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Priority 1 October 2018 Newsletter
Priority 1 October 2018 Newsletter
31 October 2018
Please click here to download Priority One’s newsletter, covering activities and news relating to economic development during October...
MSD New Investment Approach
MSD New Investment Approach
31 October 2018
MSD uses investment strategies to guide the future focus of its work to ensure that is continues to make best use of its resources, for the...
New Zealand signs international declaration to cut plastic waste
New Zealand signs international declaration to cut plastic waste
29 October 2018
New Zealand has today signed an international declaration to cut plastic waste from our economy and environment.   The New Plastics...
3D mapping to enable better regional hazard, infrastructure planning
3D mapping to enable better regional hazard, infrastructure planning
29 October 2018
 LGNZ has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones of $19 million in co-funding...
MIGRANT EXPO COMES TO BAY OF PLENTY
MIGRANT EXPO COMES TO BAY OF PLENTY
26 October 2018
A Migrant Expo in Tauranga in November aims to showcase what the western Bay of Plenty has to offer newcomers.    The Expo is a...
Putauaki Trust Kawerau Industrial Hub one step closer
Putauaki Trust Kawerau Industrial Hub one step closer
26 October 2018
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $2 million for the crucial first stage of a project that will create jobs, attract new businesses to...
Indigenous Biodiversity report released
Indigenous Biodiversity report released
25 October 2018
A new report recommending improvements to biodiversity management will build on communities’ good work to protect our biodiversity, says...
Wastewater report supports call for targeted policy
Wastewater report supports call for targeted policy
24 October 2018
LGNZ has welcomed the Government’s release of a report by GHD and Boffa Miskell into the costs of upgrading wastewater treatment plants,...
Working together to make Southland carbon neutral
Working together to make Southland carbon neutral
23 October 2018
Environment Southland has set itself the ambitious goal of becoming a carbon neutral region which the Government is backing with a $190,000 grant...
NZTA public information sessions this week
NZTA public information sessions this week
21 October 2018
The NZ Transport Agency is holding a series of drop-in sessions next week (23-26 October) to talk the community through planned safety...
Climate Change Minister heads to Poland
Climate Change Minister heads to Poland
19 October 2018
The Minister for Climate Change is travelling to Poland to take part in preliminary talks around deciding the rules for meeting Paris Agreement...
Minister welcomes major air report
Minister welcomes major air report
18 October 2018
The state of New Zealand’s air is generally good says the Associate Minister for the Environment, Hon Nanaia Mahuta after the release of a...
Tauranga City Council recommends new special housing area in Papamoa East
Tauranga City Council recommends new special housing area in Papamoa East
16 October 2018
Tauranga City Council confirmed today that it will recommend the establishment of a new special housing area in Papamoa East.   On...
Marine Park site considered for new marine facility
Marine Park site considered for new marine facility
16 October 2018
Tauranga City Council agreed today to support in principle to seek revocation of the recreation reserve status from an area of land at Marine...
Taupo wins bid to host 2020 IRONMAN World Championship
Taupo wins bid to host 2020 IRONMAN World Championship
12 October 2018
Taupo has won the rights to host the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in November 2020 – and it will be the biggest event the district has...
Walking our talk in transitioning to a low-emissions economy
Walking our talk in transitioning to a low-emissions economy
11 October 2018
The Ministry for the Environment is now measuring and monitoring its carbon emissions so we can do our bit to transition to a low-emissions...
Lakes DHB supports aspirations to improve air ambulance service
Lakes DHB supports aspirations to improve air ambulance service
11 October 2018
Lakes DHB is supportive of the aspirations to improve the air ambulance helicopter service delivery and response times, as announced by the...
Housing First announcement for Rotorua
Housing First announcement for Rotorua
10 October 2018
​Rotorua Mayor, Steve Chadwick, has welcomed a government announcement to launch a programme which aims to tackle homelessness in Rotorua. ...
