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15 September, 2014

Next section of Western Corridor underway

Work got underway this morning on the fourth of six sections of Christchurch’s Western Corridor motorway, with the first sod turned by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee for the Johns Road section from The Groynes to Sawyers Arms Road.

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8 September, 2014

Transmission Gully finally underway

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Wellingtonians will be delighted that after nearly a century in the making, work on the long-awaited Transmission Gully road is now officially underway.

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4 September, 2014

Two major EQC repair milestones reached

Minister responsible for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) Gerry Brownlee says the fourth anniversary of the first Canterbury Earthquake has coincided with the reaching of two significant milestones by the organisation.

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2 September, 2014

Government focuses on long term quake recovery

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced a programme of change to how the government delivers its support for recovery in Christchurch and the surrounding area.

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18 August, 2014

$100 million for urban cycleways

Prime Minister John Key has today announced $100 million in new funding will be made available over the next four years to accelerate cycleways in urban centres.

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14 August, 2014

Halfway mark for horizontal infrastructure rebuild

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the rebuild programme for Christchurch’s damaged horizontal infrastructure has reached the halfway point.

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14 August, 2014

Over 5000 red zoned houses now cleared

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says more than 5000 Crown-owned properties have now been cleared from the flat land residential red zones in greater Christchurch.

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10 August, 2014

Further momentum on Northern Corridor RoNS

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed another milestone for the Wellington Northern Corridor Road of National Significance, as momentum builds towards creating a modern, safe and efficient transport lifeline north of the capital.

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7 August, 2014

Air NZ - Singapore Airlines alliance authorised

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has authorised a strategic alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines, which will see Air New Zealand fly into Singapore for the first time since 2006.

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7 August, 2014

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today joined Prime Minister John Key in announcing the selection of the preferred developers and operators for Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct.

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1 August, 2014

Christchurch City has the Government’s support

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is encouraged by the approach being taken by Christchurch City Council in addressing financial pressures delivered by its required response to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

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30 July, 2014

Bill lowering drink-drive limits passes

Legislation that will lower the adult drink-driving limits from 1 December 2014 has passed its third and final reading in Parliament today says Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee.

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30 July, 2014

First chance to help shape red zone’s future

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he expects huge participation in the public engagement process to determine the future use of the Waimakariri District’s residential red zones.

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30 July, 2014

Road use surge reflects economic recovery

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says increases in vehicle travel and vehicle registrations reflect New Zealand’s economic recovery and growing population.

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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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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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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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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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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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