Road consultants paid 'eye-watering' $200m
Information released to Radio New Zealand under the Official Information Act shows $216 million has been spent on investigation and design work on the Puhoi to Wellsford highway, Auckland's western ring, the Waikato expressway, Wellington's northern corridor and Christchurch motorways.
Of this, $200 million was paid to consultants, with $92 million for work on Wellington's northern corridor.
One can easily picture the slovenly reporter, stealing the story from Radio NZ so its already second hand, then phoning Labour's Phil Twyford to offer him a free hit.
Aaaaaaaha well. That's the day's work done. Now, back to Trademe and surfing the net.
He or she didn't even have the wit to ask how much was paid to 'Taniwha' conultants.
By the way, did you notice that this vitally important investigative work is done commonly by private companies worldwide? Of course it is. You wouldn't want the accuracy of Treasury figures attached to engineering analysis, would you?