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Omaio whānau trust seeking partners to progress kiwifruit opportunity

Monday, November 13, 2017


One hundred and fifty hectares of Māori-owned land in Omaio, near Te Kaha, has taken another step towards its transformation from maize into kiwifruit orchards with the launch of an Information Memorandum today.

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Container Terminal perfect example of regional economic collaboration

Monday, November 13, 2017

Container Terminal perfect example of regional economic collaboration

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New Government announced

Thursday, October 26, 2017

As you will be aware, this week the lineup of new Ministers was announced, including Shane Jones as the Minister for Regional Development, with Rotorua-based Fletcher Tabuteau as his under-secretary.

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New role to guide Maori economic development across the Bay

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.

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October news update

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy October, and we hope your year is great so far. Here’s a few updates from us:

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New Career LinkUp system aims to better connect students to local jobs

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.

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Māori youth key to lifting regional prosperity

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.

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Bay of Plenty targets geothermal growth with new position

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.

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August news update

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Announcement of Geothermal funding

The geothermal action stream received a significant boost this week, with the Government announcing $150,000 towards the establishment of a geothermal business development lead.

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Study to explore water use for BOP economic growth

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.

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