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Hutt City To Host Lgnz Conference Seminar

NEWS RELEASE
from Hutt City Council

13 July 2001

HUTT CITY TO HOST LGNZ CONFERENCE SEMINAR

Hutt City Council will host a seminar on Tuesday 17 July, called 'Rio to Reality - Panadol, Placebo or Panacea,' chaired by Green MP Sue Kedgley, as part of Local Government New Zealand's 2001 Conference. All media are welcome.

The seminar will run from 9.00am until 2.25 in the Little Theatre building, next to the War Memorial Library. More than 80 people have booked to attend the seminar from local authorities ranging from Kaitaia to Queenstown.

Speakers and their time of speaking include:

9.00am Welcome from Mayor Terris

9.40 Dr Roger Spiller, executive director of the NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development

10.10 Paul Sage, Trinity Lakes Consulting, Idaho, USA on 'international governmental perspectives on economic development and environmental impact assessment.

1.10 Mark Prain, Redesigning Resources Group

1.35 Dr Morgan Williams, Parliamentary Commissioner for the
Environment

The conference runs from 16 to 18 July in Wellington and focuses on the current major reviews of local government legislation. The theme is: 'Elective Surgery - Changing the Face of Local Government.'

The Conference is being jointly hosted by all councils in Local Government New Zealand's Zone 4, which includes:

* Carterton District Council

* Kapiti District Council

* Masterton District Council

* Upper Hutt City Council

* Hutt City Council

* Porirua City Council

* South Wairarapa District Council * Wellington City Council

* Wellington Regional Council

ENDS For further information please contact: Kirk MacGibbon Communications Manager DDI: 04-570 6940

Website: http://www.huttcity.govt.nz


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