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Let’s accept now that the ATI won't start in February

Let’s accept now that the ATI will find it very difficult to kick off in February next year

By By Peter Kerr for sticK

(sticK - 25 October 2012 ) By the look of things, maybe we should accept, now, that the Advanced Technology Institute won’t be up and running by 1 Feb 2012.

This was a two-month postponement from the original 1 November 2012 date – but the way things appear to be slowly happening, pushing out the date again would be a sensible outcome on a complex issue that the ATI’s establishment board and the overall project are attempting to solve.

It reflects some or all of the challenges of setting up a body with the original purpose to boost NZ’s high value manufacturing, with food and forestry also thrown in for good measure.

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