Statistics prove: Wellington dominates NZ film industry

Media release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
Figures released by Statistics New Zealand yesterday highlight the importance of Wellington’s film industry and confirm its dominance of the national industry according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Court approves council’s $11m plan for bus lanes in the Manners Mall

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The Environment Court yesterday approved the Wellington City Council’s $11m plan to allow buses to drive through the Manners Mall. The Court rejected an appeal from the action group The City Is Ours who have been campaigning against the plan.

“Neither singly nor cumulatively do any of the arguments put forward by the society come remotely close to persuading us that the disadvantages of this proposal outweigh the advantages or, put another way, that the concept of sustainable management would be better served by maintaining the status quo or by adopting any of the other options put forward as being reasonably practicable,” ruled the Court.

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Tunnel option best for Basin, says CofC

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce will be urging the government to consider the underground option for the Basin Reserve as well as the Buckle Street sections of State Highway One. Read more »

CofC says Air NZ’s plan will boost Wellington economy

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes the announcement from Air New Zealand that it intends to reconfigure its Tasman and Pacific Island products. Read more »

CofC and Employers to combine

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
The President of the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce Jo Bransgrove and the President of the Employers and Manufacturers Association Central Peter McKee today announced that the governance of their organisations are circulating resolutions to their members seeking agreement for the Chamber to collaborate more closely with EMA Central, and potentially other organisations in the region. Read more »

CofC predicts more jobs in Wellington, in spite of rise in NZ unemployment

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
While unemployment continues to rise, the outlook for the Wellington labour market shows some promise according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Wellington seeks more trade with India

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the news that negotiations for a bilateral FTA with India are to commence and emphasised the importance including services in the negotiation. Read more »

CofC welcomes choice of new ambassador

The appointment of Mike Moore as New Zealand Ambassador to Washington is an inspired choice according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce given the importance of New Zealand’s business and trading relationship with the US. Read more »

Opinion: effective transport links and Ministerial travel

By Charles Finny, Chief Executive of the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce

I was intending to write some words on Wellington’s international linkages, but can’t resist commenting on the decisions that Government announced last week on Transmission Gully and the rest of the Levin to Wellington Airport Road of National Significance.
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AA thrilled, CofC delighted with expressway plans

Press Release – Automobile Association
The Chairman of the Automobile Association’s Wellington District Council John Christianson says today is a great day for the region with the announcement that Transmission Gully and other upgrades will go ahead to improve SH1 between Wellington Airport and Levin.
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CofC advises spending constraint needed

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
Rapid population growth and rising visitor numbers risk an early rise in interest rates if government doesn’t contain its expenditure according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Gulf States agreement good for Wellington, says CofC

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
A Free Trade Agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council, our seventh largest trading partner as a group, will provide an invaluable boost into Middle East markets according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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Malaysian free trade deal important for Wellington exporters, says CofC

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Free Trade Agreement with Malaysia, our eighth largest export market, will be a valuable addition to the suite of agreements already signed according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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Wellington’s growth rate is sixth fastest in NZ

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
Wellington city was amongst the fastest growing areas in the country in the year to June 2009 according to population figures released today by Statistics New Zealand.
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CofC repeats its support for Manners Street buses

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
A recent survey by the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce has found over two thirds of Wellington businesses support the Wellington City Council’s proposal to reroute buses through Manners Mall.
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CofC sees uncertain times ahead

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
June quarter GDP figures show that the economy is officially out of recession but uncertain times remain ahead according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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CofC to study revised emissions trading scheme

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
The government’s revised Emissions Trading Scheme is a good improvement on the original proposal but it is still a complicated scheme with a number of issues to be addressed according to the Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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CofC welcomes flights from Paraparaumu Airport

Press Release – Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the prospect of a second commercial airport for Wellington with the Environment Court giving the green light for the redevelopment of Paraparaumu Airport. Read more »

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