$78mill going from Auckland to CHCH
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The government is putting an additional $78 million into public transport in Christchurch. The investment is a direct Crown contribution, reallocated from the Northern Pathway project - which was set to provide a walking and cycling link between Auckland's city centre and the North Shore. The project will boost the number of buses by more than 100 and build more bus lanes and shelters. Minister of Transport Michael Wood made the announcement at the Christchurch bus interchange on Friday 10 March 23.