Homecoming parade in Auckland for Emirates Team New Zealand
27 June 2017
Statement: homecoming parade in Auckland for
Emirates Team New Zealand
The following statement can be attributed to Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Chief Executive Brett O’Riley regarding a homecoming parade in Auckland for Emirates Team New Zealand:
“It’s been 14 years since the America’s Cup left New Zealand. Emirates Team New Zealand’s efforts to reclaim the cup have done our country proud, and we congratulate the team on their monumental achievement.”
“It’s great to see another example of the world class technology and talent that organisations like ETNZ develop right here in Auckland winning out on the world stage, adding further weight to our region’s standing as an innovation hub of the Asia Pacific.
“ATEED, on behalf of Auckland Council, will work with Emirates Team New Zealand and other stakeholders to hold a parade in the central city to mark their achievements when they return to Auckland.
“Further details of the parade, including the date and route, will be confirmed in the next few days. We look forward to welcoming the team home soon, but for now we wish them well as they celebrate their huge achievement.”