Wairarapa Times: ""We have something like 29,000 Baby Boomers coming on board a year. Every one of them, having paid taxes all their lives, fully expects to get their SuperGold card entitlements. Putting a cap on funding for transport is the National Government interfering with a privilege that senior citizens were given in recognition of having paid taxes all their lives, and the valuable contribution they have made to the community.
"We can't let them get away with it. We need people to stand up. They need to go and knock on Alastair Scott's door for a start, give him a bit of a tongue-lashing, and tell him that this is unacceptable."
The SuperGold Card scheme was an initiative of New Zealand First and was adopted during the term of a coalition government 2007.
In the 2014/15 financial year, 27,225 trips were made on the Wairarapa Rail Line by SuperGold card holders."