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New Zealand government supports Air New Zealand freight flights

Christian Fernsby |
The Government has fast-tracked up to $1 million to help Air New Zealand move urgent freight to and from New Zealand, with the first flight to Shanghai leaving tonight, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today.

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Phil Twyford says it's crucial that trade in vital goods such as medical supplies and food continues to flow freely during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

'Our Government has moved quickly to ensure New Zealand has the supplies it needs and to back our exporters.

'We are stepping in to make sure our exporters can get their goods to market so they can continue to support jobs and the economy,' he says.

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