The Government announced yesterday it was ditching the planned Waterview tunnel in favour of a surface motorway. Phil Goff is outraged at the decision and says the Government has been using creative accounting to make the tunnel project look unaffordable.
The new project will probably require the demolition of almost 500 homes and will also destroy the existing green belt. Mr Goff says this move will not bode well for Melissa Lee who is trying to get elected in Mt Albert on the National ticket. Also discussed was Christine Rankin’s appointment to the Families Commission.