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Government see Bright Future for Kaipara District

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February 04 2019

Government see Bright Future for Kaipara District

Te Uri o Hau ancestral marae, Otamatea, played host to Government Ministers, local politicians and invited guests on Sunday 03 February 2019.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced the Provincial Growth Fund is investing $20.39 million in Kaipara District, enabling a step change across the District,

“This funding is the most significant forward step for Kaipara District in decades. $27m in grants for fixing our roads, for wharves and for food production will boost the big things that matter most to Kaipara people. In combination, they’re a kickstart for our local economy. Kaipara’s going from zero to hero with this” said Kaiapra Mayor Dr Jason Smith.

The three projects based in the Kaipara are:

Kaipara Roads, $14.46 million. The application has been made by the Council to enable upgrades of key roads, catch-ups on safety improvements, road surfaces and bridges, helping to connect the business and marae of the Kaipara. With an additional $6.84 million from the National Land Transport Fund total government investment in Kaipara roads is $21.3 million.

Kaipara Moana (Wharves analysis and implementation), $4.95m. Exploring connections of businesses and communities, helping to connect Kaipara to Auckland with possible tourism benefits



Kaipara Kai, $0.98m. This project involves exploration of crop, stock and aqua culture opportunities, utilising our natural assets as the Food Bowl of the North.

Mayor Dr Jason Smith says the three projects will be a real kick start for Kaipara, “Roads connect everybody to everyone else, their products to markets, communities to communities and services. The three projects help build a solid foundation for Kaipara District.

The three parts of the Kaipara Kickstart fit together – new crops and foods being produced and transported on better local roads or by wharves for access to markets. Visitors arriving by sea and travelling safely to Tupuna Marae for hui or to beautiful farms for food tourism experiences, linked with a place that’s synonymous with good, clean food. Local people proud of doing what they do best. This is about making better what we already do well or have done well in the past. These projects are logical next steps for projects already working in Kaipara in the recent past. It’s an integrated plan where all local people will benefit and is intended to kick-start Kaipara economic development.”

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