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Motorway Decision Today, And It Won't Help National

Motorway Decision Today, And It Won't Help National
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - The chosen route for a motorway through Mt Albert in Auckland will be announced this afternoon, ending the uncertainty that has been hanging over the June 13 by-election in former prime minister Helen Clark's electorate.

Expensive Waterview Tunnel Ruled Out, More Houses To Go

Expensive Waterview Tunnel Ruled Out, More Houses To Go
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - The Government today faced accusations of choosing a cheap, second-best option after it canned the plan for a motorway tunnel through Mt Albert to complete Auckland's Western Ring Route.

Expensive Waterview Tunnel Ruled Out, More Houses To Go

(Pix available from nzpaimages.co.nz) Wellington, May 12 NZPA - The Government has canned the idea of a motorway tunnel through the Mt Albert area saving around $1.5 billion, but probably costing it more votes in the upcoming by-election due to more houses being demolished.

Decisions Being Made On Waterview Connection

Decisions Being Made On Waterview Connection
Wellington May 12 NZPA - Around 240 households in the Mt Albert area will find out today their houses are to be demolished to make way for Waterview Connection that will complete Auckland's Western Ring Route, Transport Minister Steven Joyce says.

Questions Raised Over Cost To Households Of Fast Broadband

Questions Raised Over Cost To Households Of Fast Broadband
Wellington, May 6 NZPA - The potential cost to households of connecting to the Government's ultra-fast broadband came under scrutiny in Parliament today.

Govt Turns Down Key Road User Charges Review Recommendation

Govt Turns Down Key Road User Charges Review Recommendation
Wellington, May 6 NZPA - The Government is unlikely to implement a key recommendation from a review of road user charges that would replace the current licensing fee with a road network access charge, Transport Minister Steven Joyce said today.

Vehicle Marking Plan Scrapped

Vehicle Marking Plan Scrapped
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - The Government has scrapped a proposed compulsory car marking scheme, saying the costs to motorists far outweigh the potential benefits.

Govt Wants To Ensure Taxis Meet Safety Obligations

Govt Wants To Ensure Taxis Meet Safety Obligations
Wellington, May 1 NZPA - The Government is taking steps to ensure taxi companies meet legal obligations on driver and passenger safety, Transport Minister Steven Joyce said today.

Govt Can't Stop Costly Move, Minister Says

Govt Can't Stop Costly Move, Minister Says
Wellington, April 30 NZPA - The Government isn't happy about the $8.5 million it will cost to move the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) from Petone to downtown Wellington, but it doesn't seem to be able to do anything about it.

Govt Confident Of Reaching Broadband Goal

Govt Confident Of Reaching Broadband Goal
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - The Government says it expects to be able to meet its goal of connecting homes to ultra-fast broadband, despite Labour producing a report which says it would cost much more than original estimates.

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