11 Nov 2011

Mayor going to China

8:27 am on 11 November 2011

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has set off to China on a trip that could open new possibilities for major tunnelling projects.

He will inspect the Shanghai tunnel project which employed new technology, that could be used build a large combined road and rail tunnel under Auckland harbour.

Mr Brown says it could also be relevant to a proposed downtown rail tunnel.

The tour is being paid for by the NZ Transport Agency.