Media releases about infrastructure.

11 March 2016

Waikato Expressway begins last big push

Motorists can look forward to better travel times and improved safety, with the final project of the Waikato Expressway now under way.   Transport Minister Simon Bridges today turned the first sod on... Read more

30 July 2015

AA celebrates Tauranga Eastern Link highway opening

The opening of the Tauranga Eastern Link is a huge milestone to celebrate for the Bay of Plenty region, says the Automobile Association. The previous stretch of State Highway 2 from Mount Maunganui to... Read more

1 July 2015

AA gives national transport plan 'nine out of ten'

The AA believes New Zealand’s transport network is in good shape for the next three years, following yesterday’s release of the 2015-18 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP). The NLTP increases fun... Read more

28 May 2015

AA welcomes progress on Puhoi-Warkworth highway

The AA has welcomed today’s decision by the Government to allow the Puhoi-Warkworth Road of National Significance (RoNS) to be delivered through a public-private partnership (PPP). The new stretch of ... Read more

1 May 2015

Auckland Council getting ahead of itself with targeted transport rate – AA

Auckland Council needs to come up with a better plan to solve Auckland’s transport problems before asking residents to pay more, the Automobile Association (AA) says. Auckland Council today proposed a... Read more

16 March 2015

Time for Plan C in Auckland transport funding debate – AA, NZCID

The Automobile Association (AA) and the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) believe that neither of the Auckland Council’s Long-Term Plan budget options is up to scratch, and ar... Read more

10 March 2015

AA welcomes progress on Waikato Expressway

The AA welcomes today’s announcement that work on the final three sections of the Waikato Expressway will begin this year. Funding has been approved for the Hamilton and Longswamp sections of the Expr... Read more

29 September 2014

AA applauds Waterview progress

The AA congratulates the NZ Transport Agency on reaching the halfway point in construction of the Waterview Connection, a pair of 2.4km tunnels that will complete Auckland’s Western Ring Route. Alice,... Read more

29 July 2014

AA delighted at next step for Transmission Gully

Transmission Gully will create a second, safer and faster route between Wellington and the rest of the North Island, says the AA. It was announced today that construction of the long-awaited highway w... Read more

1 April 2014

Rail electrification a big step forward for Auckland’s network – AA

The switching-on of overhead lines into the Britomart Transport Centre today by Prime Minister John Key is an important step forward for the development of Auckland’s transport network, says the AA. “... Read more

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