China Northern trumped Hillside in filling KiwiRail orders, Auditor-General says

Thu, 07 Feb 2013

Feb. 8 (BusinessDesk) – China Northern Locomotive and Rolling Stock Industry Corp easily outbid KiwiRail’s Hillside workshops in tenders to supply new rolling stock, the Auditor-General says in ruling out an investigation of the contracts. The Auditor-General reviewed documents dating back to 2005 after Labour Party and Dunedin South MP Clare Curran last August asked the body to investigate four purchases of rolling stock from China Northern because of concerns about value for money and the impact on KiwiRail’s Hillside facility. Dunedin-bas...

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