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PM unimpressed at 'Party Central' change

PM unimpressed at 'Party Central' change
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - The venue for next year's World Cup "Party Central" may need to be changed after Auckland Regional Council's about-face on plans for Auckland's Queen's Wharf, Prime Minister John Key says.

$750m kick-start for KiwiRail

$750m kick-start for KiwiRail
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - The Government has committed $250 million in Thursday's budget towards strengthening KiwiRail, with another $500m to be added in the following two years, but improvements to the backbone of the operation are likely to come at the cost of some minor rail routes.

Councils need to pay for regional rail use - Minister

Councils need to pay for regional rail use - Minister
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - Councils in Auckland and Wellington need to pay more for the rail services they use, Transport Minister Steven Joyce says. People need to understand how hard it was to turn around state-owned Kiwirail, he said.

Key rules out open cast mining

Key rules out open cast mining
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - There will be no open cast mining on Great Barrier Island or in the Coromandel, Prime Minister John Key assured Parliament today when he came under sustained attack over Government proposals to open up some of the conservation estate's protected land.

Dirtier Dairying Triggers Call For Regulation

Dirtier Dairying Triggers Call For Regulation
Wellington, March 18 NZPA - An environmental lobbyist says dairying is getting dirtier and the Government should intervene and set easily-enforced standards to fight contamination of waterways and groundwater.

Key Disappointed With Terminal Decision

Key Disappointed With Terminal Decision
Wellington, Feb 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he is disappointed with the decision to delay the building of a cruise ship terminal in Auckland until after the Rugby World Cup because it would have delivered a stronger economic performance for the city.

Party Central To Go Ahead Without Auckland City Council

Party Central To Go Ahead Without Auckland City Council
Wellington, Feb 26 NZPA - The Government and the Auckland Regional Council are to press ahead with building Party Central at Queens Wharf in Auckland for next year's Rugby World Cup, Minister for the Cup Murray McCully said today.

Auckland Council Non-Committal On Funding Shortfall

Auckland Council Non-Committal On Funding Shortfall
Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - Auckland councils should underwrite a funding shortfall for the redevelopment of Eden park as the Government will not be putting in more money, Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully said today.

Auckland Council Non-Committal On Funding Shortfall

Auckland Council Non-Committal On Funding Shortfall
Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - Auckland City Council (ACC) will not respond to requests for funding to underwrite some of the cost of the Eden Park revamp until it has seen a business case, Mayor John Banks says.

Port Boss Warns Port Shareholders May Have To Be Patient

Port Boss Warns Port Shareholders May Have To Be Patient
Wellington, Feb 5 NZPA - Some shareholders in ports may well have to be patient and accept lower returns while ports adjust to a new environment, according to Ports of Auckland Ltd managing director Jens Madsen.

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