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The government is committed to unlocking the full potential of regional Aotearoa. It has allocated $3 billion, over three years, to enhance economic development and employment opportunities in regional New Zealand. 

Kānoa – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit (Kānoa – REDIU) was established to work across government and with industry, communities, iwi and local government.

Kānoa – REDIU is a business unit of the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, and has been operating since 2018.