Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Auckland Councils Advocate For Economic Growth


22 June 2000

AUCKLAND COUNCILS ADVOCATE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH

Auckland’s four city councils are advocating strongly for the Auckland region to be recognised as pivotal in the Government’s new regional economic development initiatives.

In a submission supporting the Economic Development Bill, the councils say that the Auckland region’s knowledge economy opportunities and marginalised communities are as central to the Bill’s focus as geographic areas of economic disadvantage, such as the West Coast and Northland.

Auckland City’s Public Affairs and Advocacy Group is leading the council’s combined initiative to promote Auckland region’s important role as a major centre for growth in the national economy.

Advocacy Committee chair Richard Northey says the local authorities’ submission is absolutely vital as it is the only Auckland submission on the Bill. The four councils will follow-up their approach with a regional presentation to the Minister and Associate Minister of Economic Development and the Minister advising the Prime Minister on Auckland issues next month.

“These representations about economic development are just part of Auckland City’s increasingly vigorous advocacy role on behalf of Auckland City’s residents, businesses and many communities, Cr Northey said.

MORE

Page two

“We have made 26 submissions on Parliamentary Bills on behalf of Auckland City citizens in the past 20 months and we are continuing to refine this role in order to strengthen delivery on the priorities identified by the Auckland community in the City’s new strategic plan.



“We have many voices for our many communities, including the significant population groups whose abilities are not fully used because they often cannot speak effectively for themselves, such as children and young people, disabled citizens, Maori, Pacific Islanders, refugees and migrant communities. Auckland City’s Advocacy Committee accordingly has made submissions on Bills on behalf of, or in partnership with, many of these groups.

“Advocacy, including submissions on Bills, is a cost effective way of ensuring the needs and aspirations of all Aucklanders are expressed at every opportunity so that the region’s economic, employment and community potential can be realised. Auckland region needs a partnership with Government to transform the economy and the Councils, as advocates for the region, have a key role to play in this.”

ENDS

For further information, please contact:
Cr Richard Northey
Telephone: 634 1494

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Fair Pay Agreements Good: CTU Releases Report On Sector Bargaining

The Council of Trade Unions has today released an independent report conducted by economic research company BERL into the validity of sector bargaining.

And the findings are clear - there is no economic reason not to implement sector bargaining but many social and individual wellbeing reasons to do so. More>>

 

Goldsmith New National Finance Spokesperson: Amy Adams To Leave Politics In 2020

Amy Adams has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election and as a consequence of that decision she has chosen to stand down from the spokesperson roles she holds in the Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Government's Cosmetic Banking Reforms

The elephant in the room as the government carries out its latest bout of tinkerings with our banking practice is the extraordinary level of profit-taking still being extracted by the Australian Banking Gang from ordinary New Zealanders. Yes indeed, ... More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Offensive Language, Misuse Of Pepper Spray

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, following a pursuit in Auckland, a man was dealt with inappropriately and unprofessionally by a Police officer during his arrest. More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: Gender Inclusive Questions Introduced

More than 28,000 New Zealand households will be asked to take part in the upcoming Household Economic Survey. Starting this year, the survey will ask people to describe their gender – whether that is male, female, or if they see themselves another way, such as one of many non-binary genders. More>>

New Report: Are We Listening To Children?

A report released today is a sharp reminder that what children and young people say makes a difference, and that it’s time we paid more attention to their views, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. More>>

ALSO:

The Nation: Canadian Euthanasia Practitioner Stefanie Green

The euthanasia debate is progressing, with the End of Life Choice Bill expected to have its second reading in Parliament on Wednesday. A similar bill was passed in Canada in 2016 ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Gun Buy-Back Scheme

Do gun amnesties and buy-backs save lives? Since it’s always difficult to exclude all of the socio-economic factors that may be operating in parallel, the die-hard denialists in the gun lobby will always be able to find a bit of wiggle room. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels