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“Don’t ask why, ask why not” John F. Kennedy

On the news that the Government has extended $600 million extra in credit to keep Air New Zealand in the air.
(taking it to a maximum of $1.5 billion.The interest rate on the loan has also been lowered.)

Talk about a missed opportunity.

Can we really afford such short term BAU thinking?.

If we are ever to tackle climate change, converting airliners to greener fuels will be extremely problematic, (less so for surface vessels). So much so, that I doubt it will ever happen, or wind up being so horribly expensive and impractical that we will be burdening future generations of New Zealalanders with a stranded asset.

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