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More tax, fewer roads, more congestion

While the Government is taking more taxes from motorists than ever, it has stripped $5 billion from regional roads that would have made a big difference to our regions, National’s...


Government dampening regional growth

Transport Minister Phil Twyford’s decision to strip funding from the Tauranga to Hamilton Expressway Extension project will put a dampener on the long-term economic growth in the Bay of Plenty...


Govt needs to reconsider its transport priorities

The Government needs to reconsider its decision to can a key strategic transport network in Auckland, the East-West Link, as congestion in the city continues to worsen, MPs for Pakuranga...


Government ignoring fears for safety

The Labour-led Government is choosing to ignore the very real fears locals have for their safety when travelling from Tauranga to Katikati by not upgrading the route to four lanes,...


Investment siphoned from Horowhenua Region

NZTA’s decision to re-evaluate the Horowhenua Expressway from Otaki to north of Levin is not only siphoning investment out of the region but is also soul-destroying for the Horowhenua community,...


North Canterbury residents don’t feel safe

The Government needs to listen to the safety concerns of North Canterbury residents following yet another crash on State Highway 1 in Woodend, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says. “The Belfast...


Government must invest in Northland highways

The Government’s cut-price plans for major Northland highways shows it’s priority is pet projects like central Auckland trams and is leaving Northland behind, MPs for Rodney, Whangarei and Northland Mark...


Future of Napier to Hastings Expressway in turmoil

The future of the proposed four-lane Napier to Hastings Expressway is in turmoil, MP for Tukituki Lawrence Yule says. “The previous National Government had committed to upgrading the Napier to...


Mill Road vital to prevent transport heart attack

Auckland will suffer a transport heart attack if improvements aren’t made to the Mill Road corridor, MPs for Papakura and Hunua Judith Collins and Andrew Bayly say. “The $1 billion...


Upgrade to choked route vital for growth

The Government’s decision to axe completely the planned four lane highway from Christchurch to Ashburton shows it isn’t prepared to support regional New Zealand, MPs for Selwyn and Ashburton Amy...