May­ors back Poriru“a’s Gi­ga­town bid

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Porirua is the only North Is­land town in the Gi­ga­town com­pe­ti­tion. Win­ning Gi­ga­town will en­able Porirua and the re­gion s businesses and fam­i­lies to be bet­ter con­nected with one an­other and the rest of the world, says Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett. This could open the door for very fast re­gional in­ter­net. With 50% of our people trav­el­ling to Welling­ton to work ev­ery day and 21% of the Porirua work­force com­ing from people could work more from home. It would take cars off the roads, im­prov­ing life bal­ance, and could lead to more pub­lic able along the rail cor­ri­dors. The sky s the limit re­ally. Mayor Leggett says UFB will cre­ate a closer, ! tive hav­ing a lot of people in a com­mon area, bet­ter able to col­lab­o­rate and move large amounts of in­for­ma­tion in real time be­tween each other and out to the world. He says the eco­nomic ad­van­tages would be huge, with part of the win­ning pack­age in­clud­ing $200,000 to­ward an in­cu­ba­tor , ! - ing more jobs and new ca­reers. That s go­ing to help the whole re­gion, not just Porirua. It would im­prove ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties too, es­pe­cially for young people. ( . / * ing our young pop­u­la­tion with bet­ter on­line learn­ing, we can fuel the growth of the en­tire re­gion with a dig­i­tally lit­er­ate work­force. He wel­comes the sup­port of Welling­ton Mayor Celia Wade Brown, Hutt Mayor Ray Wal­lace, Up­per Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy, Kapiti Mayor Ross Church and Greater Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil Chair­per­son Fran Wilde. Hear di­rectly from a raft of dif­fer­ent businesses on how im­por­tant they see win­ning Gi­ga­town to be, in a se­ries of videos http://youtube/Ri4YHz1XKlY. You can help, no mat­ter where you live.

Hutt Mayor Ray Wal­lace, Kapiti Mayor Ross Church, Welling­ton Mayor Celia Wade Brown, Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett, Greater Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil Chair­per­son Fran Wilde and Up­per Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy join forces for the re­gion’s ben­e­fit.

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