Damien O’Connor |
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 – 08:59
A complete lie is the way West Coast Tasman MP, Damien O’Connor describes the response the he received from Police Minister Anne Tolley regarding the Wakefield police staffing situation
“The Minister gave me an absolute assurance on 29 November last year that, as a result of the review of Nelson Bays Police, Wakefield would retain its current Police staffing levels.
“This latest announcement is a fiddle not a tweak and one more cut to rural services by a National Government obsessed with funding Auckland and Wellington transport projects, and selling off assets while squeezing provincial services. This is an insult to the provinces that generate the export dollars for our country”.
“This move not only goes back on earlier promises to the Wakefield community, but it puts at risk the safety of residents between Wakefield and Murchison because of lower staff numbers and longer response times”, he said