Billy T ushers in TGH milestones

Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) said today that the official opening of the new Hoyts cinema complex at Te Awa tonight, and the screening of the world premiere of Billy T – Te Movie, marked a number of milestones for the company.

CEO Mike Pohio said they are also hugely proud that a film about a kiwi icon and a local son was to premiere at Te Awa.

“As landlord, we are delighted to have the country’s first all digital cinema complex. “And as a long term investor we also want to forge enduring relationships, and we are delighted to have done so with Hoyts.” “One of our key aims is to develop locally but to international standards.” “Because it’s an all digital complex, the hundredth movie screening is as good as the first. It also means that it can screen in 3D, so its future proofed.

Mr Pohio said that TGH was constantly striving to find ways to bring freshness and vitality to its developments. “The state-of-the-art technology means the new complex also promises to revolutionise how we perceive and use cinema facilities. “For example, the complex can screen live rugby matches or rock concerts,” he said. “A travel agency, for instance, could use a theatre to run a virtual guided tour for customers wanting to select their next holiday destination.” “A real estate firm could link bidders sitting in cinema seats with a live auction being held in another city.” “A company AGM can be held there, linked with all the main cities; new products or services can be launched; or a simulcast beamed to staff throughout the country.“ Mr Pohio said that the opening of the Hoyts complex signaled the end of the construction and main fit-out phase of Te Awa.

“Some tenancies for the hospitality precinct are still to be finalised and the last phase of Te Awa – the upstairs retail precinct – will be finished in due course.

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For further information contact Mike Pohio 021 555 978

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