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


Eden Park welcomes ARC unanimity


24 November 2006

Eden Park welcomes ARC unanimity; expresses continued confidence

Eden Park Trust Board Chief Executive John Alexander today welcomed the unanimous decision from the Auckland Regional Council in support of Eden Park, and expressed continued confidence that the Park would be the final choice of Auckland and New Zealand to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Mr Alexander acknowledged the Trust Board was disappointed a consensus with Auckland City Council had not been found, but noted Auckland City had voted 13:7 for Eden Park's completed design scheme as a second choice to the waterfront.

Mr Alexander said a final decision was now in central Government’s hands, and expressed confidence that Eden Park would be confirmed.

“Our plans preserve Eden Park’s rich sporting and social history and will provide sports viewing of an international quality.”

Mr Alexander thanked the Auckland and New Zealand public for their emails, phone calls and letters of support over recent weeks.

Mr Alexander said the most important thing was that Auckland and New Zealand remain on track to host the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

“We understand Cabinet is meeting on 27 November to discuss the Councils’ respective decisions.

“Until a firm decision is reached, Eden Park will continue to work towards its planned 30 November resource consent hearing.”

“Whichever proposal is finally confirmed, we are confident we can continue to work positively with the Government as well as with both the Auckland Regional Council and the Auckland City Council.”


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news