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Wellington Airport welcomes closer ties with Canberra

Media Release - Wellington Airport welcomes closer ties with Canberra – 5 August 2016

Wellington Airport welcomes the 30 year agreement signed earlier this week between Australia National University and investment management firm H.R.L Morrison and Co.

The deal represents a great example of the closer relationship developing between the Wellington and Canberra. With the Singapore Airlines flights between the two capitals about to commence in September, the new connectivity has already opened the door a number of opportunities.

The capital cities signed sister-city agreements in July to help create strong cultural, economic, political and environmental links. The Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Canberra Business Chamber also signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The chambers will focus on promoting trade, tourism and business between the regions, including sharing information on trade, economic and technology information, and will promote seminars, forums and exhibitions in each other's region.

The Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) to co-operate across a number of areas, including business incubation, business accelerator and scale-up programs to foster economic growth. WREDA is also supporting the new tourism opportunity, with marketing and PR campaigns focusing on attracting Canberrans to Wellington.

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