The government plays a crucial role in helping in helping Kiwis get from A to B. It builds roads, helps to pay for public transport and takes freight across the country through KiwiRail, the state-owned rail operator. But opinions differ on priorities. Should roads remain king, or do congestion, climate and new technologies mean we need to rethink how we travel?
Freight and Regional Transport
NZ’s state highways are the arteries linking the regions and the cities. Some say the number of trucks is making it unsafe for other travellers. One alternative backed by some parties is an upgrade of regional rail services.