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Multimillion dollar makeover for Ohakea airbase in NZ

22nd May 2020 - 01:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The New Zealand government announced on 21 May that it had approved an NZ$206 million ($126 million) upgrade for the Ohakea air base near Palmerston North, one of two main airbases in the country.

The first phase of work on Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Ohakea will commence later this year.

The scope of work under this part of the Defence Estate Regeneration Programme covers three phases and will last for five years. The government will approve each stage separately.

Defence Minister Ron Mark commented: ‘This spending is required to rectify longstanding problems with Base Ohakea’s supporting infrastructure

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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