2 Aug 2023

National Party defends $24 billion roading plan

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 2 August 2023

The National Party has been busy defending its plan to reintroduce roads of national significance, a $24 billion plan the Government says faces a $10 billion hole.

National Party leader Christopher Luxon says private equity will fill that supposed gap.

But there's another gaping hole in National's transport announcement - how it plans to reduce transport emissions.

Waka Kotahi is tasked with reducing transport emissions by 41 percent by 2035 - the period in which National plans to build, build, build.

Christopher Luxon spoke to Guyon Espiner.