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Priority 1 July 2019 Newsletter
Priority 1 July 2019 Newsletter
31 July 2019
Please click here to download Priority One’s newsletter, covering activities and news relating to economic development during July...
Bay of Connections July 2019 update
Bay of Connections July 2019 update
31 July 2019
Since our May News Update we have continued to progress the “new” regional development framework – which we’ve nicknamed...
Resource Wise Community Fund to boost local waste reduction projects
Resource Wise Community Fund to boost local waste reduction projects
30 July 2019
Tauranga City Council’s Resource Wise Community Fund today announced this year’s winners of grants. The Resource Wise Community Fund...
Council pledge donation toward vital heart monitoring equipment
Council pledge donation toward vital heart monitoring equipment
30 July 2019
Taupō Hospital is one step closer to the purchase of critical heart monitoring equipment after Taupō District Council agreed to make a donation...
Taupo Pre-election Report now available
Taupo Pre-election Report now available
30 July 2019
Taupō District Council’s Pre-election Report is now available to view ahead of the elections this October.   The report...
Appointment of Ministry of Maori Development Chief Executive
Appointment of Ministry of Maori Development Chief Executive
30 July 2019
State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointment of Mr David Tokohau Samuels to the position of Chief Executive...
Manuka to help clean up local waterways
Manuka to help clean up local waterways
26 July 2019
One family in Rotorua is doing its part to help clean up local waterways, by removing gorse and planting 120,000 natives in its...
Step forward for Tauranga Cycle Plan
Step forward for Tauranga Cycle Plan
26 July 2019
In the Urban Form and Transport Development (UFTD) committee meeting on Tuesday 23 July, Council has supported the next step for the Tauranga...
Governor General visits Rotorua
Governor General visits Rotorua
26 July 2019
The Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne have finished their four-day visit to the Bay of Plenty with stops at Te...
Port of Tauranga economic success benefits all New Zealanders
Port of Tauranga economic success benefits all New Zealanders
24 July 2019
Tauranga City Council Mayor, Greg Brownless, is calling for government to support New Zealand’s busiest Port.   “The...
Comprehensive overhaul of the RMA
Comprehensive overhaul of the RMA
24 July 2019
Media release from Environment Minister David Parker:   The Government has today launched a comprehensive overhaul of the Resource...
Plummers Point Connection cycleway opening
Plummers Point Connection cycleway opening
22 July 2019
The public has given the Plummers Point Connection cycleway a big thumbs up following this weekend’s official opening.   More...
External funding supported for Whakatane Skate Park extension
External funding supported for Whakatane Skate Park extension
22 July 2019
Whakatāne District Council, in partnership with Sport BOP, has supported applications to external funding agencies for the planned Whakatāne...
School Strike 4 Climate organisers give politicians a serve
School Strike 4 Climate organisers give politicians a serve
22 July 2019
School Strike 4 Climate NZ organisers Sophie Handford and Raven Maeder delivered a clear message to over 600 local government mayors, chairs,...
Plastic Free July sparks Rotorua sustainability talks
Plastic Free July sparks Rotorua sustainability talks
18 July 2019
As part of 'Plastic Free July', Rotorua Lakes Council's Sustainability team has organised for presenters to come in and share their...
Awatarariki managed retreat funding confirmed
Awatarariki managed retreat funding confirmed
17 July 2019
Joint funding has been confirmed for a property acquisition package which aims to end the long and difficult process of addressing the debris flow...
Consensus reached on reducing agricultural emissions
Consensus reached on reducing agricultural emissions
16 July 2019
Media release from Climate Change Minister James Shaw and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor:   The Government has reached an...
Health warning on Waikato River lifted
Health warning on Waikato River lifted
12 July 2019
The health warning placed on the Waikato River following last week’s incident that saw a large quantity of wastewater enter Lake Taupō has...
Kaingaroa community looks to a new future through housing project
Kaingaroa community looks to a new future through housing project
12 July 2019
Minister for Māori Development and Associate Minister of Housing Hon Nanaia Mahuta today visited the close-knit community of Kaingaroa Village to...
Around 100 sustainable land and water resources now available on MfE partner website
12 July 2019
Whether you want to know how to start a catchment group, the many ways that good management practices can help your farm or lifestyle block, or...
