the govt has announced a new 5 cent tax on petrol; this to fund roads.
and this funding will be spread evenly amongst the regions on a population based allocation.
now, excuse me, but the last time i was in the south island the roads were like well maintained billiard tables.
it’s the north island that has the cart tracks, that are killing people.
and auckland especially is pouring millions of dollars down the gurgler because of the knackered road system.
this is where the money should go.
but fear of an anti-jafa backlash means the govt will meekly hand over an extra 200 million dollars each year to canterbury to spend brushing their billiard tables, instead of spending the money where it is most needed.
this is so short sighted.