Truckies seek govt support for Northland road closure

Truckies seek govt support for Northland road closure
Cyclone Gabrielle caused huge damage in Northland hill country in February. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Trucking operators are seeking government funding support to offset what they say will be crippling extra costs for Northland businesses if the Brynderwyn Hills part of State Highway One closes for two months.The national roading agency, Waka Kotahi, is close to signing off a plan to close the road, long a weak link in the transport connection between Auckland and Northland, for repairs made necessary by cyclone damage this year.The head of the National Road Carriers Forum, Justin Tighe-Umbers, told BusinessDesk there were limited options for k...

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