Prime Minister, John Key, delivered his first speech of 2016 today. The ‘State of the Nation’ speech took place at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.
The speech focused on transport, especially in Auckland. Key said $4.2 billion would be invested in transport in and around Auckland over the next three years. Much of that money going towards the Auckland City Rail Link.
John Key said the top of the Governments agenda is continuing to build a strong economy.
He defended the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, saying it would help diversify the economy and improve access to 800 million customers in 11 countries.
Key also said the Government this year would review Child Youth and family and the social housing reform. Also, there would be a strong focus in law and order as well as to reassess the Emissions Trading Scheme.