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Dusty work: inner city businesses 'forgotten', abandoned

Brent Melville
Wed, 05 Jan 2022

Dusty work: inner city businesses 'forgotten', abandoned
Aotea Square: shut down until mid 2023. (Image: CRL)
Brent Melville
Wed, 05 Jan 2022
Business owners in Auckland central say lockdowns and construction have created a ‘perfect storm’ for trading – making last year a torrid affair.The level of work in the city is at its highest level in eight years, largely driven by civil and infrastructure work. That includes the $4.6 billion City Rail Link, and Watercare’s $1.2b central interceptor tunnel project. The rail link, the country’s biggest infrastructural spend, marked a major hurdle just ahead of Christmas when its tunnel boring machine broke thr...

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