Trade group on way to China

The city's leaders are winging their way to China today in an effort to build strong trade relationships.

Invercargill City Council chief executive Richard King, Mayor Tim Shadbolt, Deputy Mayor Darren Ludlow, chairman of finance Neil Boniface and chairman of infrastructure and services Lindsay Thomas are all travelling to Asia on the week-long trip funded by ratepayers.

King said the trip would involve a range of visits to cultural centres, meetings with mayors, visits to fabric companies that wanted to use more merino and a trip to a distillery.

The possibilities for education and tourism in China were enormous and Invercargill needed to capitalise on the potential, he said.

The Southland Times