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Read the latest news and updates regarding the Bay of Connections Regional Development Strategy, its actions plans, initiatives and people.

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BOP report highlights key tertiary education priorities

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Increasing Māori participation in tertiary education is crucial to the wellbeing and economic growth in the Bay of Plenty, according to a report ahead of a collective action plan to deliver industry-focused education and research in the region. The Bay of Plenty Tertiary Action Plan (TAP) has ...

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Govt to undertake Bay of Plenty growth study

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced a new study to evaluate opportunities for increasing investment, employment and incomes in the Bay of Plenty. The Bay of Plenty Regional Growth Study, commissioned by the Ministry of Business,...

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Regional Growth Study to catalyse region’s opportunities

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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The Government’s announcement of a Regional Growth Study for the wider Bay of Plenty will further contribute to growth and development in the region, building on the strong relationship between the region and central Government and enabling the two to work even closer to catalyse key opportuni...

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Action plan targets better education in the Bay

Thursday, June 5, 2014
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Local industry, community groups and education providers in the wider Bay of Plenty have come together to form a collective action plan for tertiary education and research in the region and are seeking input from the wider community. The Tertiary Action Plan (TAP) has been established to define...

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New Member for Bay of Connections

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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Priority One director, Simon Clarke, has been appointed to the Bay of Connections Governance Group as its Western Bay of Plenty business representative. The Bay of Connections is the regional growth strategy for the wider Bay of Plenty region, which incorporates Eastern and Western Bay of Pl...

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New Māori rep for Bay of Connections

Sunday, May 4, 2014
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The Bay of Connections has appointed Dr Riri Ellis as the new Māori Representative on its Governance Group. Dr Ellis joins Anthony Olsen on the group as its second Māori Business Representative. She is currently the chair of the Māori Advisory Group, established by the Bay of Connections to ...

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Forestry Policy Announcements Welcomed by Bay of Connections

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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The Bay of Connections has welcomed Labour’s policy announcements to support the industry’s journey “from volume to value” meaning the sector is high on their agenda. Labour’s policy announcement includes initiatives such as tax deferrals in the form of accelerated depreciation to enc...

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High hopes with BOP Māori economic development strategy

Monday, March 17, 2014
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Linking Bay of Plenty's Maori economic growth with its Maori wellbeing is the vision of He Mauri Ohooho, New Zealand's first regionally co-ordinated Maori economic development strategy. Read NZ Herald article below: NZ Herald: Monday Mar 17, 2014

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Ōpōtiki’s Harbour Redevelopment images spark imagination

Thursday, March 6, 2014
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Photo simulations of Ōpōtiki’s Harbour Redevelopment Project have sparked the imagination of the local community and reignited discussion of the benefits that the redevelopment would bring to the town. Produced by Isthmus Consultants, the photo imagery brings to life the harbour structures ...

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Launch of BOP Māori economic strategy first of its kind

Thursday, February 20, 2014
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New Zealand’s first regionally coordinated Māori Economic Development Strategy was officially launched in the Bay of Plenty today after two years of development and the input of more than 200 iwi and Māori business representatives. The strategy, He Mauri Ohooho, has been developed under the...

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