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

 

The Fifty Must Ask Rugby World Cup Questions

T LG The Tourism & Leisure Group Limited MEDIA RELEASE

The Fifty Must Ask Rugby World Cup Questions

While most people hope that the Rugby World Cup is a resounding success, we will need to take count of how it benefited not only rugby and the economy, but also the community at large says Ray Sleeman, Director of the Tourism and Leisure Group. At the same time we need to identify those things that didn’t go quite so well. The latter is important because if we are to target more large sporting events for New Zealand, then we have to ensure that where improvements are required (funding, management, facilities etc), they are addressed.

Fifty questions (www.tourismleisuregroup.co.nz/blog.html) under the headings Economic, Environmental and Social from an infrastructure and event perspective highlight the key areas that need to be reviewed. The responses will essentially determine whether the RWC was a success or not for the country and all Kiwis.

Some will argue that if New Zealand wins the RWC 2011 then it must have been a success. This is a naive approach especially when there has been major investment from the public purse. Those responsible for the public investment in the RWC must be accountable for their decisions and results.

Key areas for review include:

How much was invested through public and private investment in RWC 2011

What was the net economic benefit for New Zealand? What are the legacies from the RWC?
Is New Zealand capable of hosting more major events and do we want to? Are communities better off because of the RWC?

Is the planning for the review already underway? If not then we have missed the opportunity to collect some important data before RWC starts.

End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 



SEA: Another First For Solar Energy In New Zealand

The Sustainable Energy Association NZ (SEANZ) congratulates Sunergise on the commissioning of the Sunergise Kapuni Solar Power Plant, the largest in the country... More>>

Accenture: More Boomers Than Zoomers Want To Work From Home

While often associated with tech savvy Gen Z or Zoomers, new global research from Accenture shows that the push for more flexible working environments is being led by Gen Xers and Baby Boomers... More>>


Maritime Union: Deepening Supply Chain Crisis Requires Action

Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Craig Harrison says the global COVID-19 pandemic exposed pre-existing weaknesses in our logistics sector, and created enormous problems... More>>


Banking: Westpac New Zealand To Remain Part Of Westpac Group

Westpac New Zealand Limited (WNZL) remains part of Westpac Group following a decision for the two businesses not to demerge. Westpac Group Chief Executive Officer, Peter King, said: “After a detailed review, we believe a demerger of the WNZL business would not be in the best interests of shareholders... More>>

Mercury: Enters Into Binding Agreements To Acquire Trustpower’s Retail Business

Mercury NZ Limited (Mercury) has announced that it has entered into binding agreements with Trustpower Limited (Trustpower, NZX:TPW) to acquire Trustpower’s retail business for NZ$441 million... More>>

ALSO:


ASB: New Zealanders Missing Out On Hundreds Of Millions In KiwiSaver Government Contributions

New Zealanders have just over a week to ensure they’re eligible for the maximum annual government KiwiSaver contribution... More>>