By Greg Bownless


The beauty of being asked to write an opinion piece on what I'd like to see in the Budget is that I get to communicate some issues that are of vital interest to the Tauranga City Council and its ratepayers.

The big and obvious issue for Tauranga is transport and roading, areas which
need significant investment.


Over the last year, I've been quite forthright about problems with NZTA and lack of action over both the state highways leading to our city and some of our local roads. But in talking with Government Ministers recently, progress is being