Te Tairāwhiti is the first place in the world to see the sun. The East Coast of New Zealand is already well known for its horticulture, forestry, tourism, and agriculture, and it has big plans for the future.
We've identified the Tairāwhiti region as a priority for early investment and support through the Provincial Growth Fund. There are significant opportunities to improve and support the region - particularly for local industry and improving the resilience of infrastructure.
Through the Provincial Growth Fund, the Government is investing heavily in the future of the Tairāwhiti region. In September 2018 the Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Economic Development announced an investment package of $152.7 million for the region.This will help boost the region’s economy, create jobs and enhance tourism opportunities.
The Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan, Te Huarahi Hei Whai Oranga, lays out the region's plans for economic growth and is supported by Activate Tairāwhiti. Additionally, eleven local iwi worked together to prepare the Tairāwhiti Maori Economic Report, identifying ways to support and enhance Māori economy in the region.
- Population: 48,500
- Average household income: $82,800
- GDP per capita: $39,649
Note: PGF funding is approved in principle and announced, after which contracts are negotiated. Some funding may depend on completion of business cases. Payments are made once agreed milestones are met. These are set as part of contract negotiations, and differ from project to project.
See more details about announcements on the Beehive's Regional Economic Development page.
|Tairāwhiti||Whakaki catchment cultural and economic assessments||Hawke's Bay Regional Council||$100,000||14 August 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Tairāwhiti Roading Package||Ministry of Transport||Up to $137,000,000||7 September 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Mt Titirangi - Puhi Kai Iti Connection||Gisborne District Council||$6,067,000||7 September 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Gisborne Airport||Eastland Group Ltd||$5,500,000||7 September 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Cooks Landing Restoration||Gisborne District Council||$1,630,000||7 September 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||New Zealand Macadamia Industry Development Project||NZ Macadamia Ltd||$995,000||7 September 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Tairāwhiti Rail Feasibility Study||PDU to contract directly||$450,000||7 September 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Far East Sawmill||Spectrum||$500,000||7 September 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Manaia Forestry Skills Training (Pilot)||TrainME Quality Service||$301,209||7 September 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Regional Action Plan Programme Manager||Eastland Community Trust||$90,000||7 September 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Water and Waste Management||Cedenco||$30,000||7 September 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Gisborne Inner Harbour Project||Eastland Group Ltd||$2,300,000||23 February 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Maukauri Aquifer Recharge||Gisborne District Council||$542,500||23 February 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Wood Engineering Centre of Excellence||Eastland Community Trust||$200,000||23 February 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Gisborne Tourism Product Development||Activate Tairāwhiti||$60,000||23 February 2018|
|Tairāwhiti||Te Ha Sestercentennial Project||Te Ha 1769 Sestercentennial Trust||$1,000,000||23 February 2018|