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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…

Dec Distributions

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.

Digital Boost

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.

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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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April distributions

Seven local community groups will benefit from grants totalling $59,500 in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti.

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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.


Have your say on the future of Tairāwhiti tourism

The people of Tairāwhiti are invited to have their say on the future of tourism and the visitor economy in this region.

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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.