25 Oct 2017

'Waka-jumping' legislation in NZ First deal

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 25 October 2017

Winston Peters' pledge to shift Auckland's port to Northland appears to be on the back-burner with the coalition agreement saying only the new government will look at the feasibility of moving the port somewhere. New Zealand First wanted the car import trade moved north within two years, and the rest of the council-owned port re-located within a decade. The Greens do appear to have made solid policy gains centred on Auckland - there's an agreement to build a light rail line from the city centre to the airport, and the East-West highway across southern Auckland will be put on hold. RNZ Auckland correspondent Todd Niall joins us with the details.