Friday, April 27, 2018


Someones going to have to explain to regional New Zealand just why our petrol is going to be taxed an additional 10c/ltr (not mentioned in Labour's election manifesto) to help fund their Auckland Transport Plan along with the dumping of the next generation of improvements to the RoNS programme announced by National 12 months ago.

For those of us up here in Northland that leaves SH1 (our economic highway) unfinished and terminating at Wellsford.   Forget about the Wellsford to Whangarei upgrade ... ain't going to happen under this government.

Still, with the now Minister for Regional Economic Development on record as saying the Puhoi to Wellsford upgrade currently underway was a waste of money I guess it was pretty much signaled.

Minister for Regional Economic Development ... what a sick joke.   He's going to have a hard job defending that decision when he carpetbags his way back up north from Whangarei (where he was soundly rejected by the voters in that electorate) to contest Northland in 30 months time.

Updated 2.10 pm ... I see the decision has been slammed by Kaipara Mayor Jason Smith speaking on behalf of the regions other Mayors and the Chair of the Northland Regional Council.   I have no doubt that the super sensitive and bullying Shane Jones will seek 'utu' in some way, shape or form.


Shelldrake said...

Is the new government inspired Pen Link really just the previous governments East - West link with a few corners knocked off and berated by Labour in Opposition? The major will inevitably be an increased cost

Shelldrake said...

Please insert "change" after "major " in my earlier post,

Paulus said...

Remember a Levy is not a Tax !