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Mayor welcomes new plan for Metro Sports Facility

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the Government’s announcement of a new plan for the Metro Sports Facility anchor project provides the city with a window of opportunity to re-examine its major sports facilities.

Minister announces new plan for Metro Sports Facility

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Megan Woods has today announced a new plan for the Metro Sports Facility anchor project, after it was revealed the long-delayed project was expected to exceed its budget by $75 million under the current approach.

Labour's new student allowance destined for failure - ASA

Responding to news of Labour's new $50 boost to student allowances and living costs, Jack Close, spokesperson for the Aotearoa Students' Alliance says:

Government delivers big boost for students

The Government has today taken a big first step towards making tertiary education and training more affordable for all New Zealanders.

Establishment of Pike agency a huge step forward - Stand With Pike

Pike River families warmly welcome the creation of the new agency for recovering the Pike River drift - Pike River Recovery Agency | Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa.

Pike River Recovery Agency established

Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little today announced the establishment of a new stand-alone government department, the Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa.

Summer communications boost essential for Wanaka - Dean

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said a boost in the Wanaka communications network over the summer was essential and she congratulated telecommunications companies for stepping up their game.

Waitaki MP disappointed Young Farmers final won't be televised

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said she was disappointed that next year’s Young Farmer of the Year final would not be screened on mainstream television.

High number of road deaths unacceptable - Genter

The news that the road toll for 2017 has now surpassed the total for 2016 is tragic news, says Associate Minister for Transport Julie Anne Genter.

"This year we’ve already seen 330 people lose their lives on New Zealand’s roads.

Govt U-turn coming on international students - Goldsmith

National Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith is welcoming the Government’s apparent U-turn on their policy to gut the international education industry by massively reducing the number of foreign students coming into New Zealand.

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