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Regional Data Group

Thursday, July 15, 2021 Read and add comments (0) *}

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Bay of Connections’ Data Project was created in response to our region’s request for quality data and insights – a demand that is a good fit with our focus on supporting and enabling the region’s growth.

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Inaugural Geothermal Week

Thursday, July 15, 2021 Read and add comments (0) *}

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Taupō’s inaugural Geothermal Week is set to showcase New Zealand’s world-class geothermal expertise, resources, and opportunities.

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Bay of Plenty’s thriving aquaculture industry

Thursday, July 15, 2021 Read and add comments (0) *}

Fifteen years ago, the Bay of Plenty had little more than a fledgling aquaculture industry, but it was a mine of untapped potential.

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Climate Change Commission's recommendations

Monday, June 21, 2021 Read and add comments (0) *}

Phasing out fossil fuel boilers and coal, establishing a plan for new native forests and ensuring nearly all imported cars are electric by 2035 are some of the recommendations in the Climate Change Commission’s final report to Government.

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Timber-first policy revealed

Monday, June 21, 2021 Read and add comments (2) *}

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Overhauls to the building industry could be on the horizon following the Government’s adoption of a timber-first policy.

It comes as new research shows building industry emissions need to be halved in the next 10 years if the country is to achieve its 2050 carbon target.

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Immigration reset

Monday, June 21, 2021 Read and add comments (0) *}

Government minister Stuart Nash makes a speech about resetting New Zealand's immigration system on behalf of Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

A move away from relying on low-skilled workers to attracting those with higher skills is a key part of the Government’s recently proposed “reset” of New Zealand's immigration policies.

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Regional Strategic Partnership Fund

Monday, June 21, 2021 Read and add comments (0) *}

Plans are moving ahead to replace the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) with a significantly smaller fund that will offer seed capital to kick start regional projects. Replacing the original $3b PGF in favour of the new $200m Regional Strategic Partnership Fund was one of Labour’s promises before the last election.

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Economic Development New Zealand (EDNZ) conference

Monday, June 21, 2021 Read and add comments (0) *}

Economic Development conference

Ensuring regional economies not only survive, but thrive, in a post-COVID climate was at the heart of presentations delivered during the recent EDNZ conference.

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Connecting the region's cycle trails

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Read and add comments (0) *}

While well-connected cycle trails have obvious lifestyle, commuter and climate change impacts, there is also the potential to drive economic and tourism returns.

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Bay of Plenty property market

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Read and add comments (0) *}

Bay of Plenty’s property sector continues to be red hot, with sustained buyer demand, low interest rates and housing stock shortages fuelling the market in nearly every town and city in the region.

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