A meeting to organise a campaign to ensure New Zealand rail
stock is built in New Zealand has demanded the cancellation
of a contract that dealt a major blow to Dunedin's Hillside
Spokesman for the newly formed Kiwi Wagons for KiwiRail
campaign, Victor Billot, said the goal was the cancellation
of a contract given to China CNR Corporation to build the
first 300 of 3000 container flatdeck wagons to replace
KiwiRail's ageing fleet.
The state-owned company awarded the estimated $29 million
contract to the Chinese company last year, prompting
criticism and disappointment among supporters and employees
at the Dunedin workshop.