The legislation enabling a fuel tax in Auckland to help finance transport infrastructure improvements may go further – as far as right around the country. But Transport Minister Phil Twyford says that that can’t happen during the current term of government.
As you arrive at the international airport in the city of Wellington, New Zealand, visitors are greeted with a 14-foot-long animatronic dragon’s head, Smaug, from The Hobbit trilogy. It’s no secret that the global movie industry has provided significant economic growth in this compact city, but in turn, this has had the unintended consequences of creating a thriving tech and media cluster writes Adam Bennett Trade Commissioner for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, West Coast, USA.
In light of the accidental coffee shop meetings and subsequent events playing out in the media over recent days it is timely to recall this clip from the MSCReporters' desk originally run January 28, 2018.