So; apparently, the opposition parties reckon that the Government is softening up Kiwirail for sale; the Herald reports:
Opposition parties say job cuts at KiwiRail are a step towards its sale, but the Prime Minister has assured New Zealanders the troubled company will not go on the block.
So we can't help but wonder; given that sales require two things - a willing vendor and a willing purchaser - who in their right mind would want to buy Kiwirail?
In the meantime, Kiwirail is costing us an arm and a leg, at a time when that money could be far better spent. Thanks a bunch Michael Cullen.