They certainly did pave paradise and put up a parking lot, if you consider the the CBDs of Auckland and Wellington are paradise. Or once were.
Now, having paved it, the government that believes in less tax and fewer taxes is considering including carparks in FBT calculations. So that'll be more tax revenue and more taxes, again, then. Thanks National.
If National were committed to making either Auckland better places to live and work, it would be sensible to implement policies that reduced the need for carparking in the CBDs. Instead they are stretching the boundaries of Auckland and suggesting that the ratepayers should bear the costs. Unbelievable.
Joni Mitchell - Ladies of the Canyon, 1970