The region’s Economic Action Plan was refreshed in December. There have been lots of changes made and for the first time ever, the aspirations of all Tairāwhiti Iwi are reflected in the one, inclusive plan.
The document is now guided by for Pou:
1. Kaitiakitanga – protecting and enhancing our environment.
2. Effective and meaningful collaboration with Iwi.
3. Celebrating and capitalising on our cultural distinctiveness.
4. An inclusive economy - sharing the benefits of economic prosperity in the region.
The refreshed document now also contains a commitment to moving the region to a zero emissions and circular economy.
There are several new TEAP actions that have been refreshed and declared.
The nine priority actions are:
1. Realising the value of our forestry assets.
2. Driving sustainable value-added horticultural production.
3. Unlocking the potential of Whenua Māori.
4. Growing our tourism sector.
5. Improving our transport connections.
6. Maximising tech opportunities in the region.
7. Growing our people.
8. Becoming a business enabled region.
9. Future-proofing our prosperity.
The refresh of the TEAP has been led by the TEAP Steering Group, which includes Chief Executives and senior representatives from:
Eastland Group, Eastland Wood Council, EIT Gisborne District Council, Gisborne Holdings Ltd, Leaderbrand, Te Aitanga a Mahaki Trust, Provincial Development Unit, Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust, Tamanuhiri Tutu Poroporo Trust, Te Runanganui o Ngāti Porou and Trust Tairāwhiti. A higher level TEAP Governance Group is being established to champion the regional outcomes and benefits of the TEAP.
The Individual Actions within the TEAP are led by a wide range of agencies and businesses throughout the region.
Trust Tairāwhiti is leading on 18 of the 59 actions.
Read more in 'Documents.'