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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.


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