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New chair appointed to Trust Tairāwhiti

David Battin has been unanimously appointed as the new board chair for Trust Tairāwhiti. The chair position was previously held by John Clarke, who will remain a trustee and support Mr Battin as…


New CE appointed for Trust Tairāwhiti

The board of Trust Tairāwhiti is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Jones as the organisation’s new chief executive. Trust chair John Clarke said after an extensive recruitment process…

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Trust releases 2022/23 Annual Report

The Trust Tairāwhiti Annual Report 2022/23 is now available online, ahead of the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on 10 August.

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Feasibility funding and community distributions

Feasibility case funding for two significant regional economic initiatives was approved in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti.


Eastland Generation announces capital raise to fuel development pipeline

eeking a growth partner to help fund a strong pipeline of renewable generation opportunities. Alongside its existing partners Ormat Technologies and Ngāti Tūwharetoa Geothermal Assets (NTGA), work is…


Trust CEO steps down after six years at the helm

After nearly six years in the role, Trust Tairāwhiti founding CEO, Gavin Murphy, is stepping down from his role, effective July 2023, says Trust chair John Clarke.

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New appointments for Trust Tairāwhiti governance

Council has confirmed two new appointments to the governance board of Trust Tairāwhiti to take forward the good work of departing trustees Dr Jill Chrisp and Kristen Kohere-Soutar.

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Eastland Group and Trust Tairāwhiti announce plan to sell Eastland Network to fund investment in energy transformation and community wellbeing

Eastland Group and sole shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti say right time to unlock value"from the company"s successful growth to transform for the future. li>Review has identified sale of electricity…


Livestream event for Tairāwhiti Techweek

A livestream event showcasing tech creativity, innovation and opportunities in Tairāwhiti will be held as part of the nationwide Techweek later this month.

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Christmas events cancelled due to COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the country, a decision has been made to cancel the inaugural Kirihimete in the Park event and Santa's Grotto in the CBD.

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Important COVID-19 announcement

Two wastewater samples in Tairāwhiti have tested positive for COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tairāwhiti at this time.

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Free Climate Action Workshop for Tairāwhiti businesses

Local businesses looking to reduce their climate footprint are invited to attend a free online Climate Action Workshop next week.

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Vaccinations in the workplace made easy

Tairāwhiti businesses and employers can play their part in the national vaccination campaign by making it easy for staff to be well-informed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Turanga Health is…

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New Eastland Group board appointments

Two new directors have been appointed to the Eastland Group board. Company shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti appointed Hamish Bell and Debbie Birch to the board of the Gisborne-based infrastructure…

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 2021 programme change

Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 2021 programme change

Through lockdown and into Delta Alert Level 2, Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival team have been working hard to deliver a vibrant celebration of the creative abundance of Te Tairāwhiti. They look forward…

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Registrations open for native forest regeneration event

Recloaking the Whenua is an online event focusing on permanent native forest regeneration across Tairāwhiti.

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COVID-19 Alert Level 4

The Government's decision to move all of New Zealand into COVID-19 Alert Level 4 at midnight 17 August 2021 was rapid but not unexpected given we are facing community transmission of the Delta strain.

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Annual Report 2021

Trust Tairāwhiti has released its Annual Report 2021, providing a comprehensive overview of its community investments, regional economic development, and wellbeing focus.