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December 2020 news update

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Read and add comments (0) *}

Kia ora koutou,

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Steaming hot – geothermal opportunities abound for wider Bay of Plenty

Monday, December 21, 2020 Read and add comments (0) *}

With a history that stems back to Māori legend, and the potential to support New Zealand’s transition to a low carbon economy, the wider Bay of Plenty region’s geothermal resources offer a globally unique proposition for businesses, developers and investors alike.

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November 2020 News Update

Friday, November 27, 2020 Read and add comments (0) *}

Kia ora koutou,

Many of this year’s big milestone unknowns have now been ticked off ­– we have a new government in place here in New Zealand, and a new president-elect ready to lead the United States in its COVID recovery – all with just over a month to go until the country winds down for the holidays.

After such a tumultuous year we’re looking forward to the big re-build that will be 2021. And here at Bay of Connections, we’ve been talking about our role in making sure any regional plans for the wider Bay of Plenty are cohesive, collaborative and sustainable.

As our leadership group member James Hughes writes below, we have an unprecedented opportunity to reimagine how we live, work and play in urban centres and think about what we can do now that in 50 years we will look back at and be proud of.

The Bay of Connections data function was developed in response to a need for shared regional economic data. This month, we’re releasing our first set of monthly data insights, designed to provide a high-level overview of key indicators across the Bay of Plenty. Each quarter we will be producing more in-depth analysis of these figures.

In this newsletter, we also say haere rā to the wonderful Andy Blair who has been such a force on our leadership team. She is off to continue conquering the world wearing her multiple hats as a business owner, regional leader and mentor. We look forward to continuing to connect with her on various interconnected kaupapa in the future.

Ngā mihi,

Dean Howie

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October 2020 News Update

Monday, October 12, 2020 Read and add comments (0) *}

Tēnā koutou,

It’s pleasing to see the arrival of warmer weather and the region bustling as people head out on boats, boards and bikes to enjoy the final week of the school holidays and the extra hour of daylight in the evenings.

It’s hard to believe we’re already in October, and as we enter the final quarter of the year we welcome news of no active community cases of COVID-19 and Auckland returning to level one, while eagerly anticipating the outcome of the General Election.

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EOI - Bay of Connections Leadership Group Independent Chairperson

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Read and add comments (0) *}

Expressions of interest are being sought for an Independent Chairperson of the Bay of Connections Leadership Group.

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Doing recovery well a ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’ for Bay of Plenty region

Saturday, April 18, 2020 Read and add comments (0) *}


A collaborative and unified regional development plan will be critical to ensure a strong and sustainable recovery from COVID-19.

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Recruitment opportunity

Thursday, April 2, 2020 Read and add comments (0) *}

Programme Manaer - Regional Economic Development

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March 2020 news update

Monday, March 23, 2020 Read and add comments (0) *}

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February 2020 news update

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Read and add comments (0) *}

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Analyst – Data and Insights, Regional Economic Development position now open

Thursday, December 12, 2019 Read and add comments (0) *}


Analyst - Data and Insights Regional Economic Development
Do you want to take your career to the next level at one of New Zealand's most progressive Regional Councils and contribute to the valuable work that we do? If so we have just the right job for you!

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