Sign this petition to support the completion of the Takitimu North Link stages one and two to Ōmokoroa .

Sign to send Labour and NZTA a message!

Labour and NZTA are taking too long to urgently upgrade and complete the Takitimu North link stages one and two to Ōmokoroa and ensure all four lanes are available to all vehicles. 

Stage one of the project was approved and funded under the previous National Government, before it was cancelled by Labour. Strong pressure from local National MPs led the Government to reinstate plans to complete the project, including stage two to Ōmokoroa . After the 2020 election, Labour scaled back the project to only stage one and delayed stage two for at least a decade.

State Highway 2 roadworks, including cycleway works at the bridge, have resulted in hundreds more people taking local roads to cut ahead of heavy congestion on the highway between Tauranga and Ōmokoroa. The congestion has added more than an hour to some travel times in recent weeks, making people late for work and children late for school.

These delays are unacceptable. 

Please sign our petition to tell Labour to invest in real improvements to our roads to save lives.

As your local candidate, I'll keep fighting and be a strong voice on the issues that matter to the Bay of Plenty. 

Tom Rutherford

National's candidate for Bay of Plenty

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Will you sign?