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Priority 1 November 2018 Newsletter
Priority 1 November 2018 Newsletter
30 November 2018
Please click here to download Priority One’s newsletter, covering activities and news relating to economic development during November...
SmartGrowth November 2018 Newsletter
SmartGrowth November 2018 Newsletter
30 November 2018
Thanks for the feedback... During October we asked people for their thoughts and ideas on two key planning documents that would set out how...
BayTrust Summer 2018 Update
BayTrust Summer 2018 Update
29 November 2018
You are receiving this email because, as Chief Executive of BayTrust, I thought you may be interested in receiving a quarterly update on what is...
Building resilience after an emergency
Building resilience after an emergency
28 November 2018
Building community resilience is now a key focus as the Flood Recovery Office wraps up its service.   Rotorua Lakes Council...
Government receives Mental Health and Addiction report
Government receives Mental Health and Addiction report
28 November 2018
Health Minister Dr David Clark has today formally received the report of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, saying it will help shape...
23 million to get more kids on bikes
23 million to get more kids on bikes
27 November 2018
Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter today announced that the NZ Transport Agency will provide $23 million over the next three years...
Kaihautu - Chief Maori Advisor appointed for MFE
Kaihautu - Chief Maori Advisor appointed for MFE
27 November 2018
Melanie Mark-Shadbolt is MfE’s  Kaihautū - Chief Māori Advisor.   Her iwi affiliations are Ngāti Porou, Te...
UK and NZ Trade Agreement - Your Views Please!
UK and NZ Trade Agreement - Your Views Please!
26 November 2018
In late March 2019 the UK will leave the European Union.  Following Brexit, a shared objective for both New Zealand and the UK is to...
Rotorua Lakes Council wins Maori language award
Rotorua Lakes Council wins Maori language award
26 November 2018
Rotorua Lakes Council was named a winner at this year’s Māori Language Awards for work delivered by its Te Amorangi ki Mua, Te Hāpai ō Ki...
Central and Local Government partnership provides boost for tourism
Central and Local Government partnership provides boost for tourism
26 November 2018
A collaboration between central and local government on a review of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, with nine changes announced today, will...
Councils see Urban Development Authority as key to fixing housing woes
Councils see Urban Development Authority as key to fixing housing woes
24 November 2018
LGNZ welcomes the establishment of the Housing and Urban Development Authority, noting that housing affordability is a wicked problem for New...
Envirohub announces Bay of Plenty National Park
Envirohub announces Bay of Plenty National Park
22 November 2018
Supported by Baytrust and Geoff Canham Consulting, Envirohub is proud to announce Bay of Plenty National Park our land, our people, our...
New cycle trail link between Paengaroa and Rotoiti
New cycle trail link between Paengaroa and Rotoiti
22 November 2018
Work has started on the new cycle trail link between Paengaroa and Rotoiti and it could be opened temporarily for use over the Christmas...
Association of material hardship with maternal and child outcomes report released
Association of material hardship with maternal and child outcomes report released
21 November 2018
This report provides a better understanding of the extent to which poverty (material hardship) is associated with child and maternal outcomes and...
Opotiki Council's year on a page
Opotiki Council's year on a page
19 November 2018
​​A review of the Ōpōtiki District Council's 2017/18 year is now available with its Annual Report and a summary available to ensure...
STAND UP - White Ribbon campaign
STAND UP - White Ribbon campaign
18 November 2018
New Zealand’s White Ribbon organisation is urging Kiwis across the country to stand up and speak out to prevent men’s violence towards...
Serious fun with eels, insects and effluent
Serious fun with eels, insects and effluent
15 November 2018
More than one hundred students from 10 Bay of Plenty schools enjoyed a day out discovering how to monitor and care for their local waterways...
Rotorua district continues to grow
Rotorua district continues to grow
15 November 2018
Confirmed population growth estimates for Rotorua reinforce the need for future-focussed projects and planning to cater for ongoing change, Mayor...
NEW HAND ON THE TILLER FOR WAIHI BEACH EVENTS
NEW HAND ON THE TILLER FOR WAIHI BEACH EVENTS
15 November 2018
Teresa Qualtrough sees the great potential for Waihi Beach as a destination and is making it her mission to spread the word.   Teresa...
New Minister and Unit for Maori housing
New Minister and Unit for Maori housing
14 November 2018
To improve housing opportunities for Māori, a dedicated Māori Housing Unit will be established and Minister Nanaia Mahuta will be appointed the...
Local government releases position statement on three waters
Local government releases position statement on three waters
13 November 2018
LGNZ has released its position statement on three waters at its Quarterly Media Briefing today, calling on the Government to adopt four good...
Major funding boost for Maori community repairs
Major funding boost for Maori community repairs
13 November 2018
The Minister of Māori Development, Hon Nanaia Mahuta has just announced 24 community-led housing repair projects will receive funding  from...
