

Only months before the collapse of AN were we all complaining and discussing about the procrastination of the NZ government in regards to allowing SQ take a larger stake in AirNZ and provide a capital injection.

Australia's "Minister for Qantas" John Anderson went to NZ to lobby Cullen, Clark, et al over allowing QF to take a stake, further delaying any moves. You could even add QF. QF did present misleading material to the AU government claiming (according to a report on GTV 9's Sunday) that AN wasn't in any real trouble a month or so prior to its collapse.

There are so many stakeholders in AN's collapse. Really, to only put it all at the feet of NZ is very simplistic.

The article merely reinforces something I've known for a long time. Ansett didn't need to collapse. While I'm at it, the notion that Australia cannot support three carriers is crap as well. Ansett didn't die because the market was too small, it was simply overencumbered for its marketshare & not particularly well managed.



User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 909 times:

Jesus Skystar,
That's the point I've been trying to put across for months only to come up against fierce opposition from those who saw only Air NZ as the villain and not the Aussie or NZ Govts or anyone else for that matter.

User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Hmmm.....Certain members from the western side of the Tasman are conspicuous by their silence!  Smile

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