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29 July, 2014

Transmission Gully by 2020 great news

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says confirmation work will get underway this year on the 27 kilometre Transmission Gully motorway is great news for all Wellingtonians.

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29 July, 2014

Labour completely wrong on pace of recovery

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he’s saddened to see Labour MPs Clayton Cosgrove and Phil Twyford talking down the region’s recovery, when evidence directly contradicts their claims it has been slow.

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18 July, 2014

Speech to the Road Transport Forum

Today I want to speak on the government’s achievements in transport over the last three years and our future plans.

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18 July, 2014

Social recovery shows positive progress

Social recovery in Christchurch continues to show positive signs, but there is still much to be done, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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18 July, 2014

Minister welcomes re-opening of vital Northland link

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee is congratulating the NZ Transport Agency and local Northland contractors for their relentless efforts to re-establish the vital State Highway 1 transport link severed by last week’s storms.

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17 July, 2014

Another Labour U-turn on Puhoi to Wellsford – that’s a 360!

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Labour’s Northland list MP and candidate for Te Tai Tokerau, Kelvin Davis, must be alarmed at what a pernicious viper’s nest his party has become.

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16 July, 2014

Councils won’t bear burden of fixing local roads

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Northlanders can count on the Government’s financial support for repairs to the region’s storm-damaged local roading network.

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15 July, 2014

Labour’s panicked U-turn on the road from Puhoi to Wellsford

Backed into a corner and on the wrong side of public opinion, Labour is making up major policy on the hoof with its announcement it now supports the Puhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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14 July, 2014

Wrong Mr Davis, we’re backing Northland

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Labour list MP Kelvin Davis’s call today for the Government to “step up” and invest in Northland roading following this week’s damaging storms shows what a conflict-ridden shambles Labour is just 68 days out from the general election.

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12 July, 2014

Site confirmed for Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

The formal memorial for the February 2011 Earthquake will be built on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River.

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10 July, 2014

Govt agrees to Chch council plan review request

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Environment Minister Amy Adams today announced the Government has agreed to a request by the Christchurch City Council for an accelerated district plan review process.

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10 July, 2014

Labour’s announcement another fizzer

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says Labour’s announcement today boils down to a “discussion” with the Christchurch City Council and an unnecessary new layer of governance.

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9 July, 2014

Labour playing catch up again

Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee says that once again, Labour is playing catch up with the Government.

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9 July, 2014

Better access to Cambodia and the Philippines

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet approval of two new air services agreements will make it easier for New Zealanders to travel and do business in Cambodia and the Philippines.

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9 July, 2014

Construction begins on State highway 3 Vickers to City improvements

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee joined fellow dignitaries today in turning the first sod to mark the official start of construction on the State highway 3 Vickers to City improvements. The project will free up the main highway in and out of New Plymouth, providing relief from traffic congestion and a boost to the productivity of one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing regions.

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7 July, 2014

CBD gaps filling fast as Crown returns

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the notion of a donut effect in the Christchurch CBD – with new developments on the fringes but few buildings in the centre – is being rapidly dispelled.

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2 July, 2014

Act ensures hospital rebuild will keep to schedule

Special legislation designed to ensure timely recovery following the Canterbury earthquakes will be used to deliver appropriate Christchurch health facilities to meet an expected spike in demand in 2018.

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29 June, 2014

$212 million for regional State highway projects

Prime Minister John Key has this morning announced $212 million from the Future Investment Fund for a package of 14 regionally important State highway projects.

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25 June, 2014

Christchurch Temporary Accommodation Relief for Flood Victims

Canterbury residents impacted by recent flooding will now be eligible to apply for funding through the Government’s Temporary Accommodation Assistance (TAA) programme, it has been confirmed today.

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24 June, 2014

Construction begins on Bus Interchange

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the successful contractors for Christchurch’s new Bus Interchange will take control of the site today.

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19 June, 2014

Recovery Plan to streamline Lyttelton Port progress

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is using the powers of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 to allow for timelier redevelopment of the badly damaged Lyttelton Port.

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16 June, 2014

Modernising the NZ aviation system

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has today released a plan which will set the direction for the modernisation of New Zealand’s airspace and air navigation system.

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15 June, 2014

Engagement begins on draft land transport GPS

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has released for engagement the draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport, which proposes investing $38.7 billion in land transport over the next 10 years, delivering major gains for road maintenance and road safety.

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13 June, 2014

New start for Re:START Mall

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today launched an exciting new phase for Christchurch’s Re:START Mall by opening a new site for the iconic container shops.

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12 June, 2014

Performing Arts Precinct off to an exciting start

Confirmation that the Music Centre of Christchurch will soon begin construction of a new $12.5 million facility in the Performing Arts Precinct is a significant step forward, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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9 June, 2014

A lawyers’ field day at the taxpayer’s expense

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says every time Labour leader David Cunliffe opens his mouth about Christchurch he reveals how patchy his knowledge is of what’s going on in the city.

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3 June, 2014

Vodafone to anchor Innovation Precinct

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the spatial framework for the Christchurch Innovation Precinct and announced that Vodafone's new South Island headquarters will anchor the precinct.

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30 May, 2014

Minister applauds EQC health and safety accolade

Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee has congratulated EQC Health and Wellbeing Manager Alison Murphy on being awarded the NZ Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) Health and Safety Practitioner of the Year at The New Zealand Workplace Health & Safety Awards 2014.

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22 May, 2014

$2.9m for Maritime NZ from Future Investment Fund

Maritime New Zealand will receive $2.9 million of new capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to help it adopt the latest technology necessary for optimum performance, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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22 May, 2014

New Zealand’s European air links strengthened

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says the signing in Leipzig, Germany overnight of an air services agreement with Finland is another example of how the government is delivering on its commitment to the extension and liberalisation of international air services agreements.

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