KIWI DEVELOPER GETS LEASE FOR SAMOA RESORT

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Oct. 1) – A New Zealand developer has secured the lease of government land near Apia for a seaside resort that includes a man-made island.

Developer Gordon Taylor has spent several years in difficult negotiations with government for lease of the land at Taumeasina. .

After the signing of the 80 year lease, Taylor promised to build a hotel better than the famous Aggie Grey’s or any other in the country,

The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Faumuina Liuga, signed for Government.

Mr Taylor said he was part Samoan and also has Tongan blood.

[PIR editor’s note: According to a July 2, 2004 story in the Samoa Observer, Taylor has spent several years in difficult negotiations with government for lease of the land at Taumeasina. .After the signing of the 80 year lease, Taylor promised to build a hotel better than the famous Aggie Grey’s or any other in the country.]

Story posted on October 2, 2006 by Pacific Islands Report with permission from Radio New Zealand International.

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