Support for NZ to have another tilt at hosting Comm Games

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 8:54AM
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Support for NZ to have another tilt at hosting Comm Games

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 8:54AM

Support for New Zealand to have another tilt at hosting the Commonwealth Games. 

Organisers have reduced the number of mandatory sports down to athletics and swimming. 

Auckland business association Heart of the City says the event would bring increases to GDP and tourism.  

Birmingham is hosting next year's games, but the slot for 2026 remains open.  

Heart of the City Chief Executive Viv Beck told Tim Dower says the gains would be more than just economic. 

"It's also good because people rally around, kids participate and volunteers get involved. There's a lot of upside." 

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