Friday, March 26, 2010

Report: NZ Government helps Auckland host VOR stopover

[Source: The National Business Review] The Government will work with Auckland City Council to help the city host a stopover for the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

The Government has agreed to contribute $1.5 million from its Major Events Development Fund to support the council's initiative.

The Volvo Ocean Race is a round-the-world yacht race, held every three years, and spans a nine-month period that includes a number of stopovers to allow for boat maintenance and crew rest.

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