Discussion last week focussed on Len Brown apparently thowing away a valuable point of negotiation in the fight for rail funding, little has been said on the comments of PM John Key.
John Key is being disingenuous when he claims the Puhoi to Wellsford motorway “was something National campaigned on”.
National clearly did not campaign on the construction of a new $1.6bn toll road between Puhoi and Wellsford, just as it did not campaign on diverting up to $340m of public transport funding and $150m of local road funding to the Roads of National Significance.
The phrase “Roads of National Significance” was not even invented until well after the election.
The Government needs to come clean and tell people how much the toll will be for users of the new Puhoi to Wellsford motorway, and what safety upgrades are planned for the existing State Highway One.