Tags : Regional Economic Development

Increased infrastructure investments secure economic recovery

Increased infrastructure investment will play a critical part in Aotearoa New Zealand’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.“We will build back better from COVID-19. We have the opportunity to build the houses, schools, hospitals and transport networks our country needs, while adding momentum to our economic recovery,” Grant Robertson said.“Budget 2021 sees a 50 percent increase […]readmore

Government remains focused on building back better

Budget 2021 will sharpen the focus on supporting the New Zealand economic recovery as the Government continues to keep New Zealanders safe from COVID-19. Speaking at a BNZ Breakfast event in Wellington this morning Grant Robertson released the 2021 Budget Policy Statement saying the May Budget provides a chance to take stock of how New […]readmore

Investment Fund a Step Towards Ngā Hapū o Ngāpuhi’s Future

An Investment Fund established for the benefit of ngā hapū o Ngāpuhi is a significant step in the Crown’s efforts to restore its relationship with the iwi and its commitment to help ngā hapū meet their economic aspirations for the future, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little announced today. “The ability to engage in […]readmore

Deal struck to speed up removal of aluminium dross from

The Government has announced a resolution to speed up the removal from Mataura of ouvea premix, an aluminum dross by-product stored in an old paper mill site next to the river. Environment Minister David Parker said he hopes the resolution gives Mataura residents greater peace of mind as they will no longer need to worry about […]readmore

Nationwide community events for Waitangi Day 2021

Community events from Northland to Southland and from the West Coast to the Chatham Islands will draw people together to commemorate Waitangi Day, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Carmel Sepuloni said today.“Thirty-four grants totalling $288,000 have gone to organisations throughout Aotearoa to support events commemorating the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and […]readmore

Ministers receive Southland Advisory Group report on intensive winter grazing

Ministers David Parker and Damien O’Connor are considering a report and recommendations from the Southland Advisory Group on intensive winter grazing, released today. New intensive winter grazing regulations come into force in May 2021 as part of the Essential Freshwater package. That package was delivered to stop further degradation of waterways, make material improvement in […]readmore

Economic update shows faster recovery

The Government’s decision to act quickly in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a better than expected economic recovery, Grant Robertson says. The Treasury today released its latest economic and fiscal forecasts in the 2020 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update. While New Zealand’s economy contracted in 2020, it is forecast to […]readmore

Manawatū Gorge replacement highway motors ahead

Transport Minister Michael Wood broke ground for Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway – the new road that will replace the former SH3 route through the Manawatū Gorge today. Michael Wood was joined by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Woodville to mark the occasion along with Tararua District Mayor Tracey Collis, local MPs Tangi […]readmore

New Zealand signs Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

Increase to New Zealand’s GDP by around $2 billion each year·       Increase opportunities for NZ exporters to access regional markets·       Cuts red tape and offers one set of trade rules across the Asia Pacific region·       New government procurement, competition policy and electronic commerce offers NZ exporters increased business opportunities Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export […]readmore

3100 jobs created through marae upgrades

Hundreds of marae throughout the country will be upgraded through investments from the Provincial Growth Fund’s refocused post COVID-19 funding to create jobs and put money into the pockets of local tradespeople and businesses, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta have announced. “A total of 351 marae all over […]readmore