2 Jul 2010

PM predicts more cycleway jobs

5:44 pm on 2 July 2010

Prime Minister John Key says more jobs will come out of the national cycleway opening in the Ruapehu-Whanganui region than those created so far.

The latest stage of the cycleway, on the Old Coach Road near Ohakune, was opened to the public on Friday.

Mr Key says the cycleway has created about 30 construction jobs and will lead to further job opportunities, possibly in the areas of accommodation, bike rental and transport to and from the cycleway.

He expects the entire trail will be completed by the end of next year.