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/////////////////////////////////////////// Dashboard shows housing picture in greater Christchurch

Posted: 13 May 2017 07:51 PM PDT

Nicky Wagner | Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner today released the first data snapshot in a series designed to more accurately and transparently track the regeneration process.

The first Greater Christchurch Dashboard features average house price and weekly rental cost data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

"The data shows the average weekly rental cost dropped from $400 in April 2016 to $386 in April 2017. At its peak, the average weekly rental cost rose to $437 post-earthquake," Ms Wagner says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Budget 2017: Double crewing for road ambulance

Posted: 13 May 2017 04:34 PM PDT

Jonathan Coleman | ACC

Budget 2017 invests an additional $59.2 million over four years to ensure all road ambulance call outs are double crewed, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse say. "The Government is focused on getting patients the care they need when they need it, and our ambulance services have a key role to play in this," Dr Coleman says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Recycling stations funded for alpine villages

Posted: 13 May 2017 02:57 PM PDT

Scott Simpson | Environment

The alpine villages of Arthurs Pass and Castle Hill are to receive new recycling facilities, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today.

"These two communities have been keen to establish recycling facilities for some time, so Im delighted that a $155,500 grant from the Governments Waste Minimisation Fund has helped make it happen," Mr Simpson says.

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Grants to boost use of NZ Sign Language

Posted: 13 May 2017 02:26 PM PDT

Nicky Wagner | Disability Issues

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner is marking the end of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) week by announcing funding for 17 NZSL projects.

The NZSL Board, established to promote and maintain NZSL, allocates $1.25 million annually to a range of initiatives and activities throughout New Zealand.

"As another successful NZSL Week comes to an end, Im delighted to announce funding for 17 projects supporting a wide range of NZSL needs," Ms Wagner says.

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