Preferred Cultural Precinct option chosen for further development
Preferred Cultural Precinct option chosen for further development
13 November 2018
Taupō District Council has chosen a preferred option for its proposed cultural precinct project and it is one designed to create strong links...
Operator chosen for Kawerau container terminal
Operator chosen for Kawerau container terminal
10 November 2018
International port logistics company ISO Ltd has been selected as the preferred operator for Kawerau’s planned container...
RMA reform to address key concerns for local government
RMA reform to address key concerns for local government
9 November 2018
LGNZ supports the Government’s proposal to wind back a number of Resource Management Act changes that excluded public consultation...
Local government praises landowners committed to biodiversity
Local government praises landowners committed to biodiversity
9 November 2018
The recently released Report of the Biodiversity Collaborative Group, which includes a draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous...
Rotorua child equity programme proposed
Rotorua child equity programme proposed
8 November 2018
A proposed Rotorua child equity programme has potential to make a big difference by ensuring those living in deprivation can access local...
Tracking progress of public housing
Tracking progress of public housing
8 November 2018
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the latest Public Housing Quarterly Report, says Deputy Chief Executive Public...
Funding improvements for family violence services
Funding improvements for family violence services
7 November 2018
The Government is investing $15.379 million from Budget 2018 so that family violence service providers can work with whānau and families to break...
LGNZ supports strategy to manage tourism growth
LGNZ supports strategy to manage tourism growth
6 November 2018
Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s draft Tourism Strategy, announced this morning, which recognises the huge potential...
Family Violence Bills pass third reading
Family Violence Bills pass third reading
6 November 2018
The Family Violence Bill and the Family Violence (Amendments) Bill have both passed their third readings in Parliament and will become...
Training more workers for the Aged Care Industry
Training more workers for the Aged Care Industry
6 November 2018
Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has announced the rollout of an Industry Partnership programme which will deliver 160 caregiving...
Marae emergency project winner at international awards
Marae emergency project winner at international awards
5 November 2018
A marae emergency project has taken out two awards at this year’s 66th International Association for Emergency Managers (IAEM) Awards in...
Regional Council ready for national water reforms
Regional Council ready for national water reforms
2 November 2018
National water reforms and the importance of maintaining momentum on local waterway improvements were the focus of discussion by Bay of Plenty...
Jason Hill appointed to Tourism Bay of Plenty board
Jason Hill appointed to Tourism Bay of Plenty board
2 November 2018
Jason Hill is the new trustee appointed by Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council to the Tourism Bay of Plenty board...
HIGH PRAISE FOR WESTERN BAY DRINKING WATER
HIGH PRAISE FOR WESTERN BAY DRINKING WATER
2 November 2018
Western Bay of Plenty District Council has gained national praise for its improvements to managing the District's drinking...
The Great Coast Clean-up needs you
The Great Coast Clean-up needs you
2 November 2018
The Great Coast Clean-up OrganisersWaste-Zero-Whakatāne is teaming up with KG Kayaks and the Department of Conservation to bring The Great Coast...
MISSING CYCLE TRAIL LINK GAINS NZTA FUNDING
MISSING CYCLE TRAIL LINK GAINS NZTA FUNDING
1 November 2018
A $150,000 investment in the Paengaroa to Rotoiti cycle trail by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) will provide an important link in the...
Royal visit to bring economic benefit to Rotorua
Royal visit to bring economic benefit to Rotorua
1 November 2018
​Mayor Steve Chadwick believes the economic benefits of the royal visit to Rotorua will be significant.   “In the wake of the...
Taupo wins Keep New Zealand Beautiful large town award
Taupo wins Keep New Zealand Beautiful large town award
1 November 2018
Taupō is now officially the 'most beautiful large town' in the country after winning its category ahead of its rival Timaru at the Keep...
Opportunities for Opotiki regional economy to be shared
Opportunities for Opotiki regional economy to be shared
1 November 2018
Ōpōtiki residents have the chance tomorrow (Tuesday 6 November) to hear first-hand about the economic development opportunities that could...
Independent voice on urban water welcomed
Independent voice on urban water welcomed
1 November 2018
A new report released today by an independent Urban Water Working Group is a great step toward integrating urban and infrastructure design with...
Tiaki Promise makes the call for greater guardianship of New Zealand
Tiaki Promise makes the call for greater guardianship of New Zealand
1 November 2018
Local Government New Zealand is one of seven key New Zealand organisations that have joined forces today to launch the Tiaki Promise, an...
Impact-led business takes leap forward with new online platform
Impact-led business takes leap forward with new online platform
1 November 2018
On October 31st Social Procurement took a leap forward at an event in Auckland with the official launch of New Zealand’s first online social...
Every Voice Counts - Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy
Every Voice Counts - Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy
1 November 2018
From now until December, the Government wants to hear from as many people as possible to help ensure New Zealand is the best place to be a...