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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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May distributions 2023

The Motu Trails Charitable Trust will receive $90,000 from Trust Tairāwhiti over three years to boost their marketing and promotions to attract more visitors to the region.

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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…

Hikurangi Enterprises November distributions 2021 media release

April distributions

Four community groups were supported with grants totalling $178,000 in the latest distribution round from Trust Tairāwhiti.

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Warmer Kiwi Homes programme

Grants for home heating and insulation are available for eligible homeowners in the Tairāwhiti region.

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Quick-turnaround community grants

In the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle, 49 community groups in Tairāwhiti were supported with quick-turnaround grants to help their recovery efforts.

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Tairāwhiti Wellbeing Survey data now online

The first tranche of insights and data tables from the Tairāwhiti Wellbeing Survey (TWS) are now available online. Logo

Govt approves $25 million extension for cyclone-affected businesses

The Government is providing a further $25 million in grants to help more businesses in cyclone-affected regions with the clean up and get them back up and running.

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Applications open for business support grants

Tairāwhiti businesses can now apply for a business support grant of up to $40,000 to support their recovery from Cyclone Gabrielle. The Government has allocated $4.5 million in this tranche of…

Interim Cyclone business support to be locally led

Interim Cyclone business support to be locally led

26 February 2023 - From the offices of Hon Grant Robertson and Hon Kiri Allan $25 million to help businesses meet immediate costs, further assist with clean-up and boost business support and advice…

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Tairāwhiti funding confirmed for business support grants

Trust Tairāwhiti has welcomed the Government’s funding announcement today to help businesses following the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle. The Government is providing $25 million in grants to help…

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Cyclone Gabrielle Business Update #1

Business Hub now open Location : Trust Tairāwhiti - Ground floor, 50 The Esplanade, Shed 3, Inner Harbour Open hours : 8am to 5pm every day Businesses are welcome to come in and use the internet to…

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December Distributions

Over $530,000 was awarded to 12 community groups and initiatives in the final funding round for the year from Trust Tairāwhiti. . The largest distribution of $280,000 was approved for Gisborne City…

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Final call for the Tairāwhiti Wellbeing Survey

There is just one week left to complete the Tairāwhiti Wellbeing Survey (TWS) and ensure your voice is captured within this regional data. More than 800 people have already done the survey, with…

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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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Strong uptake of Digital Boost platform

Trust Tairāwhiti has been partnering with the Ministry of Businesses, Innovation and Employment and local organisations, Ask Alice, Tai Tech and Tolaga Bay Innovation to provide digital skills…

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Six community organisations supported with over $200,000 in funds from Trust Tairāwhiti

An initiative to provide surfing programmes in East Coast townships was one of the major recipients in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti.