As part of our Election 2017 coverage The Big Issues aims to explain where the major political parties stand on those issues most important to New Zealanders.

In this second episode, Herald transport reporter Bernard Orsman walks us through National and Labour's policies on education.

National has returned to a familiar theme of roads, with a $10 billion package to build 10 major highways throughout the country.

Labour and the Greens have latched onto modern trams in Auckland and long-distance trains between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga costing billions of dollars.

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Check out the video above for more details.