Auckland Council has voted in favour regional fuel tax to fund transport infrastructure in the city. The council voted 15-2 in favour of an 11.5 cent increase in fuel excise for the Auckland region.
In this morning's email we watch as Jacinda Ardern and her transport ministers begin to thread their way through a political minefield.
In today's email we look at what is on the table in the ongoing coalition negotiations.
I attended Steven Joyce's first major speech as Finance Minister in Auckland yesterday, and his focus was very much on Auckland (as so much of the political economy is these days.)