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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Fostering the Bay of Plenty's Maori economy by unlocking the potential of the emerging Maori workforce is a key focus of Awhina August's new role as Kaihautu Ohanga Maori -
Bay of Plenty Maori economic development navigator.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Ensuring secondary school students in the Eastern Bay of Plenty are better connected to the range of career options available and to local employment opportunities is the key aim of a new career service being part-funded through Toi-EDA by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Growing the wider Bay of Plenty’s prosperity by empowering Māori youth through education and skills is a key focus of a collaborative approach between the Bay of Plenty’s Tertiary Intentions Strategy (TIS), Bay of Connections and He Mauri Ohooho, the region’s Māori economic development plan.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
An ambitious target to create 400 jobs attributed to direct use geothermal projects by 2025 will be helped by the development of a new role, aimed at removing barriers and speeding up investment in the geothermal industry.
Friday, July 14, 2017
A grant of up to $50,000 from the Irrigation Acceleration Fund will see economic growth opportunities for the Bay of Plenty identified through a water study focussed on effective water use and sustainable options for development in the region.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
An ambitious economic development plan which has already seen investment in the Opotiki sea farm and harbour development, increased Maori knowledge of direct use geothermal and unused land turned to kiwifruit orchards, has established its next areas of focus.
The refreshed Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Action Plan, which has 38 news actions and 46 actions removed, was unveiled in front of more than 120 stakeholders today at the 2017 Annual Bay of Connections and Regional Growth Programme Forum.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we needed to change the date of the 2017 Bay of Connections and Regional Growth Programme Forum. We apologise for any confusion this may have caused.
The forum will now take place from 10am-1.30pm on Friday 14 July, 2017 at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua.
For catering and seating purposes, please reserve your place for the new event, even if you already did so for the previous date.