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

 


Economic Summit To Put Spotlight On Growth

2 November 2005

Far North Economic Summit To Put Spotlight On Growth And Social Improvement

Prime Minister Rt Hon Helen Clark, Minister of Maori Affairs Hon Parakura Horomia and world record rower Rob Hamill will give keynote presentations to set the scene for a one-day Economic Summit at Omapere on 11 November 2005.

The economic summit arranged by the Far North District Council follows an inaugural meeting held six years ago to begin the process of generating strategies and ideas to sustain economic growth and social improvements throughout the district, Mayor Yvonne Sharp said today.

"The Far North is blessed with abundant natural and human resources and the prospects for sustained economic growth over the medium term are good.

" We now need to build on the platform of outstanding work started six years ago with a new and concentrated strategic approach. This will ensure an economic environment is created in which the full potential of the district can be realised to the benefit of everyone who calls the Far North home," she said.

"There is a commitment by all parties to make economic growth a reality. The importance of the summit is reflected in the support the project is being given by these most senior Government leaders," Mayor Sharp said.

"The key focus will be to share ideas and work in partnership with business sector and community leaders, to encourage a range of economic development initiatives, and to look at the role local government may be able to play to facilitate the successful economic development of the district.

"The economic summit will bring together a range of individuals, stakeholders and agencies that have a vital role in enhancing the social and economic development of the Far North. They include chief executives of key businesses, iwi representatives, business associations, government agencies and many others

"The Council established a new development sub-committee earlier this year. This summit will play a critical role in helping the sub-committee to develop a strategy to guide the Far North's economic and social development over the next decade," Mayor Sharp said.

As part of the scene-setting for the summit, the Council will distribute two commissioned economic and social assessments of the Far North. These reports, conducted by BERL, give a detailed picture of the economic and social characteristics of the district, and provide a good starting point for discussions.

The Far North Economic Summit will be held at the Copthorne Hotel at Omapere on the Hokianga Harbour on Friday, 11 November, starting at 10am.

Keynote addresses will be followed by an afternoon of facilitated workshops, concluding at 5pm.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news