Govt kicks off rolling maul response to Gabrielle

Govt kicks off rolling maul response to Gabrielle
$250m will top up the National Land Transport Fund to restore damaged roads. (Image: Getty)
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The government has immediately announced $300 million to fund emergency work to rebuild local roads and state highways and provide support to businesses and the primary sector in what’s been described as the beginning of its rolling maul response to the damage wrought by Cyclone Gabrielle. Prime minister Chris Hipkins said the government has established a cabinet committee made up of ministers tasked with having a link to those people on the ground and chaired by finance minister Grant Robertson, who will also assume responsibility f...

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