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

 


Busy Schedule For Shanghai Delegation

Busy Schedule For Shanghai Delegation

Dunedin (Monday, 8 April 2013) – The signing of an updated sister city agreement will be a key event for the Dunedin delegation that leaves for Shanghai on Wednesday.

Most of 13-strong Dunedin Shanghai Sister City Delegation will be in Shanghai from 12 to 19 April. The delegation comprises representatives from the Dunedin City Council, the Otago Chamber of Commerce, the Dunedin Shanghai Association, the Otago Museum, the Otago Polytechnic and Tourism Dunedin. Representatives from five Dunedin high schools are also travelling with the delegation.

The DCC representatives are Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull, Deputy Mayor Cr Chris Staynes, Chief Executive Paul Orders and Shanghai Business Development Manager Ying Qin.

Major delegation events will include the signing of an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two cities, the signing of an MoU between the Otago Chamber and its Shanghai counterpart, and meetings with the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Bureau.

Some members will travel to the nearby city of Qingdao to meet executives from the Haier Group, which owns the controlling interest in Fisher & Paykel. Other events include meetings at the Shanghai Museum and at the Yu Garden, which is holding a Dunedin Chinese Garden photographic exhibition with images from the Garden and of the city. There will also be a tour of the Jinshan District, which is the area surrounding Shanghai.

Mr Cull says the trip is a great opportunity to build on the existing sister city relationship. There will be a big focus on developing further co-operation in the areas of business, education and tourism.

“The civic relationship between the two cities is an important overarching relationship. Under this umbrella relationship, specific benefits to Dunedin will come through the links developed and enhanced by groups such as the Otago Chamber of Commerce, individual businesses, tertiary institutions and Tourism Dunedin.”

The aim of the sister city MoU was to highlight areas of importance to both cities. It would be a high-level document and action plans would be established to sit beneath it. This would tie in with the Dunedin Economic Development Strategy, adopted last year, which includes a specific focus on Shanghai.

The sister city agreement was first signed in 1994.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Cab Press Conference: Foreign Buyers Register, TPP And Serco

At a press conference today in Wellington, John Key discussed the foreign buyers register as well as the TPP and Serco. Key was questioned on whether a stamp tax might be used as a tool to deal with foreign buyers. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood Satire: Serco To Outsource Prison To Public Sector

In response to high-profile failings, multinational omnicorporation Serco will introduce public management in its prison system. Serco's New Zealand manager, speaking on condition of anonymity, has announced plans for managers from the Department of Corrections to run the Mt Eden Correctional Facility. More>>

National Party Conference: Plans To Nudge Immigrants Towards Regions

The Government will introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news