Tags : regional

Moriori Claims Settlement Bill passes first reading

Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little today welcomed Moriori to Parliament to witness the first reading of the Moriori Claims Settlement Bill. “This bill is the culmination of years of dedication and hard work from all the parties involved. I am delighted to reach this significant milestone today,” Andrew Little said. “No settlement package […]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

Tongariro visitors asked to respect the maunga

A campaign to help visitors stay safe and nurture the special values of Tongariro National Park, one of the country’s most popular summer visitor experiences launches today, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. Aligned with the Tiaki Promise and led by Ngāti Hikairo ki Tongariro and the Department of Conservation (DOC), the campaign builds understanding of the unique […]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

Government backs East Coast marine infrastructure

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has today announced the Government is supporting the creation of new marine infrastructure in northern Te Tairāwhiti on the North Island’s East Coast. The Government has approved in principle an allocation of up to $45 million to support the construction of a marine transport facility at a suitable bay to increase […]readmore

Government backing Auckland jobs with big construction project

The Government will invest up to $200 million in a large construction project in central Auckland, that will create up to 750 jobs and provide confidence to the sector, Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones announced today. Financial support for the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work construction project […]readmore

Pacific Ministers meet to discuss regional economic priorities

The Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) begins today and will focus on the major economic and social impacts of COVID-19 on the Pacific. FEMM is an important congregation of Economic Ministers and senior officials from around the region, and for the first time, the annual meeting will be held virtually. Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher […]readmore

New fund to support housing and construction sector

A $350 million Residential Development Response Fund is being established to support the residential construction sector and to minimise the economic impact from COVID-19, the Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods has announced. “The Residential Development Response Fund will help to progress stalled or at-risk developments that support our broader housing objectives such as ensuring the […]readmore

PGF support for Wairoa creates jobs

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment of $3.78 million in Wairoa will create much needed economic stimulus and jobs, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. PGF projects announced today include: ·         $200,000 loan to Nuhaka Kiwifruit Holdings Ltd (operated by Pine Valley Orchard Ltd) to increase the productivity of an existing horticulture infrastructure ·         $2 million […]readmore

PGF supports Hawke’s Bay community and environmental projects

The Government is investing more than $1.6 million from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) for a wide range of community and environmental projects in Hawke’s Bay, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. These announcements today are part of the Government’s commitment to supporting regional economies in the wake of Covid-19 with its PGF […]readmore