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Dunne delighted at Waitangirua farm purchase

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August 19, 2005

Dunne delighted at Waitangirua farm purchase

Ohariu-Belmont MP, Peter Dunne, says he's delighted that the Government has bought Waitangirua Farm, near Belmont Park.

"This is a great victory for the people of my electorate, who were alarmed that this public asset of the people of Wellington might be flogged off by Landcorp for sub-division."

More than three quarters of Waitangirua (1098 ha), located between Porirua and Hutt City, is to be purchased for $6.27m, $3.1m of which will be paid for by the government. A further $2.8m will come from the Greater Wellington Regional Council, and $335,000 from the Porirua City Council, subject to final approval by the respective councils.


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