Passionate about growing the Hutt economy and creating good jobs for Hutt residents, Chris Bishop also believes that Technology Valley is about making the Lower and Upper Hutt some of the best cities in New Zealand - with great companies at the forefront of the new economy, a thriving industry and a vibrant community.

Chris invited members of the public to meet and discuss raising the awareness of "Technology Valley", starting a discussion about what steps are needed to be taken as a community to make the idea a reality and to drive the idea forward by engaging with a large audience and generating momentum and enthusiasm.

Key speakers were:

  • Hutt City Councillor Chris Milne
  • Kayne Horsham from Kaynemaile
  • Hutt City Deputy Mayor David Bassett
  • Richard Perry from Callaghan

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