12 Jun 2020

Auckland Light Rail stalls after NZ First refusal

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 12 June 2020

The Auckland light rail project looks dead in the water for now, with coalition partner New Zealand First refusing to back it before the election.

The promise to build light rail from downtown Auckland to the airport was made by Jacinda Ardern in her first policy announcement as Labour leader ahead of the 2017 general election.

But three years on, RNZ has been told New Zealand First plans to stop the multi-billion dollar project dead in its tracks.

RNZ political reporter Katie Scotcher speaks to Kim Hill.