Politics

Scrap over Mill Road

MP for Hunua Andrew Bayly and MP for Papakura Judith Collins, are disappointed with the coalition government’s decision to redirect road funding. The decision affects the National MPs’ plans for a four-lane Mill Road expressway. Judith Collins said, “The funding of the four-lane Mill Road expressway, that will provide an alternative motorway from Manukau and Flat Bush to Papakura and […]

Fuel hike coming for Aucklanders

The Government released its 10-year Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) last week. Safety is the top priority, followed by access, the environment and value for money. The GPS helps to direct money from petrol taxes and road user chargers from the National Land Transport Fund into things the government wants to achieve for New Zealand’s transport network. Aucklander’s […]

Council addresses housing shortages

To address the housing shortages and unaffordability in Auckland, Mayor Phil Goff, Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor Bill Cashmore, Housing Minister Phil Twyford and Minister for Building and Construction, Jenny Salesa, have committed to working with the Mayor’s Housing Taskforce. The Housing Taskforce identifies barriers and constraints to building new homes in Auckland at the speed and scale needed […]

Labour harmed due to influence of alcohol

It has been the heaviest drinking quarter since new liquor laws implemented. Evidence suggests it’s time to increase the price of alcohol. New alcohol lobby group formed to protect rights of casual drinker. Just ask Labour about the damage alcohol causes and the effect it has on peoples lives. The whole country has been in debate over the four young […]

Protecting our elite soils and food security

Pukekohe’s elite soil and the future of food supply for Auckland has been the hot topic for Auckland Council, concerned horticulturists and MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly. “In the Franklin area there are elite soils that, together with a temperate climate, mean growers can produce crops at all times of the year when many parts of New Zealand can’t. For […]

Authorities look at congestion charges

Auckland Council have been updated after phase one of the Auckland Smarter Transport Pricing Project was given to them last week. Known as the Congestion Question, the project is a joint initiative between the Government and Auckland Council to understand whether or not congestion pricing is right for Auckland, and what it might look like as a way to influence […]

Petition launched to save Mill Road corridor

MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly has launched a petition to save the Mill Road corridor project from Manukau and Flat Bush to Papakura and Drury, which is now under review by the Labour Government. Andrew believes that this project is vital to meet the needs of the increasing population and business development in the Franklin area, and the pressing need […]


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