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
(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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