Coke commits to Christchurch
Last updated 13:02 31/03/2011
A $15 million Coca-Cola bottling plant is to be built in Christchurch.
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee announced the Coca-Cola Amatil project today, saying it made an important statement about the city's future.
"The clear message from Coca-Cola is it believes Christchurch will maintain its role as the South Island's economic powerhouse," Mr Brownlee said.
"Such a significant show of confidence in Christchurch so soon after the 22 February quake is great news for the local workforce and an important signal to other businesses in the region."