Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Expect action on Eastern Corridor

Media release

May 12th, 2004

Expect action on Eastern Corridor

The co-chairmen of the Auckland Business Forum, Michael Barnett and Alasdair Thompson, applauded today's announcement of the preferred route for the Eastern Corridor with the comment that commuters and businesses are expecting action on the corridor's actual construction.

"The process for identifying the precise route of the corridor has been thorough and logical, and it's now time for action," they said in joint statement.

"It's gratifying to see the cost of the project come back to $2.5 billion, not the $3-4 billion figure of earlier estimates.

"The route and the transport modes selected are technically feasible and sensible, and we agree with the confidence of Mayors Banks and Curtis that they can be funded.

"Removing the risk of buses competing with rail on part of the route is eminently sensible.

"Making use of the existing route across Hobson Bay rather than tunnelling under Parnell is both practical and could enhance the aesthetics of the existing rail causeway, ultimately in a park-like setting.

"Auckland's businesses and commuters eagerly await the day construction starts."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news