Building Grill station in New Guinea is set to open in 2019 and will be the first restaurant in the country to use sustainable materials.
New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made the announcement in a speech to the New Zealand Food Summit, a gathering of industry leaders from across the country.
The first two Grill stations in New Zeeland will open by 2019, and a total of 15 locations in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia will also be up and running by 2020.
Ms Arderns announcement follows an announcement in March that the New South Welsh Government had signed an agreement with a local company to supply the first four Grill stations.
The Grill station will have a menu that includes a range of Australian and international ingredients including a range the “food of choice” and the “ultimate dining experience”.
The restaurant will also feature an extensive range of craft beers and spirits.
“The world is changing and the world needs more food and more people,” Ms Ardernes said.
“We’ve made it a priority to find a way to use all of our food and drink and we’re going to bring that to New Zealand.”
That’s the great thing about this country, it’s full of people and I’m sure that we’re a small country but we’re growing.
“Ms Arden said the Grill station was an important part of New Zealand’s vision for the future.”
It’s an important piece of the plan to make New Zealand a world-class place,” she said.
The New Zealand Government will pay for the Grill stations through the new $9.5 million Sustainable Restaurants Program, which is designed to reduce food waste, improve food security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Ms Archerns speech also touched on the ongoing debate over whether the new Grill stations should be run as standalone businesses.”
I don’t think there is a one-size-fits-all solution,” she told the audience.”
A restaurant that’s great for one thing, it might not be good for another, so I think the best way to go about it is to have a team that is committed to this, to having a vision and to being very committed to doing something that’s sustainable.
“Ms Archernes also confirmed that the government was seeking private funding for the first three Grill stations to be up by the end of 2019.”
Our team is very well equipped to go to private investors,” she explained.”
If you’re interested, you can talk to the private investors.
We’ve got an investor on the table that’s willing to support the first two.
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