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Rocket Lab to Benefit From New Zealand Road Investment

2 Mar 2020, 12:25 UTC
Rocket Lab to Benefit From New Zealand Road Investment
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Rocket Lab’s launch site on New Zealand Mahia Peninsula as seen from the Electron booster. (Credit: Rocket Lab)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (New Zealand Government PR) — The Provincial Growth Fund is investing $8.3 million [US $5.16 million] on a roading package for Mahia that will lead to greater and wider economic benefits for the region and beyond, Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced at an event in Mahia today.

The $8.3 million [US $5.16 million] announced consists of:

$7 million [US $4.35 million] for traction sealing and other works to 12.5 km of road on the Mahia East Coast Road$1 million [US $621,858] to seal a 4 km adjoining road on Onenui Station that leads to the Rocket Lab launch site.$300,000 [US $186,557] to investigate realigning the 11.3 km Nuhaka-Opoutama Road.

“These roads are critical to the community, visitors, tourists, farmers, forestry workers, logging trucks, fishing industry, and businesses. Investing in these particular roading projects will give everybody greater confidence in the long-term accessibility of the Mahia Peninsula,” Fletcher Tabuteau said.

“We know that roads and rail access are vital to a region’s economic growth. The upgrade of the Mahia East Coast road adjoining to the ...

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