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


Highway Robbery Incorporated Formed

Highway Robbery Incorporated

An anti –toll pressure group is offering cash for a good reason to toll Auckland’s Western Ring Route.

Highway Robbery Inc is an organisation fighting road tolls as a means to fund roading infrastructure in New Zealand.

The organisation is offering hard cash at today’s Auckland City Council Transport & Urban Linkages Committee meeting to the first Councillor who has a good reason for why we should pay tolls - in addition to the targeted petrol and road taxes Aucklanders already pay - to fund roading infrastructure.

“We offer one thousand dollars to the councillor who comes up with the first good argument for tolls, ” spokesman Dr Hans Grueber says.

“Councillors who support toll are paving the way for the privatisation of our roads. They should go on record and say that.”

Dr Grueber says Transit’s campaign to get Auckland’s Western Ring Route tolled is dishonest.

“People are not told the facts, they are hidden and obscured by an official misinformation campaign.

“The alternative between toll and the timely completion of a major roading project or no toll and a delay of up to 15 years is a Clayton’s choice and amounts to nothing less than blackmail.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news