New Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford tells Bernard Hickey the Government has big plans to change the way Auckland's multi-billion dollar light rail projects will be paid for -- by motorists and property developers.
National plans to splash another $10.5 billion on new regional motorways. But do they make economic sense and should that money be spent on rail instead? Meriana Johnsen reports.
With 33 days to go until the election, United Future leader and Ohariu MP Peter Dunne has pulled his nomination, clearing the way for National to win the electorate after Dunne realised he was likely to lose to Labour's Greg O'Connor.
In today's email we detail the weekend's political announcements centred around Auckland's transport woes.
Water dominates today's email: we look at the probable fate of the Ruataniwha Dam scheme and dig into the water levies debate.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent on the morning of April 23, including the latest on Shane Jones' shock departure, the surge in net migration that is already an economic and political issue, some useful long weekend reads (particularly on the Piketty book) and the usual quotes and numbers of the day.