Justin's Transport Minute

Happy New Year, and for those members in the Auckland region – happy anniversary weekend!

After a well earned break the team at the NRC offices have been off to a busy start signing up new members, taking lots of support calls for existing members, and even shifting furniture round the office just to mix it up.

There was a lot of media coverage this week of my call for new Prime Minister Chris Hipkins to establish a 50-year strategic roading infrastructure plan. The idea of keeping roading out of the hands of short term politicians resonated well with radio hosts. We don’t play political football with electricity infrastructure - imagine the power cuts - so why is it ok to with our roads? That said, I think it was a positive sign that the PM’s first act was to meet with business leaders, and it was good to hear from Simon Bridges that the PM was actively listening to feedback. Check out some of NRC’s media coverage this week here:

Justin’s interview with Lisa Owen on Checkpoint Radio NZ

Justin’s interview on the Hosking show with Tim Dower (Newstalk ZB) can be found the link below, just select Tue 24/01/2023 and 0630 as the time, then fast forward to 9:25


Kerry Woodham (Newstalk ZB) supporting call for 50-year plan

John MacDonald (Newstalk ZB) on the 50-year plan

Transport Talk article

Have a great (long) weekend – and stay safe.


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