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Rangatahi Māori gather in Tauranga for youth summit

Thursday, March 1, 2018

See the full Te Karere video here

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Bay of Plenty to seek share of $1b fund

Friday, February 23, 2018

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The wider Bay of Plenty region, its economy and its people stand to significantly benefit from the launch of the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), says the Chairman of the Bay of Connections regional growth strategy, Doug Leeder.

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Provincial Growth Fund boost to regions

Friday, February 23, 2018

Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Fletcher Tabuteau has congratulated Minister Jones on launching the Provincial Growth Fund in Gisborne today.

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Future focus on Upper North Island logistics

Friday, February 23, 2018

The future of the upper North Island ports, including whether Ports of Auckland should be relocated, will be considered as part of a wider transport and logistics strategy, Associate Minister of Transport Shane Jones has today announced.
Cabinet has approved a programme of work to develop a comprehensive Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy to ensure our supply chain is fit-for-purpose in the long term.

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Rail: $8m injection to reboot regional rail

Friday, February 23, 2018

Regional Economic Development Minister and Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones has today announced the first of many regional rail initiatives the Government is looking to support.

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One billion tree programme underway

Friday, February 23, 2018

Collaborative efforts towards the ambitious one billion trees target are well under way with the first areas of land needed for Crown Forestry planting this winter committed, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says.

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Provincial Growth Fund open for business

Friday, February 23, 2018

The new $1 billion per annum Provincial Growth Fund has been officially launched in Gisborne today by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones.

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Bay of Plenty Rugby Union gets international exposure in Japan

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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More than seven million Japanese people have been exposed to the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union and its Game on English programme following a feature in one of Japan's largest newspapers.

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Geothermal matchmaker steaming ahead with plans to create jobs in Bay of Plenty and beyond

Friday, February 9, 2018

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Andy Blair describes her role as something of a geothermal matchmaker – it's about connecting those with resource to those who can benefit, creating jobs in the process.

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Omaio whānau trust seeking partners to progress kiwifruit opportunity

Monday, November 13, 2017

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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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