Supporters of a bypass around a North Canterbury town have been galvanised by the Government's plans to inject more money into road and rail.
Despite protests, a petition and a series of meetings, Woodend residents had become resigned to a 10-year wait after the NZ Transport Agency confirmed the bypass around their town was not on its short-term agenda.
But Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey said there was renewed vigour to fight for the project as the road was getting busier every year.
Lotto's $42 million Powerball rolled over on Wednesday night, boosting the prize to $50m on Saturday - potentially the biggest ever.
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What would you do with $50 million?
Repurpose old Scrabble tiles and picture frames together to create cute and colourful word art.
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