Documentation and reporting

We are committed to proactively releasing information about Kānoa – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit (Kānoa – RDU), and funding decisions.

As careful stewards of public money, we recognise the importance of keeping you informed and engaged about the work we do.

Confidentiality and commercial sensitivity

Some information we hold can't be released because we need to protect confidential and commercial information.

Information we can't release includes:

  • Proposals that have been declined on the grounds of commercial sensitivity. Advising that that they had been declined may compromise the ability of the project to attract funding from other sources in the future.
  • Proposals that have been agreed, but not yet announced. This is because contract negotiations are underway. Releasing material before we announce the project risks compromising contract negotiations.
  • Proposals that have been announced, but not yet contracted on the grounds that contract negotiations are still underway.  Releasing this material before announcement risks compromising contract negotiations.
  • All information related to loan details to ensure that the Kānoa – RDU’s ability to negotiate is not prejudiced.  
  • All projects still under active consideration.

Project documents

Documents for previous projects is available on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) document library. This includes applications, business cases and funding agreements.

Previous project documentation  — MBIE website

About these documents

We are committed to sharing information about funding applications and our decision-making processes. We also need to be able to protect applicants' interests, and our own ability to negotiate, so some of these documents have been redacted.

Information is accurate as at the date/time the document was produced. Information is subject to change as new information is received, which may occur following production and before public release.

Background documentation

The following documents can be viewed on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) document library. Some documents will contain redacted information – these documents will include a note about why the information has been redacted. This note can be found on the cover sheet included with the document, or on the redacted information. 

Weekly Reports to Ministers 

These are proactively released in batches approximately every three to four months. This allows time for commercial sensitivities affecting projects to lapse, for decisions and project announcements to be made, and for projects to be contracted where possible. 

Weekly Reports to Ministers — MBIE website

Cabinet papers 

Kānoa – RDU releases Cabinet papers and minutes regularly. 

Kānoa – RDU Cabinet papers and minutes — MBIE website 

Cabinet reports on the PGF 

Kānoa – RDU reports to Cabinet every quarter on its funding decisions and the performance of the PGF. 

All Kānoa – RDU quarterly reports to Cabinet — MBIE website 

Position papers 

We have developed investment principles for areas of priority investment to help applicants and decision-makers when preparing or assessing applications. These are described in a series of position papers which set out the objective of Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment, principles and investment priorities. They define our approach to investments required to address social and infrastructure deficits, and to support sector investments that align with regional priorities. We will publish each of these papers as they are developed and agreed to. 

Position papers — MBIE website

Written parliamentary questions 

Written questions in parliament are one of the most important methods for making sure the Government is doing its job. You can read questions about the Kānoa – RDU, and their answers, on the Parliament website.

Written parliamentary questions — Parliament New Zealand website

Official Information Act (OIA) requests

Published responses to requests made under the OIA. 

Official Information Act releases — MBIE website

Whenua Māori Allocation guidelines

Applications to the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) Whenua Māori Allocation (WMA) are measured against the WMA Principles, alongside PGF investment criteria.

Provincial Growth Fund Whenua Māori Allocation — MBIE website