12 million to improve visitor experiences across Aotearoa
12 million to improve visitor experiences across Aotearoa
12 July 2019
The government has announced the funding recipients from round three of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.   $12 million is being...
Have your say on new rules for medicinal cannabis
Have your say on new rules for medicinal cannabis
10 July 2019
More widespread access to medicinal cannabis products is a step closer today with the release of proposals for regulations says Minister of Health...
New information sharing powers under the Oranga Tamariki Act
New information sharing powers under the Oranga Tamariki Act
10 July 2019
The Oranga Tamariki Act has been updated to improve how personal information is shared for the wellbeing and safety of...
Collaboration sees Rotorua rangatahi get rugby tickets
Collaboration sees Rotorua rangatahi get rugby tickets
9 July 2019
​Implementing positive role models and giving tamariki a unique experience is what the Kotahi +1 programme is all about.   More...
LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards: Opotiki front and centre
LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards: Opotiki front and centre
9 July 2019
Last night was the LGNZ EXCELLENCE Awards in Wellington. The Awards are an annual recognition of outstanding performance by councils around their...
Huge boost to Taupo District from Provincial Growth Fund
Huge boost to Taupo District from Provincial Growth Fund
9 July 2019
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones yesterday announced two significant Provincial Growth Fund investments into entrepreneurial...
Minister Shane Jones visits key project sites in Rotorua
Minister Shane Jones visits key project sites in Rotorua
8 July 2019
Regional Economic Development Minister, Hon Shane Jones, spent the morning in Rotorua catching up on the progress being made on the Lakefront and...
Maori realising land aspirations through the One Billion Trees programme
Maori realising land aspirations through the One Billion Trees programme
8 July 2019
Forestry Minister Shane Jones says the Government’s One Billion Trees programme is providing important support for Māori to realise the...
Extra support for DHBs to help with the costs of building new facilities
Extra support for DHBs to help with the costs of building new facilities
8 July 2019
Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced that District Health Boards will get financial help worth potentially tens-of-millions of dollars to...
Roadmap for reinvigorating local democracy launched
Roadmap for reinvigorating local democracy launched
7 July 2019
Over 600 local and central government delegates, including the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, were on hand to...
Boost for marae at the centre of communities
Boost for marae at the centre of communities
4 July 2019
Marae around the country will benefit from boosted initiatives to upgrade their buildings, bolster their emergency kits and expand their work to...
Prod Comm report spports LGNZ call for funding and financing revamp
Prod Comm report spports LGNZ call for funding and financing revamp
4 July 2019
 A draft report on local government funding and financing by the Productivity Commission has put the spotlight on a number of issues that...
Opotiki District Council Annual Plan Adopted
Opotiki District Council Annual Plan Adopted
3 July 2019
At the extra ordinary meeting of Ōpōtiki District Council last week, Council adopted the 2019-20 Annual Plan.   Annual Plans...
Fare-free school bus trial given green light by Regional Counci
Fare-free school bus trial given green light by Regional Counci
3 July 2019
A one-year trial in 2020 of fare-free bus transport for Tauranga school students was last week adopted as part of Bay of Plenty Regional...
Whakatane District Council Annual Plan 2019/20 adopted
Whakatane District Council Annual Plan 2019/20 adopted
2 July 2019
Whakatāne District Council has adopted its Annual Plan for 2019/20, and resolved its rates charges for the coming year.   A report...
Community opening of new and improved Kopurererua Valley track
Community opening of new and improved Kopurererua Valley track
2 July 2019
On Sunday 14 July, the Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter is officially opening Tauranga’s transformed walking and cycling...
Bay of Plenty is the latest region to declare a climate emergency
Bay of Plenty is the latest region to declare a climate emergency
1 July 2019
Bay of Plenty Regional Councillors agreed at their Council meeting recently, to declare a climate emergency and work with the community on...
Major PGF investment to help address NZ plastics challenges
Major PGF investment to help address NZ plastics challenges
1 July 2019
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest in projects to tackle waste in New Zealand, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and...
Building national pride and celebrating Kiwi culture through Major Events
Building national pride and celebrating Kiwi culture through Major Events
1 July 2019
Expressions of Interest for the new look Major Events Fund are being welcomed from 1 July 2019. The Fund has a new direction that will see it...