New Zealand's most expensive white elephants, the former RNZAF Skyhawks are back in the news again. Heather Roy from Act has released photos of the "17 aging aircraft" wrapped in latex at Woodbourne Air Base. Exposed to the weather, there are now water bubbles under the first protective layer. And One News showed footage last night as well.
According to the government, there are now two buyers in the running to relieve the government of this burden. Keeping Stock hopes this happens soon, as storing the Skyhawks is costing the taxpayer $12m per year - just think how many hip and knee replacements that would be, or how many teachers of nurses could be employed with that dosh!
However, Keeping Stock doubts that a sale is imminent, short of it being a fire-sale, and as WhaleOil records, similar noises about sales were made immediately prior to the 2005 election.