My understanding was that the Northern Link was to be started straight after the finish of the Eastern Link.
The MPs for the previous government in this area were all National MPs. One being the Minister of Transport.
The only time National did not hold Tauranga was when NZ First had it.
That's how we got the second bridge toll free.
Labour will never win Tauranga and surrounding seats, so why spend money here?
On the other hand National will never lose Tauranga and surrounding seats, so why spend money here? The seats are in the bag.
As was what