More roads could be on the way for Northland, as National pours extra resources into the by-election.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges is expected to reveal more on plans for the Puhoi to Wellsford motorway today.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters believes he has forced National’s hand, but Mr Bridges says the plans were already in motion.
“I think this one of the beautiful old Winston tricks is that you’ve been neglecting that, you haven’t had this, you haven’t had that ‚Äď well actually if you look at the figures, we’ve spent $750 million there in Northland since 2008,” says Mr Bridges.
You have to love Winston. ¬†He’s setting the agenda every day, and the Government is constantly on the back foot refuting the old fox’s statements.
I truly doubt that Northland votes are going to be pivotal on the amount of money National will commit over and above the plans already in place for roads. ¬† Read more »