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Tourism operators and community groups have welcomes a further $935,000 being injected in to the development of the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail, which will see the project completed.

Prime Minister John Key made the announcement at Friendly Bay, the end of the Alps 2 Ocean trail, during this visit to Oamaru on Friday.

The additional funding means the Government has now contributed $3.785 million to the trail, which extends more than 300km from Aoraki Mt Cook to Oamaru.

Local residents have raised about $955,000.

The Waitaki District Council, New Zealand Transport Agency, Whitestone Contracting, the Otago Community Trust and Trust Aoraki have also contributed large sums.

By Daniel Birchfield

PHOTO: Daniel Birchfield – Prime Minister John Key with Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean at Friendly Bay after announcing an additional $935,000 in Government funding for the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail on Friday.

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