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More money for the cycle trail

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 3/06/2016

The government is putting another $1.2 million into maintaining the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Prime Minister John Key says.

It will pay for the upkeep on seven sections of the trail, which Mr Key says is significantly boosting tourism.

"It attracted more than one million users in 2015," he said on Friday.

"Local economies are experiencing positive spinoffs, such as growth in jobs."

In 2014 the government set aside $8m over four years to maintain the trail.

So far $3.2m has been allocated for 37 projects.

Mr Key is also tourism minister and the trail was one of his first initiatives after he won the 2008 election.

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