6 Sep 2019

Northland celebrates new rail line announcement

From Checkpoint, 5:23 pm on 6 September 2019

There's jubilation in Northland with the news that the government is to rebuild the railway line from Auckland to Whangārei.

The Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones made the announcement at the Helensville Railway station at a function that almost turned into a party, and ended with a train ride for the happy hordes.

RNZ Northland reporter Lois Williams and cameraman Nick Monro filed this report.