Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

World Cup Creates Opportunity for Auckland, NZ ...

18 November 2005


Media Release

Winning Rugby World Cup Creates Winning Opportunity for Auckland, New Zealand….

Congratulations to the New Zealand Rugby Union and the presentation team!
“The 2011 date for the event gives us a new target to have Auckland ready,” said a delighted Chamber of Commerce CEO Michael Barnett.

Current targets are for Auckland’s motorway network to be completed by 2014-15. “We should now be encouraged to see what can be done to bring the completion date forward,” suggested Mr Barnett.

“Let’s get it 100% right.”

With economic impacts assessment that there will be 60,000 visitors, a $400 million boost to the economy and millions of world television viewers, it makes pragmatic sense to bring forward our plans by 2-3 years to ensure Auckland’s infrastructure is in place and working for Auckland and not holding it back.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>

Elsewhere:


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>

ALSO:


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>