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  1. Video for Shane Jones: Provincial Growth Fund is not a "slush fund"
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    Shane Jones: Provincial Growth Fund is not a "slush fund"

    Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones is standing by a Provincial Growth Fund decision to contribute millions towards Opōtiki's new harbour entrance. Critics have labelled it a 'slush fund' but Jones says the fund will help the Opotiki community bring 20 years of hard work to life while creating economic and employment opportunities. The Opōtiki council will be holding a street party this Saturday to celebrate the funding announcement. Last month the Minister announced it would be investing $79.4 million into the build, adding to the $20 million previously pledged by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council under its Regional Infrastructure Fund.

  2. Video for New $79.4 million Ōpōtiki Harbour could create 2,000 jobs
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    New $79.4 million Ōpōtiki Harbour could create 2,000 jobs

    A project costing $79.4 million to build a new harbour in Ōpōtiki is expected to create around 2,000 jobs to one of the country's towns with the highest levels of social and economic deprivation. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced the "game-changing" project today, saying it will revitalise the township of Ōpōtiki and the wider Eastern Bay of Plenty.

  3. Video for Shane Jones set to revamp Northern Rail Line
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    Shane Jones set to revamp Northern Rail Line

    Shane Jones announces his intentions to revamp the mothballed Northern Rail Line. The old track that once ran through Ngāti Hine territory could see a new lease of life. Ngāti Hine leader Pita Tipene is excited at the prospects and hopes that it will be done in a way that brings true benefits to his people. 

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    Shane Jones: Child abuse protectors are ‘social head lice’

    Shane Jones’ used his parliamentary his speaking time to condemn those who refuse to disclose child abuse. “We call them in the Ngāpuhi country, kutus. They are a type of social head lice!”

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    Paula Bennett: "Jacinda Ardern should stand Winston Peters down"

    The Serious Fraud Office has announced that they are now investigating the NZ First Foundation. This comes after an announcement by the SFO had received a referral by police regarding the foundation five days ago. National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett says that NZ First leader Winston Peters should stand down.

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    Indians have a ‘bloody cheek’ in protesting – VisionNZ

    VisionNZ campaign manager Jevan Goulter, has called out Jacinda Ardern for her recent backtrack over immigration policy, saying that, “Immigrants in our country have more power than citizens.” Goulter added that Indians have a ‘bloody cheek’ to protest about those policies in the first place.

  7. Video for Not too late for Māori to save NZ's polluted waters
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    Not too late for Māori to save NZ's polluted waters

    Over half of NZ’s 800 monitored water sites show signs of increased nitrate pollution.  Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says intensification and urban growth have placed increasing pressure on both water quality and quantity. 

  8. Video for North Auckland Rail Line receives $94.8m for upgrades and repairs
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    North Auckland Rail Line receives $94.8m for upgrades and repairs

    $94.8 million worth of repairs and upgrades have been allocated to the North Auckland Rail Line (NAL) that are set to be completed within the next two years.

  9. Video for Māori-owned Kāpiti Island tourism company gets PGF boost
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    Māori-owned Kāpiti Island tourism company gets PGF boost

    The government has announced more than $3.2mil in provincial growth funding for the Kāpiti region.  This includes a boost to Kāpiti Nature Tours, the only tourism company based on Māori land on Kāpiti Island.

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    Government gold to pave the streets of Kaipara

    The government is investing $20.39mil in the Kaipara district, the bulk of which will go towards roading, with funds also set aside for wharves and food production.

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