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Venture Southland - $4207 on energy conference

posted Nov 8, 2012, 2:47 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Nov 8, 2012, 2:48 PM ]
"Venture Southland spent nearly $23,000 on the Southland Energy Conference earlier this month, recouping more than $18,500 through sponsorship. The conference, held on October 4, included a series of talks on how to increase energy-efficient buildings in all sectors of the Southland economy and how to develop sustainable energy sources. It included a section for dairy farmers, talking about energy savings that could be made by introducing new technology to the industry. Guest speakers included scientists, academics and three employees of Auckland-based Beacon Pathway environmental consultancy. A day of council workshops took place on October 5 featuring representatives of the region's four councils and some of the speakers. Total expenditure on the conference was $22,871.68, with $18,664 recouped in sponsorship, resulting in a loss of $4207.68, Venture Southland figures show"

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