COMMENT:

One of Auckland Council's most influential Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) is playing havoc with our rural roads.

In scale, Auckland Transport dwarfs all of the 67 other councils in New Zealand. Auckland Council's ability to control it is limited and there seems little accountability or incentive to work collaboratively.

The effects of that are evident in my Hunua electorate which spans from the top of Awhitu Peninsula across to Beachlands and Orere Point on the Waitemata. After three attempts, I finally got Auckland Transport's chief executive to spend a morning visiting parts of the electorate to talk about areas

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