Seriously injured cricketer Jesse Ryder has come out of his induced coma and is off the ventilator. Ryder's manager Aaron Klee today said that Ryder is awake and talking in Christchurch Hospital's intensive care unit.
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Penlink will run through Stillwater to join the motorway at Dairy Flat, taking pressure off the heavily congested arterial route through Silverdale. Twyford told the Herald the new Government will allocate $200 million to get the road built within the next 10 years.