6 March 2018
Choosing Gisborne to officially launch the $1 billion per annum Provincial Growth Fund was a strong signal from our new coalition Government of the importance of our region to their regional growth plans.
29 October 2016
18 July 2016
Joint marketing promotion with Air New Zealand could lift economy by more than $5 million.
2 July 2016
Activate Tairawhiti and Callaghan Innovation bring Lean Appreciation course to Gisborne.
1 July 2016
Labour Party leader Andrew Little meets with Activate Tairawhiti and the Gisborne Chamber of Commerce.
29 June 2016
Eligible businesses provided with capability development funding.
20 June 2016
Employer survey finds three quarters of local businesses engaged in youth employment strategy keen to employ.
7 June 2016
For the year ended December 2015 the regional economy grew by 4.7 percent.
7 June 2016
Activate Tairawhiti says it has seen the amount given to local Gisborne businesses rise by $24,000 this year.
7 June 2016
Local exporters have been told China has good intellectual property laws now but a big issue with ‘trademark squatters’.
25 May 2016
One recommendation is that the strategy should be run by young people.
18 May 2016
Lower fares expected as national carrier intends to introduce thousands more seats on Auckland and Wellington routes.
14 May 2016
Trial period for programme to get products to market fast.
29 April 2016
Identifying gaps and opportunities to get young people into jobs.
23 April 2016
World-leading digital learning programmes first of kind outside Auckland.
16 April 2016
Genuinely collaborative approach produces living document to be launched by Government.
8 April 2016
Local business stakeholders working together to make most of the opportunity.
2 February 2016
Eastland Community Trust has approved a $50,000 grant to Activate Tairawhiti to help local businesses grow.
14 January 2016
Rising economic tide has made Gisborne the fourth-fastest growing regional economy.
17 December 2015
The extra resource means that Gisborne will have an innovation specialist focusing on R&D.
7 December 2015
Six months into my role is a useful time to take stock of efforts to stimulate economic growth within the region. Encouragingly, some positive economic statistics are being reported.