Govt to invest $5 mln in Northland wharves through regional fund

Sophie Boot
Fri, 16 Mar 2018

By Sophie Boot March 16 (BusinessDesk) - The government will invest up to $5 million in wharf upgrades in Northland through the provincial growth fund, regional economic development minister Shane Jones said. Earlier today, Jones announced the fund would spend $1.7 million on an upgrade to the Bay of Islands Airport, owned by the Far North District Council through its commercial arm Far North Holdings. It will also work with Far North Holdings on the wharf upgrades in Paihia, Russell and Opua, he said.  "Tourism is an important and dev...

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