Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Northern neighbours formally recognise the power of two

MEDIA RELEASE

24 September 2019

Northern neighbours formally recognise the power of two
RELEASE SUMMARY

• The natural geographical and economic bonds between Te Tai Tokerau Northland and Auckland have been formalised in a new agreement between the two regions’ economic development agencies.

• Northland Inc. and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) signed a memorandum of understanding today which will underpin a mutually beneficial working partnership.

The natural geographical and economic bonds between Te Tai Tokerau Northland and Auckland have been formalised in a new agreement between the two regions’ economic development agencies.

Northland Inc. and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) signed a memorandum of understanding today which will underpin a mutually beneficial working partnership.

The agencies have already worked closely on tourism projects to support the regions’ fast-growing visitor economies, and ATEED Chief Executive Nick Hill says that blueprint will be extended to help seize opportunities in other industries.

“While a map may show a territorial authority border between us, the reality is that there is no boundary between our shared aspirations around growing employment and prosperity, and our mutual focus on Māori economic development, supporting innovation, and investment attraction.

“We look forward to the agreement cementing a long and fruitful relationship with our neighbours in the north,” says Nick Hill.

With roading links to be transformed by the Ara Thono Phoi to Wellsford SH1 project, opportunities around the 36th America’s Cup to boost each regions’ world-class marine industries, and the potential for new international education and business events collaboration, the future is bright says Vaughan Cooper, Acting CEO of Northland Inc.

“Combining our efforts will bring scale and impact across a range of projects, from increasing our digital capability to attracting international investment into high-end tourist accommodation,” says Vaughan Cooper.

Auckland and Whangarei will co-host Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 – part of a mega event year including APEC 2021 and the America’s Cup.

“While the tournament will attract global visitors, we need to ensure they find it easy to move between our regions, and that we make the most of the fantastic business leverage opportunities surrounding the event,” says Nick Hill.

With the agreement signed, the first step for the regions will be to form a working group to decide on key projects and move them forward with specific agreed targets.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

PM's Statement: Deadly Eruption Of Whakaari / White Island

At this stage, we can confirm that amongst those currently listed as missing or injured are New Zealanders who were part of the tour operation, and tourists from Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. That is to the best of our knowledge.

To those who have lost or are missing family and friends, we share in your unfathomable grief at this moment in time, and in your sorrow. Your loved ones stood alongside kiwis who were hosting you here. We grieve with you, and we grieve with them... More>>

Police Update: Five Confirmed Dead - Eight People Unaccounted For
Work has continued overnight to respond to the eruption on White Island. Enquiries with tour operators indicate that 47 people were on White Island at the time of the eruption. Police can now advise that in addition to the five people confirmed deceased, eight people remain unaccounted for following the eruption. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Eruption And Tourism Safety
Adventure tourism is a central theme in New Zealand tourism, and by definition, adventure always includes a certain level of risk. That said, New Zealand itself is also at risk of being seen as a tourism destination where commercial factors – rather than safety factors – are routinely allowed to determine the point where the boundary line of acceptable risk is being drawn. More>>

 

Big, Bold, Permanent Change Needed: Children's Commissioner On 2019 Child Poverty Monitor

“I want to see family incomes dramatically raised by increasing benefits and making the minimum wage a living wage. And the Government needs to move much faster at increasing the supply of social housing..." More>>

ALSO:

RNZ Live Updates: Weather Mayhem Strands Tourists; Major Roads Closed

Hundreds of tourists are stranded on the West Coast, and on the other side of the South Island a flood-damaged bridge has closed State Highway 1, after a weekend of torrential rain... More>>

ALSO:

Policing: Armoured Specialist Police Vehicles

New Zealand Police has taken delivery of three Armoured Special Purpose Vehicles. The vehicles are unmarked and look like standard Toyota Land cruisers... They will not be used for patrol. More>>

Single Use PVC And Polystyrene Out: Next Steps On Plastic Waste

The Government will phase out more single-use plastics following the success of its single-use plastic bag ban earlier this year and the release today of a pivotal report for dealing with waste. More>>

ALSO:

Faafoi Statement: Minister's Suspicious Immigration Texts

I have apologised to the Prime Minister and understand I have let her down in regards to my dealings with Jason Kerrison over an immigration matter concerning his family. More>>

ALSO:

NZ First Conflicts Of Interest: New Details Around Timeline

New information has emerged showing it was the New Zealand First chief of staff who identified potential conflicts of interest between a forestry company and two senior government ministers, sparking a series of declarations. More>>

Earlier:

Donations:

Five New Cancer Meds In Six Months: Pharmac Funds More Cancer Medicines, Faster Assessment

PHARMAC has confirmed that two new medicines – olaparib for ovarian cancer and fulvestrant for breast cancer – have been approved for funding... Rituximab and bortezomib, which are already funded, have also been approved for widened access following successful commercial proposals from new suppliers. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels