31 Jul 2023

National to focus on roading

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 31 July 2023

The National Party says, if elected, it will spend $6 billion linking Whangārei and Tauranga with a four-lane highway. That would include major projects between Whangārei and Port Marsden, from Warkworth to Wellsford, and further south from Cambridge to Piarere, and on State Highway 29 to Tauriko West.

All this without raising road taxes, with funding coming from the National Land Transport and additional government input.

The Labour Party says National's figures are woefully short.

National Party transport spokesperson Simeon Brown spoke to Guyon Espiner.