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Asked how she feels about being made a dame, Dr Juliet Gerrard​ is somewhat lost for words, an unfamiliar position for the woman whose job is distilling the most up-to-date scientific information for those making the decisions that will shape our future.

Gerrard, currently Jacinda Ardern’s chief science advisor, has been named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit​ in the New Year Honours.

While she hasn’t really processed what it means on a personal level, it hasn’t stopped the Freemans Bay resident from sharing the news with her 75-year-old mum in the United Kingdom, who got a kick out of getting the good news on her birthday.

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Auckland light rail project

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Hi neighbours,

The Government has announced plans to get Auckland's light rail project back on track.

Transport Minister Michael Wood has revealed plans to set up a new working group to create a business case for the project.

It will have six months to provide the Government with information on a preferred route, along with costs and funding options for the rapid transit system from Auckland's CBD to the Auckland International Airport.

The working group will comprise representatives from the Ministry of Transport, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and Maori, Wood said.

Which route would you prefer for the light rail project?

What do you think of the delays in getting the project back on track?

How will the rapid transit system to the airport benefit you?

*Please put NFP if you do not want your comments used by Stuff.

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