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.
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.
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.
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.
Kānoa – RDU releases Cabinet papers and minutes regularly.
Cabinet reports on the PGF
Kānoa – RDU reports to Cabinet every quarter on its funding decisions and the performance of the PGF.
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.
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.
Official Information Act (OIA) requests
Published responses to requests made under the OIA.
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.