Commerce Chamber Head Slams Message of APEC Signs
by Selwyn Manning
Auckland Chamber of Commerce’s Michael
Barnett says APEC motorway signs are too confusing.
signs are designed to warm Auckland motorists that delays
and closures can be expected during the APEC leader’s
The motorways will be closed to public traffic
while motorcades of heads of state and other dignitaries are
escorted and transported to Auckland’s central business
But Mr Barnett says the signs are intimidating
and are sending the wrong message to Aucklanders.
the signs are warning of chaos during APEC. This is
dismissive and defeatist. Every effort, Mr Barnett says,
should be made to keep Auckland as operable as possible
during the conference, not to create a public
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