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Quarterly Economic Monitor December 2023

In the last three months of 2023, the Tairāwhiti economy saw little change from the previous two quarters. The subdued economy reflects the lingering impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle, household spending…

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Quarterly Economic Monitor September 2023

Economic activity in Tairāwhiti has shown signs of decline over the year and is tracking below the national average for several indicators, according to the latest Infometrics Quarterly Economic…

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Quarterly Economic Monitor June 2023

The Tairāwhiti economy remains subdued following the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle, high interest rates and the cost of living, according to recent economic data. Infometrics’ Quarterly Economic…

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StardustME — Rocketed into outer space

A Gisborne business built around a surprising synergy of the technology, space and funeral sectors has rocketed from start-up into outer space. StardustME provides space memorial flights to celebrate…

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Business support grants

In the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, Trust Tairāwhiti distributed $16.32 million to 730 local businesses to support their recovery and get back up and running.

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Quarterly Economic Monitor March 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle heavily disrupted the Tairāwhiti economy over the first quarter of 2023 and while this hampered usual economic activity levels, various indicators highlight the remarkable momentum…

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Quarterly Economic Monitor September 2022

The Tairawhiti economy remains constrained, with more challenging conditions limiting economic activity.

Infometrics provisional estimates show a 1.4%pa fall in economic activity for the September…

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Quarterly Economic Monitor March 2022

Tairāwhiti’s economic growth has outpaced the national average this quarter, with Infometrics provisionally estimating 3.4%pa GDP growth in the March 2022 quarter, compared to 2.0% nationally.

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Flood support and advice for businesses

We understand businesses have been impacted by the recent weather events and there is widespread damage, logistical challenges and financial implications for many.

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Youthtown takes over Licence to Work Programme

As the Licence to Work (LTW) youth employability programme enters its sixth year in Tairāwhiti, not-for-profit organisation Youthtown will take over the programme from Trust Tairāwhiti.

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Quarterly Economic Monitor December 2021

The Tairāwhiti economy saw a robust bounce back in economic activity at the end of 2021.

Provisional estimates from Infometrics point to a 7.1%pa rise in economic activity in the December 2021…

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Tairāwhiti business panel discussion online

A business panel discussion about the move into the government's new COVID-19 Protection Framework is now available on the Trust Tairāwhiti website.

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Impacts of permanent carbon farming in Tairāwhiti

A report on the impacts of permanent carbon farming in Tairāwhiti highlights the long-term challenges it may pose for the region, including the potential for significant job losses. Trust Tairāwhiti…

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Businesses more resilient in lockdown

Local businesses are less concerned about the current lockdown compared to last year's, according to the results of a Trust Tairāwhiti business survey.

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Quarterly Economic Monitor September 2021

Impacts of the Delta outbreak are being felt in Tairāwhiti, with Infometrics data showing economic activity in the September quarter fell by 3.3 per cent.

The latest Infometrics quarterly economic…

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Local businesses encouraged to complete lockdown survey

Trust Tairāwhiti has launched an online survey to capture the impacts this current lockdown is having on local business owners and operators.

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COVID-19 Business Support

The Government roll out of business support is well underway for those affected by the current COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, and new information is being released regularly.

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Trust Tairāwhiti Economic Development Focus

The release of Trust Tairawhiti's strategic plan, Te Aka Rautaki Ki Te Tau 2026, will provide a strategic focus on economic development, the man leading the region's economic development agency says.