2 Aug 2015

Correction on Kiwirail comment

From Mediawatch, 9:08 am on 2 August 2015

An error made in Mediawatch last week in an item on debate prompted by coverage of the future of Kiwirail: Mediawatch noted that the finance minister had warned that present levels of support for Kiwirail were unsustainable, and in a Nine to Noon interview on the 10th of July about Kiwirail being put on notice by the government it wasn't Bill English who fronted up to speak about it, but his press secretary Joanne Black. That was wrong. Joanne Black is not a press secretary for the minister of finance. She was on Nine to Noon as a spokesperson for Kiwirail. We regret the error - apologies to Joanne Black and Kiwirail.