NZ in­vests heav­ily in cy­cle trail

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

The New Zealand gov­ern­ment is in­vest­ing NZ$528,000 ($384,701) in 12 new projects for the up­keep of the Great Rides of New Zealand Cy­cle Trail, As­so­ciate Tourism Min­is­ter Nicky Wag­ner an­nounced on Tues­day. The in­vest­ment comes from the sixth round of the Main­tain­ing the Qual­ity of Great Rides Fund, which aims to en­sure New Zealand’s premier rides are main­tained to their cur­rent world-class stan­dard, Wag­ner said in a re­lease. The New Zealand Cy­cle Trail, is a key part of the coun­try’s tourism of­fer­ing, at­tract­ing high­value vis­i­tors while boost­ing em­ploy­ment and de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for re­gional economies, Wag­ner said.

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