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Not much interest in James Cook Highway

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 28/06/2016

A proposal to re-name SH1, or part of it, as the Captain James Cook Highway isn't making much progress.

Prime Minister John Key says it's "unlikely" while Transport Minister Simon Bridges doesn't seem to know anything about it.

The idea is being pushed by National Party donor Sir Christopher Harris and Wellington MP Paul Foster-Bell, Newshub reports.

Sir Christopher is passionate about Captain Cook, and has described him as "the man responsible for bringing New Zealand into existence".

Mr Foster-Bell has suggested naming Transmission Gully after Captain Cook because it's completion date in 2019 would coincide with the 250th anniversary of his first voyage.

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