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

 


Wellington Chamber releases election manifesto

Business Central
Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Media Statement

20 August 2014

Wellington Chamber releases election manifesto

Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce has released its election manifesto for the region ahead of its Business Election Year Debate tonight.

The debate is being hosted by the Chamber in partnership with Massey University of Wellington, and Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.

Those taking part will be Grant Robertson (Labour, Wellington Central), Chris Bishop (National candidate for Hutt South), Peter Dunne (United Future, Ohariu), James Shaw (Greens candidate for Wellington Central), and Vikram Kumar (Internet Party Chief Executive).
The manifesto identifies four issues which the Chamber says are crucial to the growth of the region’s economy. They are:

• A real focus on economic development: building on Wellington’s strengths, such as new and emerging ICT, hi-tech, film and knowledge-based industries, to achieve growth, higher wages, and innovation.
• Local government amalgamation: reducing the current nine local councils to just one so there is a unified, clear and consistent vision for the Wellington region backed by more efficient and effective spending.
• Modern and connected infrastructure: progressing strategic transport networks, including the Wellington Northern Corridor, investigating the airport runway proposal, solving the Basin bottleneck.
• A supportive employment and wages policy: to ensure flexible and industrious conditions to employ, create jobs, add value, and generate economic growth through investment, including lower taxes and reduced compliance costs.

Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce President John Milford says the manifesto is about progressing Wellington city and the region, and he wants to see each party’s stand on them.

“Tonight’s debate is a great chance for voters to quiz the parties on these issues.

“This is the chance to ask these politicians about their party’s plan for the whole region.

“We want them to have a wider vision – we expect them to have a wider vision – and that’s what we are asking them.”

The event will be held at the Museum Building at Massey University at 5.30pm.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Company Results: Air NZ Rides The Tourism Boom With Record Full-Year Earnings

Air New Zealand has ridden the tourism boom and staved off increased competition to deliver the best full-year earnings in its 76-year history. More>>

ALSO:

New PGP: Sheep Milk Industry Gets $12.6M Crown Funding

The Sheep - Horizon Three programme aims to develop "a market driven, end-to-end value chain generating annual revenues of between $200 million and $700 million by 2030," according to a joint statement. More>>

ALSO:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Milk Price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50 cents to $4.75 per kgMS. When combined with the forecast earnings per share range for the 2017 financial year of 50 to 60 cents, the total payout available to farmers in the current season is forecast to be $5.25 to $5.35 before retentions. More>>

ALSO:

Keep Digging: Seabed Ironsands Miner TransTasman Tries Again

The first company to attempt to gain a resource consent to mine ironsands from the ocean floor in New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone has lodged a new application containing fresh scientific and other evidence it hopes will persuade regulators after their initial application was turned down in 2014. More>>

Wool Pulled: Duvets Sold As ‘Premium Alpaca’ Mostly Sheep’s Wool

Rotorua business Budge Collection Limited (Budge) and sole director, Sun Dong Kim, were convicted and fined a total of $71,250 in Auckland District Court after each pleading guilty to four charges of misrepresenting how much alpaca fibre was in their duvets. More>>

Reserve Bank: Labour Calls For Monetary Policy To Expand Goals

Labour's comments follow a speech today by RBNZ governor Graeme Wheeler in which Wheeler sought to answer critics who variously say he should stop lowering interest rates, lower them faster, or that inflation-targeting should no longer be the primary goal of the central bank's activities. More>>

ALSO:

BSA Extension And Sunday Morning Ads: Digital Convergence Bill Captures Online Content

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has today announced the Government’s plans to update the Broadcasting Act to better reflect today’s converged market... The Government considered four areas as part of its review into content regulation: classification requirements, advertising restrictions, election programming and contestable funding. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news