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Northland’s new Kāeo Bridge officially open

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed the official opening of the new State Highway 10 (SH10) Kāeo Bridge, which will improve safety and traffic...

Labour’s Three Waters legislation repealed

The Coalition Government’s legislative plan to address longstanding issues with local water infrastructure and service delivery took an important step today, with the repeal...

Minister formally requests water information from Wellington and Upper Hutt councils

The Minister of Local Government Simeon Brown has written to Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau and Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy to formally request further...

‘NUTSAX’ licence plate: NZTA backs off

Auckland man Taylor Crawshaw has successfully defended his right to keep his personalised license plates, "NUTSAX," after the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) initially...

Electric vehicles to pay road user charges

The coalition Government is confirming that the exemption from road user charges (RUC) for owners of light electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids will...

Pothole plague making NZ a ‘laughing stock’

The AA has criticised State Highway 1, describing it as a poor representation of the country's road network, which is plagued with potholes and...

Bill to repeal ‘Ute Tax’ passed

The Government has passed legislation repealing the ‘Ute Tax’ and Clean Car Discount for all vehicles registered after 31 December 2023. “The National-ACT coalition agreement...

Three Waters legislation to be repealed

The Government will restore council ownership and control of water assets to give much needed clarity to the local government sector by repealing and...

Changes to speed limit rules announced

The Government is amending speed limit rules as part of its commitment to stop blanket speed limit reductions, Transport Minister Simeon Brown says. “Speed limits...

Labour’s spending on ‘consultants & contractors’ hits $1.2 billion

New figures show Labour’s spending on consultants and contractors has risen by more than a third, breaking a promise to lower costs, National’s Public...

‘Investigation needed into Mahuta links’ – Simeon Brown

The National Party Spokesperson announced the party had written to the Public Service Commissioner requesting an investigation. In a statement released today, Brown said: 'National has...

‘Labour is coming after your car and street’: Simeon Brown labels ‘Reshaping Streets’ proposal ‘outrageous’

Kiwis should reject the outrageous Government proposals revealed yesterday which will allow councils to more easily and quickly change street layouts, restrict cars and...

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