Road rage on council

Waipā District Council is considering transport strategy options for Waipā and hotspots like Alexandra Street.

Roger Gordon

Councillors have ripped into the integrity of Waipā District’s long-term transport plan in a week when Taupō MP Louise Upston said finding a site for a third bridge was a matter of urgency.

At a workshop yesterday (Wednesday) councillor Roger Gordon called for the withdrawal of the draft transportation strategy because of “major critical errors.”

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