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


Convention centre vote welcomed by Chamber

Business Central

Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Media Statement

24 June 2014

Convention centre vote welcomed by Chamber

Wellington Employers' Chamber of Commerce welcomes the vote today by city councillors to send the convention centre proposal for public feedback.

"This is an exciting and promising proposal which has real potential to deliver opportunities to the city and the region," says Raewyn Bleakley, Chief Executive.

"Having a local successful developer on the project along with the Hilton brand shows a lot of great work has been done to this point.

"But we must make sure the business case stacks up.

"Clearly, councillors are convinced it does and that it's a sound investment for the city.

"A cost to the city of $2 million a year for an estimated return of $30 million in new spending and new jobs does appear to be a good return on investment.

"The convention market is definitely worth pursuing as the city's entertainment, dining and existing accommodation sector will all benefit from the higher numbers of convention attendees.

"Done properly the convention centre has the potential to be a real drawcard for the city and region, bring in more high-value visitors, and allow us to showcase our strengths - our tourist attractions, our environment, our ICT sector, and our education sector."

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Shocking Dairy Footage: MPI Failing Our Animals And Damaging Our Reputation

Greens “Nathan Guy needs to urgently look into how his ministry is enforcing animal welfare standards, how these appalling incidents happened under its watch and what it’s going to do prevent similar incidents happening again in the future." More>>


Land & Water Forum: Fourth Report On Water Management

The Land and Water Forum (LWF) today published its fourth report, outlining 60 new consensus recommendations for how New Zealand should improve its management of fresh water and calling on the Government to urgently adopt all of its recommendations from earlier reports. More>>



Welcome Home: Record High Migration Stokes 41-Year High Population Growth

New Zealand annual net migration hit a new high in October as more people arrived from than departed for Australia for the first time in more than 20 years. More>>


Citizens' Advice Bureau: Report Shows Desperate Housing Situation Throughout NZ

CAB's in-depth analysis of over 2000 client enquiries about emergency accommodation shows vulnerable families, pregnant women and children living in cars and garages, even after seeking assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news