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Results focus for Regional Development Conference

30 October 2001 Media Release

Results focus for Regional Development Conference

“Delegates who attend the Regional Development Conference to be held in Rotorua at the end of November must leave the event committed to creating the conditions for businesses to create jobs”, Jim Anderton says.

Jim Anderton, Industry and Regional Development Minister urged regional leaders to ensure that they send people to November’s Regional Development Conference who can make a difference, “the more key players we have the more of a difference this conference will make.”

About 500 delegates from throughout New Zealand are expected to attend the conference - “Regional Development - A Springboard for Growth” - which is being held in Rotorua on 28 and 29 November.

“To achieve this objectives the Conference must have lively and positive discussions which are practically focussed and share knowledge and ideas,” said Jim Anderton.

“For New Zealand to reach its maximum potential all our regions need to make the most of their unique regional resources. All New Zealanders need to see strong regions as an integral part of a vibrant national economy.”

A feature of the conference will be local heroes who will present their success stories and the challenges they faced along the way:

- Mt Aspiring College in Wanaka has used its natural environment to brand itself as a prime education option for ski and snowboard athletes and overseas language students.

- Conference goers will learn of the success of Moerewa in Northland where locals are overcoming high unemployment to create a dynamic community with a promising future.

There will be international as well as local speakers:

- US-based Ernesto Sirolli is a specialist in reviving the economic fortunes of regions.

- Scottish Enterprise Agency’s Gordon McVie is an international expert in education and training for entrepreneurship.

- Australia’s Community Development specialist Peter Kenyon has worked with over 600 communities to find creative ways of stimulating economic revival.

ENDS


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