Heart of the City chief says voucher scheme nice idea, but not enough

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 2 Dec 2021, 8:23AM
Auckland CBD (Photo / Edward Swift)
Auckland CBD (Photo / Edward Swift)

Heart of the City chief says voucher scheme nice idea, but not enough

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 2 Dec 2021, 8:23AM

The combined Government and Auckland Council voucher and discount programme is being described as nice idea, but not enough. 

The $37.5 million fund includes 100-thousand vouchers for Aucklanders this summer, in a bid to reactivate the city 

They can be used for a range of attractions and public facilities - but nothing for hospitality.  

Heart of the City chief executive Viv Beck told Mike Hosking the intention is good, but it's not going to touch the sides of what is needed. 

“People are really worried, we’re in red, people are asking why we are in red. There is absolutely no certainty how long red’s going to last or how we’ll get out of it.” 

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