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National will build Christchurch to Ashburton Expressway - Muller

The next National Government will drive our economy forward and create hundreds of jobs by delivering a new four-lane expressway between Christchurch and Ashburton, National Party Leader Todd Muller has announced.

Water investment must not be drip-fed - Civil Contractors NZ

The government’s latest announcement around water infrastructure investment provides welcome support for New Zealand’s ailing water networks. But to support COVID-recovery, fix systemic problems and provide employment, work should start quickly rather than being drip-fed.

Support for resilient rail connection to the West Coast - Jones and Tabuteau

A $13 million investment from Government will create jobs and improve the resilience of the rail connection between Christchurch and the West Coast,Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones and Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau say.

AAAP launches campaign to substantially lift benefits

Auckland Action Against Poverty is launching a campaign to build commitment from Members of Parliament seeking to be part of Government to increase incomes across the board to liveable levels.

Government funding signals pathway to safer drinking water - Water NZ

Water New Zealand says the Government’s $761 million investment in drinking water infrastructure will provide much-needed assistance to help ensure safe drinking water across the country.

'Todd Muller accepts Hamish Walker’s decision not to stand in 2020'

National Party Leader Todd Muller has today accepted Hamish Walker’s decision to withdraw his candidacy for the seat of Southland and not stand at the upcoming election.

LGNZ welcomes three waters funding announcement

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) welcomes the announcement of $761 million for Tranche One funding as part of the Government’s three waters reform programme, saying it provides a measure of financial assistance to councils as they consider the Government’s proposal on how drinking, waste a

KiwiRail welcomes funding for improvements on West Coast

KiwiRail welcomes today's announcement that the Government is providing $13 million for geotechnical work that will make rail and road transport more reliable in and out of Greymouth.

Supporting stranded seasonal workers to keep working, more flexible options - Galloway

Recognised Seasonal Employers and migrant seasonal workers stranded in New Zealand will be able to continue working and supporting themselves with more flexible hours and roles, says Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway.

The time-limited visa changes are:

Greymouth bridges: out with the old - Fletcher Tabuteau

Three old bridges in Greymouth will be replaced with help from a $13.4 million investment from the Government’s ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure contingency.