National is calling on the Government to dismiss plans for a shared walking and cycling bridge across the Waitematā harbour, and instead allocate the funds to maintaining local roads, Stuff reports. Transport Minister Michael Wood and Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter have disputed the call, noting National’s own record of transport funding. However, Stuff revealed on Thursday that councils up and down the country had received $420 million less from Waka Kotahi-NZ Transport Agency than they’d expected for the maintenance of local roads.
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