10 Sep 2019

Kiwirail using prisoners as track workers in Northland

From First Up, 5:24 am on 10 September 2019

KiwiRail is planning to take on prisoners as track-workers - in the wake of the government's new investment in Northland rail. The company is advertising for about twenty paid staff as it begins the 95-million-dollar job of rebuilding the old line between Whangarei and Auckland. But Albie Barr from the Grow Northland Rail campaign told RNZ's Lois Williams it's also looking to recruit twenty trainees from Ngawha prison, near Kaikohe.