Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Auckland protest supports Wgtn Anti-Bypass protest

Auckland protest supports Anti-Bypass protest in Wellington

Auckland Monday 8th November – The Transport Action Group (TAG) today gathered outside Fulton Hogan regional headquarters in solidarity with the Wellington anti-bypass group that is protesting against the controversial Wellington Inner City Bypass.

Activists in Auckland donned day-glo vests, hard hats and carried ‘stop’ signs that read ‘Stop New Roads’. The protesters delivered leaflets and spoke to the Manager and workers of Fulton Hogan in Ellerslie demanding that they stop putting profits before people.

“It’s time that industry, the Government and roading contractors worked together to stop these quick fix solutions that offer no long-term benefits’, said TAG spokesperson Louise Sales.

“New roads are not what this country needs, it needs improved infrastructure and more investment into public transport – this is where the tax payers dollars should be going.”

The protesters in Auckland joined with activists in Christchurch to support the Wellington group's protest at Fulton Hogan’s Petone depot.

Fulton Hogan have been given the contract for the construction of the Wellington Inner City Bypass. This road bypasses Wellington’s central city by one block, but will dissect a whole community.

The Te Aro area stands to lose 25 heritage buildings while gaining increased traffic volumes and further endangerment to child safety – 3 primary schools are in close proximity to the bypass route.

The road will cost $32 Million. For this commuters can expect to save 90 seconds in peak hour traffic and gain at least 2 years of construction. The “bypass” is estimated to reach capacity in only 4 years, and then traffic delays will be back to where they started.

“When will the good of the community come before corporate greed? The Government needs to keep better tabs on where their tax-payers dollars are going.” Concluded Ms Sales.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Britain’s Pathetic Trade Deal With Australia

So much for those assurances that New Zealand would be the first cab off the rank for any post -Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom. Assuming for the moment that this was ever a good idea, the Aussies have managed to get there first... More>>


Government: America’s Cup Decision

The Minister responsible for the America’s Cup has confirmed the joint Crown-Auckland Council offer to host the next regatta has been declined by the Board of Team New Zealand... More>>


Government: To Apologize For Dawn Raids

The Government will make a formal apology for the wrongs committed during the Dawn Raids of the 1970’s.
Between 1974 and 1976, a series of rigorous immigration enforcement policies were carried out that resulted in targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families... More>>


Trade: EU And UK FTAs Top Of List For First Ministerial Trip Since COVID-19

Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor today announced details of his planned visit to the United Kingdom and European Union next week, where he will hold trade and agriculture discussions to further New Zealand’s economic recovery from COVID-19... More>>

Jewish Council: New Zealand Not Immune From Rise In Antisemitism

The representative body of New Zealand Jewry, the NZ Jewish Council (NZJC), has expressed concern about the high number of antisemitic incidents in New Zealand recorded last month. Spokesperson for the NZJC, Juliet Moses, said... More>>

NZNO: Nurses Reject DHB Offer And Confirm Strike Action

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says its 30,000 members who work in DHBs have voted overwhelmingly to reject a second offer in their current round of multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) negotiations... More>>





InfoPages News Channels