Transport

KiwiRail, commercial player or public good?

Oliver Lewis
Thu, 09 Dec 2021

KiwiRail, commercial player or public good?
The Ministry of Transport and Treasury are reviewing KiwiRail's entity form (Image: Supplied).
Oliver Lewis
Thu, 09 Dec 2021
A review of KiwiRail is considering whether the state-owned enterprise model works for a business which officials say is not commercially viable and which ministers want to deliver for the public good.BusinessDesk has obtained the terms of reference of the review being carried out by Treasury and the Ministry of Transport considering the appropriate entity form for KiwiRail and New Zealand Railways Corporation (NZRC). The latter is the state-owned enterprise (SOE) which leases Crown land to KiwiRail for the rail network. The purpose of the...

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