Todd Muller addresses budget frustrations

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller. File photo.

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller delivered a scathing speech to the Government last week during a budget speech in Parliament.

Prompted by the Government’s lack of accountability to the rapid growing Bay of Plenty electorate, Todd says this government just hasn’t delivered, and the glaringly lack of infrastructure in a growing city is crippling.

“There was an infrastructure deficient when we took over that was eye-watering: $500 million for Tauranga Eastern Link, $100 million of infrastructure in Maungatapu and the front back end the Kaimais, a commitment for $500 million that had already gone to tender on the Northern Link, and the Government stepped in and cancelled it“, Todd says in the speech on the Budget debate last Wednesday, 12 June.

Todd asked where is the 24 hour Accident & Emergency healthcare for Papamoa?

“Where is the previously budgeted for road that connects Omokoroa and Tauranga? Where are the schools?

“There just has been no investment.”

Todd says the fastest growing city has missed out. He finished off the speech declaring this Government has failed.

“It is a botched budget. It is woeful.

“Simon and I are coming.

“We are going to make sure that that city actually gets some investment, not sort of waved at saying, "Well, that's actually a city that we are just going to ignore."

“The quiet New Zealanders are coming.”

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To be fair,

Posted on 19-06-2019 09:12 | By nerak

and whilst I don’t agree with Todd and am disappointed he follows his leader with point scoring, he was elected to Parliament at the 2014 general election, so we can’t lay the ’9 years’ on him, but on the National party.


Posted on 19-06-2019 08:48 | By Merlin

More like Simon going more like.


Posted on 19-06-2019 05:51 | By surfsup

Yet again petty point scoring from a minister who had 9 years to address the very issues he raises now. Presumably these problems have not just raised their ugly heads, in which case the question should be why did you and Simon not tackle the problem while in Government.


Posted on 18-06-2019 19:02 | By Merlin

You had your chance do do something about infrastructure in your nine years and we got two toll roads and not much around Omokoroa and you did not actually get it done.Building motorways by roads of national significance was not doing much for infrastructure.Easy to bleat now.Is Northland still waiting for their bridges?

9 years

Posted on 18-06-2019 17:55 | By Jem762

You had 9 years sunshine. Nice try.

vote labour then!

Posted on 18-06-2019 16:36 | By jed

Labour are hardly going to waste money on a national party stronghold.