Porirua accentuates the positive

Wednesday 7 January 2004

Outsiders' perceptions may be negative but the reality is that Porirua is surging ahead economically, business people say.

By The Landlord

The latest figures show unemployment in Porirua is just under five per cent, or 2300 people, compared with 10.3 per cent in 2001.

Business Porirua executive director Mandy Natusch said perceptions of the city as being downtrodden were "rubbish".

"If people haven't been here in a long time they will still have that image. People are scared of things they don't understand," she said.

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