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City futures on film Tuesday 1st July 2014

From this week, the Auckland Council is accepting 1 minute long video submissions to answer the question “What should Auckland spend money on to become the world's most liveable city?” The competition is open to under 25s and seeks to engage young people in the choices around Auckland’s 10-year spending plan, the Long-term Plan 2015-2025, which sets out how much the council will spend, what on, where and when.

“Auckland is preparing for its biggest ever investment in its future. There are plans for better ways to get around, how we treat our environment, events and things that will make our neighbourhoods safer, and also things that will create new opportunities for young people,” says Auckland Council’s youth advocate, Councillor Linda Cooper.

Auckland filmmakers have from 30 June to midnight 20 July to submit their video. Finalist’s videos will be put on YouTube, with the winners being those with the most views. First place will receive a $3000 prize. Wellington City Council is set to run a similar competition in July.

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