Following Uncensored’s suspicions about the cause of the damage to the Marsden Point pipeline damage, the MSM is finally following the money!
The case is growing that it was a digger driver who was trying to pull something out of a swamp that ruptured a pipeline and caused Auckland airport’s fuel shortage.
Refining New Zealand says that is obvious from pictures they’ve released to Newshub.
Torn white insulation tape exposes the damage underneath – and a deep indent reveals the inside of the fuel pipeline on Ruakaka farmland. In another picture, an indent from a bucket tooth and a gouge where it’s scraped not once, but many times, is clearly visible.
“You cannot help but draw the conclusion that while the person using that digger thought that he was pulling something out of the swamp,” Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) chief executive Carolyn Tremain says.
Just days ago Energy Minister Judith Collins said no swamp kauri has been dug on the site since 2011 – while locals say big trees were being pulled up a couple of years ago.
One thing’s for certain: the digger struck a raw nerve in the safety of the country’s fuel supply.
MBIE revealed on Friday that a report into that very issue has been drafted this year – but it hasn’t been fast-tracked in light of the recent fuel crisis, or passed on to ministers.
In the meantime, a chemical tank at Wynyard Wharf is being converted to hold jet fuel arriving by ship from Marsden Point tomorrow night, and the two trucks running roadway supplies will be boosted up to eight over the weekend.
“On the basis of the pipe fix completing on time – airlines do expect to be able to meet their school holiday schedules with minimal disruption,” Board of Airline Representatives’ executive director Justin Tighe-Umbers says.
That fix is now expected by Tuesday morning at the latest.
..And the MSM is also focussing on the ethics of Swamp Kauri exports to China (By Judith Collins’s husband no less!):
The Court of Appeal has reserved its ruling on whether a government ministry was being too lax to allow the export of rough-sawn swamp kauri.
In the High Court last year, the Northland Environmental Protection Society lost its claim that the Ministry of Primary Industries allowed the Forests Act to be breached by allowing the export of swamp kauri stumps in an almost raw state.
The society challenged the High Court decision in the Court of Appeal which heard argument from both parties last week before reserving its decision.
It had argued in the High Court that the stumps were being passed off as artworks and furniture, in breach of the Protected Objects Act and the Forest Act.
SEE Uncensored News Network’s Original article on this subject: