Winston Peters says Govt should buy back full ownership of Air NZ

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 10 Sep 2020, 6:48PM
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Winston Peters says Govt should buy back full ownership of Air NZ

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 10 Sep 2020, 6:48PM

Winston Peters says the Government should buy back full ownership of Air New Zealand if it means the regions will be serviced better.

Winston Peters told TVNZ the Government should take a “100 per cent” stake in the airline “if it’s necessary”.

“Right now the shares will be worth confetti, without the taxpayers support, so why are we propping it up with the taxpayers' money without the Invercargills, Kerikeris and Gisbornes of this world getting a fair go themselves?”

Speaking with Heather du Plessis-Allan, Winston Peters says it's a common sense policy, which has the taxpayers interest as an objective.

Peters says we need to ensure Air New Zealand travel is available for the provinces.

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