Information sharing to help prevent crime
Information sharing to help prevent crime
10 October 2018
Police Minister Stuart Nash is encouraging feedback on an initiative that will help Police prevent crime by having the most up-to-date and...
Five Community Magistrates appointed
Five Community Magistrates appointed
10 October 2018
Five new Community Magistrates have been appointed for the Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton regions, Associate Justice and Courts...
Councils, business vital partners in climate change adaptation
Councils, business vital partners in climate change adaptation
10 October 2018
LGNZ President Dave Cull told delegates at the Climate Change and Business Conference this morning that while businesses have led the charge to...
Fostering stronger indigenous business and trade links
Fostering stronger indigenous business and trade links
9 October 2018
Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta hosted a wānanga today to promote greater international dialogue on indigenous business and trade...
New National Biodiversity Strategy needed
New National Biodiversity Strategy needed
9 October 2018
A new national strategy will be developed to address the critical state of our indigenous biodiversity, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage...
Interpretive panels tell Ohiwa story
Interpretive panels tell Ohiwa story
8 October 2018
Twelve interpretation panels, designed to improve an understanding of the priceless nature of the area, now mark the new Ōhiwa Harbour Heritage...
Ministerial declaration on carbon markets
Ministerial declaration on carbon markets
8 October 2018
At the Paris climate change negotiations (COP 21, 2015), New Zealand led a Ministerial Declaration on Carbon Markets that has now been endorsed by...
Taking action to improve water quality
Taking action to improve water quality
8 October 2018
Environment Minister's media release   The Government today is announcing its next steps to improve the state of our waterways,...
Papakainga provides refuge in time of need
Papakainga provides refuge in time of need
8 October 2018
One year on from the Edgecumbe floods local whānau in urgent need of a place to live will now benefit from new papakāinga housing at Kokohinau...
International global warming report lays out the critical challenge
International global warming report lays out the critical challenge
8 October 2018
A special report on global warming, released today, has laid out a strong case for countries to make every effort to limit temperature rise to...
Councils welcome new freshwater toolkit
Councils welcome new freshwater toolkit
8 October 2018
Regional and unitary councils have welcomed the announcement of the Government’s new work programme to further improve the quality of...
Rotorua PGF Project Updates
Rotorua PGF Project Updates
5 October 2018
Work to prepare for Rotorua’s lakefront development could start before Christmas and work on developments planned for Whakarewarewa Forest...
43,000 MORE HOUSES NEEDED IN WESTERN BAY BY 2048
43,000 MORE HOUSES NEEDED IN WESTERN BAY BY 2048
5 October 2018
Housing, transport, employment, an ageing population, the environment – how do we manage those and other big issues in the western Bay of...
Tauranga City Council vision for growth unveiled
Tauranga City Council vision for growth unveiled
5 October 2018
Tauranga City Council has unveiled its strategy for one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities.   The proposed changes...
15,000 submissions on Zero Carbon Bill consultation publicly released
15,000 submissions on Zero Carbon Bill consultation publicly released
4 October 2018
Ministry for the Environment media release   More than 15,000 New Zealanders and organisations have had their say on the...
Development of a new Carers Strategy Action Plan
Development of a new Carers Strategy Action Plan
2 October 2018
The Government is developing a new Action Plan that will provide better support for over 430,000 New Zealanders who care for friends or family...
TE PUKE PLANS TO GET READY AND GET THROUGH
TE PUKE PLANS TO GET READY AND GET THROUGH
1 October 2018
Te Puke has updated its Civil Defence Community Response Plan to prepare the community action in the event of a major emergency or natural...
New Ministry brings leadership and focus to housing and urban development
New Ministry brings leadership and focus to housing and urban development
1 October 2018
The new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was opened today by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.   Phil...
Meet Jacqui Ferrel, General Manager, Tauranga Community Housing Trust
Meet Jacqui Ferrel, General Manager, Tauranga Community Housing Trust
1 October 2018
With a portfolio of 200 community houses in Whakatane and Tauranga, and a team of 16 staff, the addition of 19 houses in Opal Drive, Papamoa, saw...