Archive for: Bill English

Greens Last Bid For CBD Link In Budget

Greens Last Bid For CBD Link In Budget

Greens MP Gareth Hughes is staging a “walking train” march on Saturday morning as a last step in his campaign for funding for the CBD rail tunnel to...

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English Has Road Blinkers On

English Has Road Blinkers On

The Government continued its loud mantra that Auckland’s future public transport is mainly about buses. And buses need roads, and highways and a harbour bridge....

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Motorway Work Brings Jobs

Motorway Work Brings Jobs

So how many jobs have been created from all the motorway work ticked off by the Government? Finance Minister Bill English was crowing about it today at a speech...

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Tell Bill What We Want

Tell Bill What We Want

More money coming for “better transport infrastructure?” Finance minister Bill English said in a statement today: “We are considering options such...

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Softened Up for Fall?

Softened Up for Fall?

Steven Joyce already warned on October 30 Auckland has to find a $30m shortfall to run the present trains before we can think about any rail projects. He called...

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English On Cars Versus Trains

English On Cars Versus Trains

Finance minister Bill English this afternoon continued his lesson on roads versus rail saying “most rail investment cases do not stack up without a very large...

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English Dismisses Rail Plans

English Dismisses Rail Plans

Finance Minister Bill English today poured cold water on Auckland’s planned rail projects such as the CBD link, airport rail and North Shore rail. He labelled...

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English Wants ‘Smarter’ Decisions

English Wants ‘Smarter’ Decisions

Councils and the government are agreeing to work closer together to ensure what minister Bill English calls “smarter infrastructure decisions and investment.” Local...

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What Does English Mean?

What Does English Mean?

The NZ Council for Infrastructure Development conference opened today – and Infrastructure minister Bill English talked up the government’s willingness...

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Govt: Rail ‘Just Nostalgia’

Govt: Rail ‘Just Nostalgia’

Interesting insight into how the government views rail – in reported comments by finance minister Bill English this afternoon. He apparently views rail as...

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Govt: More Rail Announcements Coming This Year

Govt: More Rail Announcements Coming This Year

New Lynn's rail trench opened this week The government this afternoon gave a commitment to more investment in commuter rail. Finance Minister, Bill English,...

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Bill English: $7 Billion On Building State Highways

Bill English: $7 Billion On Building State Highways

Finance minister Bill English , in a speech in Auckland this afternoon, confirmed that the government will spend $7 billion on improving State Highways in the coming...

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