Northland

Northland is rich in natural resources and cultural heritage, boasts a subtropical climate, and has one of the world's most beautiful coastlines.

Northland already has a lot to offer for primary industry, tourism, food and beverage, and education — and it's time to build on that strength. Te Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan brings together over 60 different projects and initiatives to grow Northland's economy. 

Funding from the Provincial Development Unit is already helping get these projects off the ground.

Fast facts

  • Population: 175,400
  • Average household income:  $85,500
  • GDP per capita: $39,835

More Northland facts at the Regional Economic Activity Report

Funding announcements

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.

Region Programme Organisation Amount Date
Northland Business Case Development – Northland Rail Upgrade New Zealand Transport Agency $500,000 1 June 2018
Northland Twin Coast Discovery Route New Zealand Transport Agency Up to $6,250,000  1 June 2018
Northland Hundertwasser Arts Centre Whangarei Arts Museum Trust $9,940,000 1 June 2018
Northland Ngāti Rehia Kauri Sanctuary Ngāti Rehia $288,000 1 June 2018
Northland Ngāti Rangi Manuka and Kanuka oil distillery Ngāti Rehia Up to $70,000 1 June 2018
Northland Ngati Hine Forestry Trust Joint Venture Ngati Hine Forestry Trust $6,000,000 31 May 2018
Northland Ngati Hine Manuka Planting Training Programme Ngati Hine Forestry Trust $1,890,000 31 May 2018
Northland Opua Wharf Far North Holdings Ltd $890,000 16 March 2018
Northland Paihia Wharf Far North Holdings Ltd $2,970,000 16 March 2018
Northland Russell Wharf Far North Holdings Ltd $1,114,000 16 March 2018
Northland Kawakawa Tourism Hub Far North Holdings Ltd $2,378,000 23 February 2018
Northland Waipapa Intersection Improvement New Zealand Transport Agency $9,000,000 23 February 2018
Northland Totara Industry Proposal - pilot Scion $450,000 23 February 2018
Northland Hihiaua Stage One Hihiaua Cultural Centre $1,075,000 23 February 2018
Northland Manea Footprints of Kupe Far North Holdings Ltd $4,600,000 23 February 2018
Northland Bay of Islands Airport Terminal Upgrade Far North Holdings Ltd $1,750,000 16 March 2018
Northland Marine travel lift Oceania Marine Group $4,844,068 13 November 2018
Northland Waitangi Mountain Bike Park Focus Paihia Community Charitable Trust $490,000 29 November 2018