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Packing Line Independence

A collaborative effort to move 10 long-term solo parent beneficiaries back into the workforce has been a great success...

7 September 2017

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Aquarium Expansion Planned

Plans to make the National Aquarium an unforgettable experience have been unveiled, supported by Weta Workshop and Air New Zealand. Napier City Council shared further details of its plan to expand the aquarium on Marine Parade in Napier which will generate jobs, grow the local economy and contribute to marine science research, education and conservation. The expansion will cost a total of $45m, with a $7m investment from NCC over three years and the balance sought through a mix of public and private investment.

28 August 2017

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Driver's licence - passport to employment

Increasing the number of people with a driver's licence is a pragmatic way to help improve pathways to and through employment. So it's not surprising that increasing the number of licenced drivers is an important action in Matariki - Hawke's Bay Regional Economic Develop Strategy (HBREDS), a long-term plan to grow jobs across the region, increase household incomes and raise Hawke's Bay economic performance into the top quarter of New Zealand regions.

28 August 2017

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Māori business success celebrated in video series

A Māori video series called Māia which aims to inspire rangatahi Māori (youth) to reach big with their dreams features two successful Napier businesses. Owners and staff from the CBD’s Hapī Café – Clean Kai Co-Op and Aroha and Friends in Ahuriri shared their career success stories in the seven-part video series released last week by the Tertiary Education Commission.

22 August 2017

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Training partnership for local job-seekers a success

After 30 years on a benefit, Carol Te Nahu now has a job thanks to a new private/public training partnership for local job-seekers.

16 August 2017

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Co-working gaining in popularity

Co-working is gaining in popularity in the Bay, with a wide range of businesses and people co-located in shared spaces.

14 August 2017

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Former CHB boss heading to Wairoa

From leading one Hawke's Bay council to another, John Freeman has been appointed as Wairoa District Council's acting chief executive.

13 August 2017

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Matariki tourism plan takes flight

A year after the launch of the Hawke’s Bay economic development action plan (Matariki), the people behind it say Gisborne will benefit from Wairoa’s location, straddling two regional action plan areas.

2 August 2017

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Regional propsperity actions underway

The biggest plan for regional prosperity is off to a good start but its long-term governance is yet to be finalised...

1 August 2017

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New Ngati Kahungunu GM - Chrissie Hape

Ngāti Kahungunu's new general manager Chrissie Hape has her roots firmly set in Hawke's Bay, being born and bred in Hastings.

1 August 2017

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Progressive plan for prosperity marks first anniversary

Matariki, Hawke’s Bay’s progressive plan for regional prosperity, is gaining momentum.

Launched a year ago this week (on 27 July 2016) Matariki – Hawke’s Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy (HBREDS) was the result of collaborative efforts by businesses, Iwi, councils and government agencies to produce a plan aimed at diversifying and growing the region’s economy by increasing jobs and household incomes.

25 July 2017

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Matariki joins Great Things Grow Here as a brand champion

Great Things Grow Here is an economic development platform for Hawke’s Bay. It is a way for businesses and organisations to promote our region as the best place to do business, work and live. Now Matariki has become a Brand Champion along with many others - together we will work to make Hawke's Bay the most innovative and productive region in New Zealand!

20 July 2017

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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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