The Herald reports:
An Auckland central city stadium wouldn’t get Government funding, Prime Minister Bill English says.
A stadium is back on the cards after Auckland Mayor Phil Goff commissioned work on the feasibility of a new central city site costing up to $1 billion.
This morning English said the Government’s position remained the same – it would not put up any money towards a stadium.
“Our top priority right now is this billion-dollar housing infrastructure fund, which we’re in intense negotiations with the council about right now. That’s going to take all our attention and cash for a while,” English told The Am Show.
“It hasn’t been raised with us. It’s not a high priority. We’re not aiming to put money into it.”