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


Rodney Mayor Welcomes $180m Funding Announcement

Rodney Mayor Welcomes $180m Funding Announcement

Rodney Mayor John Law is praising the announcement by Transfund yesterday of the approval of $180m in funding towards the cost of ALPURT B2.

“We are indeed one step closer to getting ALPURT B2 underway,” the Mayor said.

“The Transfund Board is to be congratulated on their decision and Transit New Zealand equally recognised for their decision to get this funding approved. This is going to be one of the most eco-sensitive highway designs in the world and the tunnels will be state-of-the-art.”

“Rodney District Council will continue to work with Transit to get their final tolling approval from the Cabinet and, hopefully, we can see a construction start in 2004,” the Mayor added.

The ALPURT B2 project is a new 7.5km four-lane motorway which extends the Northern Motorway section of State Highway 1 from Silverdale to Puhoi.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>


Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>


Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>


Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election