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Auckland Mayor pushes to unlock trade routes

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 19 Apr 2024, 8:38am
 Photo / Michael Craig
Photo / Michael Craig

Auckland Mayor pushes to unlock trade routes

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 19 Apr 2024, 8:38am

Auckland's Mayor wants the city to serve as an air and freight hub between Asia and South America. 

The idea has drawn new attention with the New Zealand Brazil Business Chamber, pitching a direct flight from Auckland to São Paulo which could bring in millions in trade in its first year. 

The mayor's also keen to see direct flights to India. 

Wayne Brown told Mike Hosking that these routes should've been unlocked years ago. 

He says the shortest route from anything south of Hong Kong and Guangzhou to South America goes right over the top of Auckland, so the city is missing out on a huge amount of trade. 

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