Richard Harman continues to show up the younger members of the press gallery.
Months of wrangling between the Government and the Auckland Council over the city’s transport problems have now ended with what is effectively a Government takeover of the decision making process.
The move effectively dashes any hopes Auckland Mayor Len Brown had for extra Government funding for Auckland transport before the next local body election.
Finance Minister Bill English and Transport Minister Simon Bridges yesterday unveiled their proposal for a year long study into transport into Auckland.
The review will focus on easing congestion and finding solutions that are value for money.
But it will not be complete until this time next year. Read more »