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Asia Visit Launches ‘Study Auckland’ Initiative

Wednesday, 10 May 2000

Asia Visit Launches ‘Study Auckland’ Initiative

An Auckland City delegation leaving today for Korea and Japan will use the week long visit to launch an initiative to promote Auckland as a place to study.

The group includes the Mayor, Christine Fletcher, Deputy Mayor, Bruce Hucker, Councillor Richard Northey, Manager of the Public Affairs and Advocacy Group, Stephen Rainbow and Caroline Lassiter, Manager International Relations.

Based around the 4th Asian-Pacific City Summit, the group will also examine how other cities have dealt with issues such as congestion, waterfront development, bio-security and indoor arena facilities. At the summit the Mayor will chair a sub-session and speak on promoting relationships between cities.

‘Study Auckland’, an initiative to promote the city as the study destination of choice will be launched while the group is in Japan and Korea. The ‘Study Auckland’ campaign is the result of Auckland City working together with local educational institutions to encourage international students to come to Auckland to study.

The trip is principally being sponsored and funded by the organisers of the 4th Asian-Pacific City Summit, which the group will attend in Pusan, Korea.

Pusan is a sister city to Auckland, as is Fukuoka, Japan, which the group will also visit. While in Pusan, the delegation will tour the United Nations Cemetery and meet with members of the Pusan Chamber of Commerce.

In Japan, activities include a briefing on the sister-city relationship and a visit to the Fukuoka City Waterfront Development. Bio-security measures will also come under scrutiny by the group because of the high number of used cars imported from Japan.

Auckland City Mayor Chris Fletcher says, the trip will be important in promoting Auckland as a great place for study and business.

“Strategic city-to-city relationships are crucial to Auckland’s future. Looking to the future cities will need to co-operate more closely and work harder at maximising their advantages.”


For further information contact:
Scott McMurray, Tel 307 7581

Note to editors: The major activities of the tour are listed on the attached itinerary.


Fukuoka , Pusan and Tokyo May 2000

For: Mayor Chris Fletcher
Deputy Mayor Dr Bruce Hucker
Councillor Richard Northey
Dr Stephen Rainbow
Ms Caroline Lassiter

Thursday 11 May 2000

Arrive Fukuoka Airport

Briefing on Fukuoka Relationship

Courtesy call at City Hall

Attendees: Mayor Hirotaro Yamasaki
Deputy Mayor Tomoike
Deputy Mayor Sakamoto
Deputy Mayor Miyama
Special Advisor to the Mayor for International Affairs
Chief Executive, General Affairs and Planning Bureau
Executive Director, International Affairs Department
Director, International Relations Section

Friday 12 May

Visit to Fukuoka Dome.

Presentation by Director, Port Planning Section, Port and Harbour
Bureau on Fukuoka City Waterfront Development

Saturday 13 May

Travel to Pusan

4th Asian-Pacific City Summit

Opening address by former Deputy Secretary General of World Trade Organisation, Kim Cheol Soo

Sunday 14 May 2000

Subsessions –
Mayor Auckland City Chris Fletcher chairing Roading and Trade.
Mayor Auckland City speaking on Promoting Exchanges and trade between Cities.

Plenary session

Reporting the results of 3rd Working Level Conference of Asian-Pacific City Summit

Adopting and announcing Joint Declaration

Press Conference

Monday 15 May 2000

Visit City Hall

Talks on exchanges and co-operation between Sister Cities

City overview: site visits
- Fish markets
- Local markets

Cultural Performances

Greeting address by the Mayor of Pusan City

Tuesday 16 May 2000

Visit to UN Cemetary

Visit to Pusan Chamber of Commerce

Ambassador’s Function with Launch of Study Auckland brochure

Wednesday 17 May

Arrive Tokyo

Visit Japan Quarantine Inspections - Funabashi Vehicle Inspection and Decontamination Facility.

Function hosted by Ambassador Phillip Gibson at the NZ Embassy
focussing on tourism (including America’s Cup), education and business sectors. Launch of the Study Auckland education brochure.

Thursday 18 May

Briefing on Shinagawa Relationship at Embassy

Courtesy call at Shinagawa City Hall

Friday 19 May

Arrive Auckland Airport

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