Centreport Welcomes Transmission Gully Progress
Centreport Welcomes Transmission Gully
Thursday 22nd November 2012 08:29
CentrePort Chief Executive Blair O’Keeffe said the
company was pleased with the Government’s decision to
approve financing arrangements for Transmission Gully.
The Government has approved a Public-Private Partnership
(PPP) model to finance and build the Road of National
“It’s important that the Government
finds a way to fund this vital project and we are pleased
that NZTA will be able to start construction in 2014,” Mr
About 730,000 heavy vehicles move across
the State Highway network at the edge of Wellington city
each year – many of them connecting to the Port.
all our submissions on Transmission Gully we have
highlighted the new road as an important part of a package
of solutions which includes the Grenada to Seaview
interchange and the cross valley link.
“We are pleased
the Government is continuing to make positive progress
towards the funding and construction of Transmission
Gully,” Mr O’Keeffe
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On First Time Voting (Centre Right)
For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.
One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:
As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.
But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>