A report out today says in the South East it will take more than 20 years to clear the back log of pothole repairs - longer than any other part of the country.
Tonight there are calls for the government to step in and fund road resurfacing - instead of authorities paying for quick fix solutions. Charlotte Wilkins has our report.
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The Christchurch MP told ITV Meridian he's been shocked at what he regards as misguided reaction.