12 Jun 2020

Phil Goff expecting more clarity on light rail post election

From Morning Report, 8:16 am on 12 June 2020

Auckland's Mayor is resigned to further delays to his city's light rail project, which is caught up in electioneering.

As we've been reporting this morning RNZ understands New Zealand First is refusing to back it before the election.

The National Party says the Government has broken a key promise by not delivering the project.

While the official line is that negotiations are ongoing, RNZ understands New Zealand First will not back the proposal and has sent a letter to the Transport Minister Phil Twyford saying just that.

Corin Dann speaks to Auckland's Mayor Phil Goff about his reaction.