The Jacinda government’s budget in May shockingly omitted this. Instead it has decided to waste $327 million on a pointless merger of TVNZ and Radio NZ.

It’s a big issue for Waikanae people as at present people drive from Otaki and some from further north to catch the trains — and use up parking in the town centre. Ask all new candidates what they will do — and existing councilors seeking reelection what they have done.