Whaia Te Taki!
How do we help?
Who are we?



Whether you’re well-established or just starting out, we can offer support, funding and networks to help unlock your full potential.

How can we
help Tairāwhiti

We believe Tairāwhiti is a place where businesses
can truly shine. Our business team is here for all
existing businesses and start ups, both based in
our region and looking to move here.

We’re passionate about understanding your business and
goals for growth, and helping you with the resources,
financial support and contacts you need to thrive.

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Our People

Steve Breen

GM Economic Development

Richard Searle

GM Commercial

Harley Dibble

TEAP Programme Manager

Dr Mark Smith

Wood Processing Commercial Development Manager

Wendy Gatley

Business Growth Advisor

Malcolm Mersham

Business Growth Advisor

Gill Higgins

Licence to Work Coordinator

Karen Fenn

Licence to Work Coordinator


Seeking funding?

Find out what financial support is 
available through Trust Tairāwhiti.

Find out more