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

 


Government Thanks Auckland For Apec

Auckland deserves a big hand for putting on a fabulous APEC event
and readying the city for what will be the greatest America's
Cup defence ever, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today.

"To show New Zealand's appreciation the Government will contribute
$40,000 to the America's Cup Village Open Day event on 10 October,
to say thank you to Auckland.

"With performances by Tim Finn, Drums of the Pacific, Nairobi
Trio and Kantuta to name a few, along with street performers
and face painting, the Sunday promises to be a great day on the
waterfront.

"Auckland did us proud. Many of the APEC Leaders commented on
the positive feeling of the Auckland meeting and the superb organisation.
Some said it was the best APEC they had attended. That's a credit
to the people of Auckland, their city and the wider region.

"The celebration day is part of Government saying thanks. We
also intend to fund an artwork or conservation project as a permanent
gift to mark Auckland's contribution to APEC '99. We will work
with the Auckland Forum to identify an appropriate project.

"This gesture is an acknowledgment of the level of inconvenience
and challenge that some Aucklanders faced during APEC.

"I, along with many other New Zealanders have been impressed
with the dramatic transformation of Auckland's waterfront in
preparation for the America's Cup.

"Enabling Auckland families to celebrate the new waterfront with
some great entertainment will be a great way to kick off the
America's Cup season.

"All New Zealanders can feel proud of what APEC achieved. We
sell goods to the world and always need new customers. APEC achieved
good progress in gaining new markets, new jobs and new opportunities
and Auckland contributed greatly to this success," said Mrs Shipley.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

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:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. 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:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news