Top of the South/Te Tau Ihu

Nelson, Marlborough, and Tasman

Top of the South/Te Tau Ihu includes Nelson, the Marlborough Sounds and sunny Blenheim. The region is known for its wine production and stunning vistas. 

The people of Te Tau Ihu, just like other regions across New Zealand, want to lift the cultural, environmental, economic and social opportunities of their mokopuna. In June 2018, the Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman Councils, iwi, Wakatū Incorporation and other stakeholders agreed to work together on Te Tau Ihu Regional Growth Strategy. It will eventually identify a pipeline of priorities to progress to 2020.

 

Fast facts

Marlborough

  • Population: 46,200
  • Average household income: $92,400
  • GDP per capita: $60,996

Marlborough facts on the Regional Economic Activity Report

Nelson

  • Population: 51,400
  • Average household income: $92,600
  • GDP per capita: $54,084

Nelson facts on the Regional Economic Activity Report

Tasman

  • Population: 51,200
  • Average household income: $91,200
  • GDP per capita: $38,321

Tasman facts on 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
Top of the South (Te Tau Ihu) Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Expansion Project The New Zealand Aviation Museum Trust $60,000 3 December 2018
Top of the South (Te Tau Ihu) CFarmX Blue Mussel processing plant CFarmX Ltd $772,200 14 August 2018