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Poll:NZ divided over Government investment in Auckland

Thursday 11 September 2014

Media Release – For Immediate Release

New Zealand divided over Government investment in Auckland

In the latest stuff.co.nz / Ipsos political poll we asked if Auckland's voting power meant it cornered more than its fair share of Government funding. Unsurprisingly, just 7.3% of Aucklanders believe the Government ploughs too much money into our biggest city, compared with 38.7% who think it is not enough investment into the growing city.

Only 8.4% of the rest of New Zealand agree it's not enough, while 33.5% believe the level of Government investment into Auckland is too much.

For full results visit: http://www.stuff.co.nz/interactives/polling/

Aucklanders see the key projects in the city as being the city rail link and Waitemata crossing.

The stuff.co.nz / Ipsos political poll shows that Aucklanders would increase their use of public transport if it was more reliable, more frequent, cheaper fares and with more routes.

That public transport is needed to link the city with the suburbs. More than 50% of Aucklanders believe building new suburbs is the way to grow Auckland rather than increasing density through building inner city high rises.

Stuff.co.nz works with market research partner Ipsos to canvas around New Zealanders about their voting intentions and how they feel about the key issues facing the country.

This gives a representative view of voting sentiment with results released onstuff.co.nz and across Fairfax newspapers around the country. The stuff.co.nz / Ipsos political poll is established as one of the country’s most respected barometers of political sentiment.

This stuff.co.nz / Ipsos poll was conducted by telephone and run over two waves, between 23 August and 27 August, and 30 August and 3 September. The Auckland sample was n=651 and rest of New Zealand was n=1,360.

Stuff is New Zealand's award-winning news and entertainment website, bringing together the vast resources of Fairfax New Zealand Ltd with several hundred journalists and photographers around the country to provide a single online 'publication'. Visit stuff.co.nz for more information.


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