Industry NZ Funding Boosts Regional Development
Industry New Zealand Funding Boosts Regional Development
Regional development has received a boost with six new regions receiving a total of nearly $500,000 from Industry New Zealand's Regional Partnerships Programme.
Regions allocated funding in the latest round announced today are:
- West Coast $100,000
- Otago $100,000
- Taranaki $94,000
- Waikato $30,375
- Waitomo/ King Country $55,000
Matamata Piako $88,000
Michael Andrews, Industry New Zealand Chairman, says the Regional Partnerships Programme aims to help communities work together to take advantage of local strengths and opportunities.
"A very important aspect of the programme is that community groups and organisations that previously had not worked together are now collaborating closely on common planning for their region," Mr Andrews says.
Fourteen regions from throughout the country have now received support totalling around $1.3 million. The programme was launched in October 2000.
For further information contact Nigel Morris Industry NZ, Phone (04) 495 5089, or 025 546 412
Notes to Editors
The Government has allocated $33.750 million for regional development over the next three years.
Under the Regional Partnerships Programme, up to $100,000 is available to assist individual regions to develop strategic plans. Further assistance of up to $100,000 per year is available to help build the ability to implement those plans.
Funding of up to $2 million per region is available to contribute to major regional initiatives that come out of the strategies developed in the first two stages.
Region Regional contact
1st & 2nd round approvals
3rd round approvals
Coromandel/Hauraki/ Matamata Piako
Tony Smale 03 577 9080
Rotorua District Council
Ross Stanway 07 348 4199
Masterton Business Enterprise Ltd
Geoff Copps 06 378 8010
Wanganui District Council
Craig Roberts 06 349 0001
Gisborne District Council
Rick Mansell 06 867 2049
Northland Regional Council
Warren MacLennan 09 438 4639
Vision 2020 Incorporated
Dr Karen Cooper 06 879 9972
Tony Rush 06 367 0524
Mr John Archibald 07 868 5985
Dunedin City Council
Peter Brown 03 477 4000
Stuart Trundle 06 759 5150
Hamilton Economic Development forum
Mike Underhill 07 838 1399
Waitomo Chamber of Commerce
David Hearn 025 244 2516
Grey District Council
Frank Ash 03 768 5775
Further information on regional development activities in a particular region is available from the regional contacts above.