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Mayors’ bold ideas a big positive says Minister

Mayors’ bold ideas a big positive says Minister

Building and Construction Minister Shane Jones says a series of bold ideas presented to him by the three Northland mayors at a forum in Whangarei last week (Thursday 14) has given him positive food for thought.

“It was a very good meeting, there were a lot of positives to come out, and we made a lot of headway towards creating flexibility and tackling regulatory costs,” Mr Jones said.

“The mayors and their staff certainly came up with some interesting if not radical suggestions and I will be reporting their views to the Prime Minister next month.”

Mayors Stan Semenoff (Whangarei), Wayne Brown (Far North) and Neil Tiller (Kaipara) told the Minister affordable housing was as much a concern for Territorial Authorities as it was for Central Government.

Northland mayors Neil Tiller (Kaipara), Wayne Brown (Far North) and Stan Semenoff (Whangarei) with Building and Construction Miinister Shane Jones.


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