From the Beehive – 28 June 2017
A new high tech warning system has been installed on State Highway 1 in the Waitaki District, at the turnoff to Moeraki Boulders. The system detects cars turning into traffic and automatically adjusts the speed limit in the area accordingly.
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Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has officially started a trial project to recharge the Makauri aquifer near Gisborne. The project is co-funded by the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Irrigation Acceleration Fund, Gisborne District Council and Eastland Community Trust.
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New data released in the latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard – Construction Activity shows construction of residential and non-residential building activity since the Canterbury earthquakes is strong. According to the data, non-residential consents were worth $251 million in the March 2017 quarter, compared with $180 million at the same time last year. Residential consents remain similar in 2017 to 2016.
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Digital technology has received a financial boost in Canterbury. Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced $1.6 million funding towards, in part, promoting digital technology uptake across the region.
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Christchurch’s Russley Road upgrade is on track to open early next year, according to Transport Minister Simon Bridges. The $112 million project is several months ahead of schedule and is expected to help relieve congestion and support economic growth in the Canterbury region, the Minister says.
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