Auckland mayor to lead Pacific trip
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:25a.m.
Len Brown will lead a group of Auckland business leaders on a trip to Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands next week with the aim of developing closer economic and political relationships with the three countries.
Delegates going on the trip will include business executives from the fields of education, infrastructure and food and beverage – sectors which make up 23 percent of the Auckland economy and are listed as priorities in Auckland Council’s Economic Development Strategy.
The trip comes in a year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship between New Zealand and Samoa, as well as the 50th anniversary of Samoan independence.
“I am proud of the close association we enjoy with the Samoan, Tongan and Cook Island communities living in the Auckland region,” says Mayor Len Brown. “We value their very special contribution to the diversity and vibrancy of our city. We want to see sustainable economic development flourish between our countries, and enable the communities of the Pacific to enjoy a secure and prosperous future.”
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2/07/2012 12:39:05 p.m.
Come on - this is a bit of a junket really - escaping NZ in the coldest time of the year for the warmth of the Pacific Islands.... There should be no political aim in this trip - it should be politically neutral. Economically? These islands would not survive economically if it were not for NZ and Oz.If Len Brown and his group were serious about the political and economic relationship in the Pacific Islands they would also be heading to Fiji. Fiji is becoming the economic powerhouse of the Pacific Islands and is starting to stand on its own "two feet" economically. TV3 - how about asking Len why he isn't going to Fiji?
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