It was unlikely there would be cuts in front-line spending (fewer doctors, teachers and so on) to pay for that.
But he said National could pay for more capital spending through public- private partnerships where private money, not public, built infrastructure such as roads that would be tolled.
Plus National has also announced before the budget that it has not signed up to around $2 billion (over four years) of Labour’s spending plans.
The Hive has some suggestions for other areas. They also say they would like to see the trains but who on Earth would be stupid enough to pay $1.5 billion for them?