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Business in Bay brilliant

The drive to make Hawke’s Bay the country’s most innovative region has not slowed a year on from the kick-off of an inspired Government-supported plan. Matariki – Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy was launched last year, with the aim of ensuring: ‘Every household and every whānau is actively engaged in, contributing to and benefiting from, a thriving Hawke's Bay economy’.

19 July 2017

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Share of $50m injection for youth employment strategy welcome news for Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is set to directly benefit from a $50 million cash injection announced by the Government on Wednesday to help at-risk young people into employment or training.

The region shares a slice of the investment along with three other regions including Northland, the Eastern Bay of Plenty and East Coast over a four year period. Each region has been targeted by the Government as having a higher proportion of young people at risk of long-term unemployment. The investment into Hawke’s Bay supports the already extensive action plan being delivered under ‘Matariki’ - the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS).

17 July 2017

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TechTalks – Sharing our innovation and technology stories

TechTalks, a new business event focusing on digital innovation, is a showcase of current and future technology where industry experts and local businesses share their technology stories. Taking place next Wednesday (31 May) at the Hawke’s Bay Business Hub, the line-up of speakers includes digital ‘start-up queen’ Jenene Crossan, technology veteran Aaron McDonald and Waikato University’s Professor Mike Duke. Another exciting element of the event is a presentation about a new travel app called UShare, says Organiser Carolyn Neville, Marketing & Operations Manager at Business Hawke’s Bay/Hawke’s Bay Business Hub.

26 May 2017

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Programme Manager for Matariki

Hawke’s Bay-born Dr Alister King has returned to the region to take up a role as Programme Manager for Matariki – Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy (HBREDS). Based at the Hawke’s Bay Business Hub in Napier, Dr King’s decades of varied work experience and tertiary study have equipped him well for the newly-established position which oversees implementation of Matariki’s action plan. The Matariki action plan is the culmination of over two years of consultation with a large number of regional stakeholder groups including Iwi, Councils, central Government, business leaders and the local community.

24 May 2017

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Maungaharuru Tangitū Trust
Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi
Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust
Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga
Central Hawke's Bay Distric Council
Hastings Distric Council
Napier City Council
Wairoa District Council
Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Hawke's Bay District Health Board
Hawke's Bay Tourism
Businsess Hawke's Bay
Eastern Institute of Technology
Great Things Grow Here
New Zealand Government


Hawke's Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan

‘Every household and every whānau is actively engaged in, contributing to and benefiting from, a thriving Hawke's Bay economy.’

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