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A new temporary entertainment and performance events village to be set up in North Hagley Park will receive $650,000 from the government's Major Events Development Fund, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Acting Economic Development Minister David Carter announced today.

Mr Brownlee said the government had also backed the Christchurch City Council plan to stage a Rugby World Cup 2011 fanzone and festival events in the North Hagley Park events village and a travelling fan zone for east Christchurch.

  • Gerry Brownlee
  • David Carter
  • Economic Development
  • Earthquake Recovery

The $2 million fund launched to help earthquake-affected Christchurch exporters reassure international clients that the region is open for business has been extended.

The Christchurch Market Connections Fund, announced last month as part of the Government’s economic recovery package, is now $4 million.

“More than 180 export businesses are reinforcing their relationships with key customers thanks to the Fund. It is clearly meeting a need, with $2.8 million allocated so far,” says Acting Economic Development Minister David Carter.

  • David Carter
  • Economic Development
  • Earthquake Recovery

More than 90 Canterbury exporters will be reinforcing their relationships with key customers in the coming weeks thanks to the Christchurch Market Connections Fund, launched 10 days ago as part of the government’s economic recovery package for earthquake-affected businesses.

Over $1.3 million of the $2 million fund has already been approved to support 91 firms seeking to strengthen relationships and reassure customers that Christchurch, and New Zealand, is open for business.

  • Gerry Brownlee
  • David Carter
  • Economic Development
  • Earthquake Recovery

The government has committed $6.85 million to a carefully targeted economic recovery package to help Canterbury businesses severely affected by the two major earthquakes get back on their feet.

The package includes money for business recovery coordinators, international visits for exporters to key clients, a trust fund for those in need following the quakes, and more money for workshops and business training.

  • Gerry Brownlee
  • David Carter
  • Economic Development
  • Earthquake Recovery

The arrival of hundreds of farmers over the weekend to help in Christchurch is a huge boost to the earthquake cleanup, says Agriculture Minister David Carter.

“Federated Farmers is doing an excellent job of rallying farmers from as far away as the central North Island, Dunedin and the West Coast to pitch in and help with this mammoth task. 

“Today, 800 volunteers headed to New Brighton to shovel silt from properties and to help clear sections.  They are all using their own gear and many want to stay as long as the job takes.

  • David Carter
  • Agriculture
  • Earthquake Recovery

The Government has appointed an experienced rural emergency coordinator to oversee recovery efforts on quake-damaged farm properties in Canterbury.

  • David Carter
  • Agriculture
  • Earthquake Recovery

Agriculture Minister David Carter says he is heartened by the generosity of Canterbury farmers pitching in to help their earthquake-hit neighbours.

  • David Carter
  • Agriculture
  • Earthquake Recovery

Agriculture Minister David Carter is this morning visiting farms west of Christchurch damaged in yesterday's earthquake.

  • David Carter
  • Agriculture
  • Earthquake Recovery