How about NO?

NZ Herald

Cameron Brewer seems to have lost his conservative credentials, he seems all in favour of Len Brown loopy Rail loop:

Councillor Cameron Brewer, who chairs the forum, said yesterday that there could be some variation in the toll according to time of day and location but an average of $2 would raise about $700 million a year.

“That would go a long way to servicing and making inroads into the $11.7 billion funding shortfall,” he told the Herald.

But Mr Brewer said motorists should realise that 57 per cent of transport funding proposed by the 30-year Auckland Plan was for roading projects, leaving 40 per cent for public transport proposals such as the inner-city rail tunnel and 3 per cent for walking and cycling.

“If you don’t pay it through tolls, then you’re going to have to pay it through your taxes or rates,” he said.

Wrong Cameron…Just ditch the 40 per cent funding for the rail loop and chuck that on the other 57% and you have 97% for roading projects without any need for new road tax (which is what tolls are) or increased rates. There I fixed that for you.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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