Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was in town on Tuesday to turn the sod for the $76.3m project.
“If Covid has shown us anything, it is how crucial it is for that sense of wellbeing for us to be together, for us to experience the arts, to have an outlet for creativity,” she said. “And here we will have that."
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Electrification of the motoring industry is not only inevitable, it is happening at a far faster rate than most people were probably expecting.
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