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Welcome to the latest Bay of Connections update.
Yearly Report launched
After a year of significant economic action and achievement, Bay of Connections launched its Yearly Report in Tauranga on Monday (November 30). As well as the work on the Regional Growth Study and Economic Action Plan, the six business-as-usual Bay of Connections strategies have also progressed positively throughout the year.
Through lobbying, submissions and working in close partnership with central and local government, the industry-led action groups have led activity which has a positive impact for our region. Thank you to all those who have been involved this year in making a difference in all the key sector.
Bay of Connections has launched a new-look website, in recognition of its ongoing development. See our website here.
Entries to the 2016 EECA Awards are now open, celebrating innovation and outstanding achievements in energy efficiency, and the Bay of Connections is encouraging local organisations to put themselves forward
The awards are a great opportunity to recognise energy efficiency excellence and renewable energy projects across businesses both large and small, public sector organisations and the wider community.
For categories and more information, click here
RGS next steps
Implementation of actions in the Regional Growth Study kicks off in 2016, with action leads for the nine key priority areas confirmed shortly.
As promised, there will be annual forums for regional stakeholders on RGS progress, as well as Bay of Connections updates. They will take place each June or July with the first one starting in 2016. We will keep you posted as dates are confirmed.
Merry Christmas and thank you for your support over the past year, we look forward to continuing to work alongside you in 2016.
Cheryl Lewis (nee MacGregor)
Bay of Connections portfolio manager
Friday, December 4, 2015