After nine years on the board of the Otago Chamber of
Commerce, the final three as chairman, PeterMcIntyre has
stood down, having served his three terms in office. As he
leaves, he considers the economic future of Dunedin and
The Otago Chamber of Commerce says it could support a rates
hike that would result in Dunedin's commercial sector paying
A major international investor is eyeing Dunedin with plans
that could pump ''tens of millions of dollars'' into the
city's economy, the Otago Chamber of Commerce says.
Prime Minister John Key managed to clear an ''air of
tension'' in the room yesterday when he addressed the Otago
Chamber of Commerce, president Peter McIntyre said.
It was easy to talk down the local economy, but the evidence
did not back it up, Prime Minister John Key told Scott
Technology workers in Dunedin yesterday.
Conflicting visions of Dunedin's future collided as debate
over the city's draft transport strategy erupted at a public
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has hit back at the Otago Chamber of
Commerce as being ''stuck in a smokestack industry time
The Otago Chamber of Commerce has launched an attack on
Dunedin's draft transport strategy, saying it pushed a
''questionable agenda'' of sustainability while ignoring
major transport issues.
The Otago Chamber of Commerce is keen to be part of the
Government's business growth agenda, president Peter McIntyre
One of the long-standing traditions in New Zealand
business is using the term "Tartan Mafia" to denote any
business person from Otago.
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