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

 


Fonterra’s decision reflects CBD confidence

MAYOR’S OFFICE
AUCKLAND CITY

Moving Auckland Forward

Hon John Banks QSO
Mayor of Auckland City

26 November 2003


Fonterra’s decision reflects CBD confidence

“The fact that New Zealand’s largest company, Fonterra, and 600 of its staff are moving into downtown Auckland is a reflection of the country’s high level of confidence in the future of our central business district,” Auckland City Mayor Hon John Banks said today.

The Mayor’s comments come a day after he launched Auckland City’s 10-year draft action plan and strategy to substantially revitalise the CBD and deal with the huge residential and business growth forecast.

“I warmly welcome Fonterra’s consolidation and imminent move to the former KPMG building on Princes Street. Auckland is after all the commercial capital of New Zealand.

“Fonterra has well placed faith in our CBD. Its chief executive will be even more satisfied with his decision when he learns what our plans are.

“This Auckland City Council is committed to dramatically lifting the prospects of our CBD. If we want to be a truly successful multi-cultural and international city, it simply can’t be business as usual.”

Mr Banks said over the coming months the council would work closely with those with a CBD interest and consult widely with the public. He said given Fonterra will be a major stakeholder in the CBD from May next year, he encourages the company’s participation in the project.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news