25 May 2020

What is the plan for Auckland's economic recovery?

From Nine To Noon, 9:35 am on 25 May 2020
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Auckland has taken a massive hit from Covid 19 and more pain is to come. A report for the business association Heart of the City by independent economists Strateg.Ease suggests a loss of nearly 12,500 jobs in the Auckland CBD alone. The city council's economic development agency, ATEED, estimates nearly $14 million has been lost in major events cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic - with the future of others uncertain. What is the plan for the economic recovery of our latest city? Kathryn talks with Nick Hill, Chief Executive of Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development, Heart of the City Chief Executive Viv Beck and ANZ Chief Economist Sharon Zollner.