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The Deputy Prime Minister was in Paeroa today to touch base on a $1.1 million development aimed at boosting tourism in the district.

Last year the Paeroa Historical Maritime Park received a $730,000 Provincial Growth Fund grant and $400,000 in funding from Hauraki District Council for the first stage of the project, which will include a community jetty on the Ohinemuri River, pontoons, and a new riverboat.

Work has now started on the project and visitors should be able to cruise by riverboat into Paeroa this summer.

Source: Hauraki District Council via Facebook