Our People

There are many people working hard 'behind the scenes' to make Matariki a regional reality. They come from many different organisations and agencies. Let's meet some of them...

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Meet Belinda Sleight...

In her role as Director, University of Waikato Hawke’s Bay, Belinda Sleight is a pro-active supporter of Matariki - HBREDS and one of the people making a difference in our region.

24 January 2018

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Matariki - the people making it happen

Meet Wairoa-born Shayne Walker, a proactive supporter of Matariki - HBREDS.

5 December 2017

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Meet Shari Tidswell...

Shari Tidswell is the Intersector Development Manager at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. Originally from Gisborne, Shari has lived and worked all over New Zealand and now Hawke's Bay is home.

16 November 2017

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Meet Jenny Brown...

Innovation Specialist Jenny Brown is the Regional Business Partner for Callaghan Innovation. Her Matariki focus is on Work Area 5, to promote greater innovation, productivity and agility. From a practical perspective, Jenny's work centres around Action 5.6, to ensure sustained funding for productivity and innovation development programmes to meet the needs of businesses in Hawke’s Bay.

11 November 2017

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Meet Gerard Quinn...

Matariki Programme Manager Gerard Quinn hails from Central Hawke's Bay. His impressive background in economic development around the country is now being put to good use around our region. Find out more about this high flyer...

8 November 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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