Government

Govt raids PGF for $40M top-up to rural broadband roll-out

The government has effectively raided the $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund to top up the budget for the second phase of its rural broadband initiative, filling in mobile 'black spots' and ensuring broadband is available to marae that don't have access now.

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Communications Minister Kris Faafoi announced the funding, which will be added to the $105 million already allocated for the expansion

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