Quiet on SH1 deaths

Whangarei Report - - NEWS / OPINION -

I have fol­lowed the State High­way 1 can­cel­la­tion of the four-lane pro­ject with con­sid­er­able in­ter­est.

Fol­low­ing your pre­vi­ous ar­ti­cle re­gard­ing safety mea­sures (that were her­alded by the Min­is­ter of Trans­port as a great boost for our main thor­ough­fare to the rest of NZ), I looked up who makes th­ese less than log­i­cal de­ci­sions. Lo and be­hold, I find the min­is­ter is Phil Twyford, how­ever his as­so­ciates are Julie-ann Gen­ter and our own self-ti­tled cham­pion, Shane Jones.

How quiet they have been on the deaths and se­ri­ous “crashes” on the high­way — where is Shane’s sup­port for North­land when we need him? I am grate­ful for the ef­forts of the Ad­vo­cate and Coun­cil­lors, es­pe­cially Mr Bain, all of whom haven’t given up in pro­mot­ing what is ob­vi­ous to us all — we need to be part of the 21st cen­tury and the high­way more so.

_ T Hughes Whangārei

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