New Zealand Government calls on regional airports to apply for funding

    New Zealand’s Regional Development Minister Shane Jones called on regional communities to apply for funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to save regional airports from further dilapidation (Radio NZ, 10-Jul-2019). Mr Jones added: “We need to take a risk and we need to rehabilitate the essential infrastructure of the provinces… We’ve got a dedicated fund for waste, a dedicated fund for Māori land and a dedicated fund for energy. It was my ambition to have a dedicated fund for our regional airports”.