Roading push by local Mayors

Seven mayors and a regional council chairman have created a lobbying force to convince the New Zealand Transport Agency to commit to big roading projects in the wider Manawatū. …

“A push for the full highway is still there … but we need a bypass on either side of Levin.”

That bypass, combined with tidying up known roading black spots near Ōhau, Manakau and bridges over railway lines was the minimum amount of work acceptable, he said.

“We’re all working together to keep Ōtaki to north of Levin right up the top of the pile.”

The re-evaluation of the road is expected to be done by the end of September.

Source: Mayors team up to lobby transport agency about Ōtaki-to-Levin highway | Stuff.co.nz

Horizons will help fund Capital Connection train

There wasn’t much in the Horizons Regional Council Draft Long-term Plan of immediate relevance to Waikawa Beach, but this commitment to help funding the train service is good news:

Council has … committed to funding in Year 1 of up to $110,000 from a mix of rates and reserves for the Capital Connection and commit to Years 2 and 3 to be reviewed annually; …

Via: Horizons adopts Long-term Plan.