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Priority 1 March Newsletter
Priority 1 March Newsletter
29 March 2019
Please click here to download Priority One’s newsletter, covering activities and news relating to economic development during March...
The Urban Form and Transport Initiative
The Urban Form and Transport Initiative
28 March 2019
Working with the NZ Transport Agency, SmartGrowth are pleased to launch an important urban development and transport project for the western Bay...
New funding to deal with agrichemical and farm waste
New funding to deal with agrichemical and farm waste
28 March 2019
Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage today announced $381,000 in Government funding to enable farmers and growers to better deal with...
Taupo District Council reappoints chief executive
Taupo District Council reappoints chief executive
26 March 2019
Taupō District Council’s chief executive Gareth Green has been reappointed to the top job for another five years.   Mayor...
Rotorua to host first North Island GODZone event
Rotorua to host first North Island GODZone event
19 March 2019
Rotorua has secured the hosting rights to GODZone Chapter 9 in November 2020, making it the first North Island location in New Zealand to host the...
Taupo takes some top honours in IRONMAN athletes choice awards
Taupo takes some top honours in IRONMAN athletes choice awards
18 March 2019
The Taupō District is proving to be the place to be in IRONMAN circles following the release of the 2018 Athletes Choice...
NEXT STEP IN BOUNDARY ALTERATION BETWEEN WESTERN BAY AND TAURANGA UNDERWAY
NEXT STEP IN BOUNDARY ALTERATION BETWEEN WESTERN BAY AND TAURANGA UNDERWAY
15 March 2019
The Local Government Commission is calling for alternative applications to that received from Western Bay of Plenty District Council in November...
4 key questions from the Regional Council on the annual plan
4 key questions from the Regional Council on the annual plan
15 March 2019
Bay of Plenty residents will be asked to provide their feedback on four key questions later this month when the Bay of Plenty Regional Council...
Ministers priorities consultation on climate change
Ministers priorities consultation on climate change
15 March 2019
Changes to the Terms of Reference for the Interim Climate Change Committee will better prepare the Government to initiate meaningful change to key...
LGNZ says NZTA need to address the countrys investment needs
LGNZ says NZTA need to address the countrys investment needs
14 March 2019
Local Government New Zealand is calling on the government to ensure that the internal issues at the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) are fixed...
One Cup launched to reduce coffee cup waste
One Cup launched to reduce coffee cup waste
14 March 2019
Taupō District Council is partnering with a local business to tackle the increasing problem of disposable coffee cups going to...
Virtual reality game developed to activate te reo Maori in sports
Virtual reality game developed to activate te reo Maori in sports
14 March 2019
Puni Reo Pāhekoheko is a Māori language virtual reality game aimed at encouraging the use of te reo Māori in sports.   Developed...
Renewable electricity generation rises as gas supply constrained
Renewable electricity generation rises as gas supply constrained
14 March 2019
Despite a constrained gas supply and an increase in coal-fired generation, renewable sources made up almost 85 per cent of electricity generation...
No new contracts for Tauranga transportation upgrade and safety projects until NZTA funding is secured
No new contracts for Tauranga transportation upgrade and safety projects until NZTA funding is secured
13 March 2019
Tauranga City Council has instructed the Chief Executive of Tauranga City Council to cease awarding any new contracts for transportation upgrade...
LGNZ Scrapping SHAs hamstrings housing
LGNZ Scrapping SHAs hamstrings housing
13 March 2019
Local Government New Zealand is disappointed by the Government’s blanket decision to not renew the Special Housing Area (SHA) legislation,...
What does a good life for children and young people and youth wellbeing look like in Aotearoa
What does a good life for children and young people and youth wellbeing look like in Aotearoa
13 March 2019
What makes a good life for children and young people, and what does youth wellbeing look like in Aotearoa?   With this...
Tauranga impending housing shortage: developers urge collaboration to lobby Government
Tauranga impending housing shortage: developers urge collaboration to lobby Government
12 March 2019
At the first Tauranga City Council Urban Form and Transport Development Committee meeting today, Tauranga councillors heard an update on the city...
Great Ride Cycle Trail business case to move forward
Great Ride Cycle Trail business case to move forward
12 March 2019
The Whakatāne District Council has supported the submission of a revised business case seeking funding for the extension of the Mōtū Trails...
WESTERN BAY COUNCIL SIGNS OFF DRAFT ANNUAL PLAN
WESTERN BAY COUNCIL SIGNS OFF DRAFT ANNUAL PLAN
8 March 2019
​Proposed average district-wide general rate increase of 3.45%​   Western Bay of Plenty District Council has adopted its draft...
OECD report highlights NZ lack of national sea level rise framework
OECD report highlights NZ lack of national sea level rise framework
8 March 2019
A report released today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides strong support for the recommendations given...
New research offers insights into how mothers choose and use early childhood education
New research offers insights into how mothers choose and use early childhood education
7 March 2019
Mothers, on average, take 25 weeks leave from work when they have a child, their use of teacher-led early childcare education (ECE) services...
New land and sea vessel to improve maritime operations
New land and sea vessel to improve maritime operations
7 March 2019
A new multi-purpose vessel was added to Bay of Plenty’s maritime fleet after being blessed by local kaumatua Josh Te Kani at a special...
Funding grants for regional cultural organisations open
Funding grants for regional cultural organisations open
7 March 2019
Applications to the fourth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) are now open, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage...
Funding to back nature and save our wildlife
Funding to back nature and save our wildlife
2 March 2019
New Government funding will see the Department of Conservation invest an extra $76 million over the next four years to address New Zealand’s...
Symposium- NZ political system broken
Symposium- NZ political system broken
1 March 2019
LGNZ’s Localism Symposium heard today how New Zealand’s highly centralised political system is failing New Zealand and we need to...