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Friday, 1 April 2005, 3:50 pm


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Press Release: United Future NZ Party
Media statement — Friday 1 April 2005, 3:50 pm
United Future transport policy announced

Greater transparency in road funding, the ultimate four-laning of State Highway 1 from Kaitaia to Invercargill, the possible splitting-out of traffic functions from the police force, and driver education in schools are all significant features of United Future’s transport policies for the next election.

Transport spokesman, Larry Baldock, announced the policy at today’s annual meeting of the Automobile Association in Napier today.

Mr Baldock said the party was also committed to the continued construction of the strategic roading networks in Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington (including the Transmission Gully project.)


-----Original Message-----

From: PowerLess NZ
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 6:16 PM
To: Larry Baldock
Subject: Transport Policy

Dear Larry,

I couldn’t help almost choke reading your press release this afternoon.

United Future transport policy announced
Friday, 1 April 2005, 3:50 pm
Press Release: United Future NZ Party

Are you aware that the price of oil has increased 400% since 1999, today April crude delivery futures were selling for US$56+ per barrel. Top energy derivatives trader Goldman Sachs is predicting the price surge to move out beyond $100bbl.

This is due to the inability of OPEC and major oil producing nations to increase production. We are approaching the limits of our oil production capabilities. Currently about 84 Million barrels per day. It is unlikely this can be increased by any significant amounts.

This situation will eventually halt economic growth throughout most of the western world.

Building more roads is an investment in an infrastructure that has no future. We need to begin developing policies aimed at decreasing our dependance on oil, certainly not increasing it as by inference your roading policy suggests — the happy go lucky days of drive in utopia and cheap oil are quickly drawing to close.

I urge you Larry to research this issue. I have released many press releases which have been published around the world on the issue and it is well researched by academics, geologists, energy and economic experts.

http://www.energybulletin.net is a good start. If you do a keyword search on PowerLess NZ you will find my research.

Please look into this; I would be interested in your thoughts/response.

----- Original Message -----

From: Larry Baldock
To: PowerLess NZ
Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2005 11:33 AM
Subject: RE: Transport Policy

Rubbish. If you believe all the doomsayers obviously we are not the party for you.

Larry Baldock

I would suggest this is not the party for New Zealand full stop. (Robert Atack)