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Priority 1 April 2019 Newsletter
Priority 1 April 2019 Newsletter
30 April 2019
Please click here to download Priority One’s newsletter, covering activities and news relating to economic development during April...
Early insights into use of restricted drugs
Early insights into use of restricted drugs
30 April 2019
The first nationwide snapshot of the consumption of restricted drugs indicates the prevalence of methamphetamine use in New Zealand, says Police...
Opotiki Council releases Annual Plan information document
Opotiki Council releases Annual Plan information document
29 April 2019
​Ōpōtiki District Council has released an information document on the 2019-20 Annual Plan Your assets, your community, your future – our...
Kokako Project Shows Council Community Funding at Work
Kokako Project Shows Council Community Funding at Work
29 April 2019
Western Bay of Plenty District Council's annual Community Matching Fund opens today with $140,000 available for not-for-profit community...
Western BOP Community Insights Laboratory
Western BOP Community Insights Laboratory
29 April 2019
An Introduction to the Feasibility Study for a Community Insights Laboratory (CIL) in the WBOP and an invitation to...
Expansion of Construction programme to upskill people on benefit
Expansion of Construction programme to upskill people on benefit
29 April 2019
A construction programme giving young people on benefit training and work experience building community houses was formally launched by Minister...
Job advertisements rise by 1.2 per cent in the March 2019 quarter
Job advertisements rise by 1.2 per cent in the March 2019 quarter
24 April 2019
Jobs Online figures released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show the number of job advertisements rose by 1.2 per...
March 2019 benefit fact sheets out now
March 2019 benefit fact sheets out now
23 April 2019
The March 2019 benefit fact sheets provide a high-level view of trends in benefit receipt. The Benefit Fact Sheets are published quarterly and...
Last two weeks to apply for Tauranga waste minimisation grant
Last two weeks to apply for Tauranga waste minimisation grant
18 April 2019
If you have a great idea to reduce the amount of waste that gets sent to landfill, now is the time to take action.   There are two...
Environment Aotearoa yardstick welcomed by LGNZ
Environment Aotearoa yardstick welcomed by LGNZ
18 April 2019
The latest report providing metrics on the state of New Zealand’s environment is being welcomed by LGNZ’s Regional Sector as a way for...
New report signals nine top environmental issues facing New Zealand
New report signals nine top environmental issues facing New Zealand
18 April 2019
A new report shows the way we live and make a living is having a serious impact on our environment.   Jointly produced by the...
Proposed Emissions Trading Scheme improvements attract support
Proposed Emissions Trading Scheme improvements attract support
18 April 2019
Submissions on improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) show that there is broad support to make improvements to the scheme,...
NEW PAENGAROA-OKERE CYCLE TRAIL OPENS FOR EASTER
NEW PAENGAROA-OKERE CYCLE TRAIL OPENS FOR EASTER
16 April 2019
The new off-road cycle trail linking Paengaroa to Rotoiti is open to cyclists for Easter weekend.   Part of the trail opened briefly...
Rotorua 2019/20 Annual Plan
Rotorua 2019/20 Annual Plan
15 April 2019
Rotorua Lakes Council’s proposed 2019/2020 annual plan is now available for public viewing and feedback is sought on the future of...
Otumuheke Stream revitalisation project recognised on national stage
Otumuheke Stream revitalisation project recognised on national stage
12 April 2019
Taupō District Council’s Otumuheke Stream revitalisation project last night received the Minister of Local Government's Award for...
Rising greenhouse gas emissions show the need for action on climate change
Rising greenhouse gas emissions show the need for action on climate change
11 April 2019
New Zealand’s latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows emissions are on the rise, underscoring why the Government is taking action on climate...
Panel appointed to produce framework for national climate change risk assessment
Panel appointed to produce framework for national climate change risk assessment
11 April 2019
The Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, has announced the details of a new panel that has been established to create the framework for New...
Rotorua Lakes Council Te Ahurei recruitment drive underway
Rotorua Lakes Council Te Ahurei recruitment drive underway
10 April 2019
Rotorua Lakes Council, Te Tatau o Te Arawa and Te Arawa Lakes Trust have joined forces to recruit a leader who will guide Council’s...
Fuse lowering to reduce flooding risk in Whakatane
Fuse lowering to reduce flooding risk in Whakatane
10 April 2019
Whakatāne District Council is arranging to have the sand fuse on the western side of the Whakatāne River mouth (at the tip of the Opihi spit)...
New research provides insights about children at risk of adverse childhood experiences
New research provides insights about children at risk of adverse childhood experiences
10 April 2019
Auckland University of Technology research funded by the Ministry of Social Development’s Children and Families Research Fund looks at the...
MBIE Just Transitions Unit
MBIE Just Transitions Unit
10 April 2019
MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) have established a Just Transitions Unit to help share and coordinate the work of...
Turangi Board chair stands down in favour of operational role
Turangi Board chair stands down in favour of operational role
9 April 2019
Turangi Tongariro Community Board chair Andy Hema has resigned from his elected position to take up a role as the council’s customer...
Safeguarding our children
Safeguarding our children
9 April 2019
New Zealand is strengthening the independent oversight of children’s issues and the Oranga Tamariki system.   New Zealand has...
New funding to make a splash improving water quality
New funding to make a splash improving water quality
9 April 2019
The Government is going the extra mile backing the Sustainable Business Network’s Million Metres Streams’ project with a $200,000...
National Climate Change Risk Assessment panel appointed
National Climate Change Risk Assessment panel appointed
9 April 2019
The Minister for Climate Change welcomes the Ministry for the Environment’s appointment of an expert panel to create the framework for New...
Farmers focused on climate change
Farmers focused on climate change
9 April 2019
New survey research, released today, shows farmers are focused on sustainability and the impacts of climate change more than ever.   The...
Government backing deep tech start-ups
Government backing deep tech start-ups
8 April 2019
The Government will commit to a refreshed and more ambitious programme to back ‘deep tech’ startups after a review of the pilot...
Edgecumbe flooding anniversary marked
Edgecumbe flooding anniversary marked
6 April 2019
Saturday 6 April marks two years since Tropical Cyclone Debbie caused widespread flooding in the Whakatāne District. Worst hit was the township...
COUNCIL INCREASES MONITORING OF FREEDOM CAMPING SITES
COUNCIL INCREASES MONITORING OF FREEDOM CAMPING SITES
5 April 2019
Western Bay of Plenty District Council will increase monitoring of freedom camping areas over the kiwifruit harvest season to ensure people are...
Council controlled organisations release half-yearly reports
Council controlled organisations release half-yearly reports
3 April 2019
Tauranga City Council received half-yearly reports from its council controlled organisations at yesterday's Finance, Audit and Risk Committee...
Opotiki District Council April Panui
Opotiki District Council April Panui
1 April 2019
All the news of Opotiki in the April...