PGF investing in the Far North's future

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Work to improve the economic fortunes in the Far North is getting a boost from the Provincial Growth Fund with over $8m in funding announced for key community projects in the district.

Tourism Minister and MP for Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis was in Kaitaia today to announce the investment in five projects across the Far North.

Projects supported today include Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi Busby’s Kupe Waka Centre, a multi-use sports centre in Te Hiku, preliminary investigations of a water storage project for the area and exploring a barge at Te Mingi.

The PGF is also investing in Aupouri Ngāti Kahu Te Rarawa (ANT) Trust to progress three economic development projects in the district.

Minister Davis said these projects have potential to address the complex challenges facing the Far North including high unemployment, an underutilised labour force, and comparatively lower GDP than other districts. 

Published: Feb 27, 2019 · Updated: Dec 1, 2020