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


Enhancing commercial and cultural success

Enhancing commercial and cultural success

The Chairperson of the Council’s Strategy and Governance Committee, Councillor Mark Donnelly, welcomes today’s release of the Starkwhite Report – Rethinking Auckland as a Creative City.

The report examines how best to use Auckland’s arts and cultural community in a way that positions Auckland as a creative city located at the creative edge of the knowledge economy.

“The report is a timely reminder that our city’s economic development is intrinsically linked to creativity and innovation. The creative spirit of our arts community very much complements Auckland’s business endeavours.

“Auckland is already internationally recognised as a home for artists and entrepreneurs. Creative and capital value abound here and we have a proud history of commercial sponsorship of the arts. The Starkwhite Report provides the Council with an excellent opportunity to further develop its role and enhance Auckland’s economic and cultural success.

“We have studied the report’s recommendations to identify how best they can be incorporated into Council’s strategy of ‘Moving Auckland Forward’. The workshop announced today by Councillor Scott Milne is only the first of many steps that we will now take to ensure Auckland City is New Zealand’s commerce and culture capital,” Councillor Donnelly says.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

General Assembly: Ardern Rejects Trump Call For War On Drugs

New Zealand will not be signing the United States' document calling for global action on the war on drugs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

Ms Ardern is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week, along with about 140 other world leaders.

US President Donald Trump is kicking off his week at the UN by holding an event to promote the US document called the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem. More>>


Protest At Sea: Judge Discharges Greenpeace Activists

The judge today discharged Norman and Howell without conviction, saying the cumulative consequences of a conviction would be out of proportion to what was “low level” offending off the Wairarapa coast in April 2017. More>>


Meth Testing Report: Housing NZ "To Right Wrong"

Phil Twyford “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered by either losing their tenancies, losing their possessions, being suspended from the public housing waiting list, negative effects on their credit ratings or, in the worst cases, being made homeless.” More>>


No Reshuffle: Meka Whaitiri Removed As A Minister

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect... The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. More>>


Pay Equity Bill: Making History For Women’s Pay

The Equal Pay Amendment Bill, introduced to the House today, will make it easier for workers to make a pay equity claim , using a more simple and accessible process within New Zealand’s existing bargaining framework. More>>


Suffrage 125: NZ A Trailblazer For Women

“We acknowledge the work of Kate Sheppard, Meri Te Tai Mangakāhia, and all of the suffragists who tirelessly campaigned for the vote… Today we also need to ask each other: how we can continue to make our country a fairer and better place to continue the legacy of the suffragists.” More>>


Asylum: Refugee Quota Increasing To 1500

“The quota increase will take place from July 2020. In the meantime, we will work to increase the number and spread of refugee resettlement and support services. We need to make sure we’re prepared for this change in policy.” More>>





InfoPages News Channels