The Government is expected to announce congestion pricing in Auckland next week, NZ Herald reports, paving the way for motorists to be charged to drive on inner-city roads as soon as 2025. Officials believe charges could help tackle vehicle emissions and take 12 per cent of traffic off the city’s choked roads, easing Auckland’s $1.3b congestion problem. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, said his support was conditional on ensuring transport options were available and phasing out the city’s 10 cent regional fuel tax.

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