Archive for: Steven Joyce

Keeping it In The Family

Keeping it In The Family

The appointment of Gerry Brownlee as the new transport minister is a National stroke of genius. It sets in chain a bid to covert the next trophy in the cabinet:...

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Brownlee Becomes Transport Minister

Brownlee Becomes Transport Minister

Gerry Brownlee is the surprise choice of transport minister taking over from Steven Joyce. Joyce, successful campaign manager for the last election, gets his reward...

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The Next Transport Minister?

The Next Transport Minister?

Steven Joyce’s well justified reward for creating yet another stunning victory for National will be a new Cabinet post – and he wants something to do...

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How Auckland Will Pay For It

How Auckland Will Pay For It

The grand draft Auckland Plan  envisages new infrastructure such as a CBD Rail Link and harbour tunnel as  essential – but once again comes the thorny issue...

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Steven Moans About Transport Blogs

Steven Moans About Transport Blogs

Transport Minister Steven Joyce had a go at “left-wing transport blogs” this afternoon in parliament when being questioned over why he did not go along...

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Steven: Thanks Len

Steven: Thanks Len

The Transport Minister today thanked Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Auckland Council for what he called  their constructive engagement on  the issue of funding for...

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Lightweight vs Heavyweight Contest

Lightweight vs Heavyweight Contest

Labour’s supposed transport spokesman Shane Jones has finally got around to asking the transport minister a question in Parliament. But he pretty much got...

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Infrastructure Plan Ignores Peak Oil

Infrastructure Plan Ignores Peak Oil

The Government has released its second infrastructure plan covering the next 20 years. It talks of $6.5 billion on roads and $1.5 billion on rail services. It’s...

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Men In Black

Men In Black

Transport Minister, Steven Joyce, fresh from saying the CBD Rail Link case was over-cooked by Auckland’s authorities so they can’t get government funding...

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Joyce Still Dismissive Of CBD Link

Joyce Still Dismissive Of CBD Link

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has again poured cold water on plans for the CBD rail tunnel and even more so for North Shore rail. Speaking only weeks out from...

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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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Jacinda vs Nikki

Jacinda vs Nikki

Labour’s Auckland Central candidate (unless Judith Tizard, MP has different ideas), Jacinda Ardern wants the CBD rail loop and thinks dumping the Puhoi Holiday...

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Memo Steven, Got A Mo?

Memo Steven, Got A Mo?

Hi Steven I know you are busy today in a session with Bill locking down Puhoi & Transmission Gully for the May 20 Budget and crossing off all of Len’s...

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Auckland Must Fight Loopy Decision

Auckland Must Fight Loopy Decision

Auckland authorities and the public that believes in the CBD rail link must loudly continue the battle for it. Today’s official rejection of the case was sadly...

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Auckland Unleashed Or Tied Up?

Auckland Unleashed Or Tied Up?

The prime minister came away from today’s Auckland summit talking up the Puhoi to Wellsford highway, re-affirming the Government is totally committed to it...

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Wellington’s State Of Play

Wellington’s State Of Play

With north Wellington’s Waikanae open at the weekend and Matangi trains running soon, Wellington’s long winters of discontent will be coming to an end...

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Joyce: Puhoi Will Happen Subject To…

Joyce: Puhoi Will Happen Subject To…

The Puhoi highway will proceed, “provided it stacks up on the standard business case analysis,” the Transport Minister Steven Joyce told parliament this...

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Minister Puts Down Auck Rail (Again)

Minister Puts Down Auck Rail (Again)

Sorry, but this is getting tiresome. Transport minister Steven Joyce told parliament this afternoon the Puhoi Holiday Highway  “carries more traffic and more...

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Council Told Find $12.3m For Rail

Council Told Find $12.3m For Rail

Auckland Council was this afternoon asked to find an additional $12.3m for 2011/12 because of the unanticipated costs for Auckland’s rail services, triggered...

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Puhoi Cost Ratio Officially 0.8

Puhoi Cost Ratio Officially 0.8

The Puhoi motorway delivers a ratio of only 0.80 (80 cents on every dollar). On conventional analysis the CBD rail loop delivers a cost/benefit ratio of 1.1 (for...

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Joyce Rejects Puhoi Alternative

Joyce Rejects Puhoi Alternative

Transport minister Steven Joyce says the Puhoi highway has a benefit-cost ratio of “greater than one, with wider economic benefits accordingly.” Quizzed...

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Joyce: Yes To CBD Loop

Joyce: Yes To CBD Loop

Transport Minister Steven Joyce today confirmed that the CBD loop and a third Auckland harbour crossing will be the next big transport projects for Auckland –...

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Brown Denies Backing Down

Brown Denies Backing Down

Auckland’s new Mayor hasn’t “rolled over” on the issue of wanting the government to help approve big rail projects for Auckland. The Herald...

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Joyce Gets Another Question

Joyce Gets Another Question

Transport minister Steven Joyce faced more questioning in parliament this afternoon about the benefits of Auckland rail. Yesterday it was Greens co-leader Russel...

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Joyce: My Priorities Now

Joyce: My Priorities Now

Greens’ co-leader Russel Norman asked transport minister Steven Joyce in parliament this afternoon the question we all want to know. What impact, if any, will...

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