Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Buy Kiwi Made funding applications open today

Sue Bradford
Government Spokesperson on Buy Kiwi Made

20 December 2006 Media Statement

Buy Kiwi Made funding applications open today

The initial funding round for the $3 million Buy Kiwi Made Regional and Sector Initiatives Fund is now open, Sue Bradford, Government Spokesperson for Buy Kiwi Made, announced today.

"The fund, established in November, is part of the Government's $11.5 million Buy Kiwi Made programme. Its aim is to support regional and sector initiatives that have demonstrable economic merit and are consistent with the objectives of Buy Kiwi Made," said Ms Bradford.

Projects to be funded must be New Zealand-based and focused and be consistent with New Zealand's international obligations such as WTO and CER arrangements. In addition, projects must fall outside the criteria of existing government assistance programmes.

"The fund is contestable to ensure successful projects have the greatest chance of achieving substantive economic benefits for the relevant sector and the local region. It requires a 50 percent financial contribution from applicants," said Ms Bradford.

The initial round of up to $1.5 million opens today and will be open until 2 March 2007. A second round of up to $1 million will follow in October 2007, and in March 2008 there will be a final round of $0.5 million with any underspend from previous rounds.

Applications for grants must be from a representative group from sectors or regions, or a cross-sector or cross-regional group, and have strong industry or regional support from industry members, local government, economic development agencies, or iwi and community groups. Applications from individual firms will not be considered.

The Ministry of Economic Development will administer the fund, with final decisions made by the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Industry and Regional Development along with the Government Spokesperson for Buy Kiwi Made. Application forms for the fund, and further information on Buy Kiwi Made, is available at www.med.govt.nz/buykiwimade/.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news