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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…

Tokomaru Bay

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.

EGL x TT announcement 23 June 2022 web edit

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.

Gisborne Inner Harbour please credit Kerry Fox

April distributions

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

east coast flood

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.

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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…

Screengrab Tairawhiti business panel

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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Rebuilding tourism under the Covid Protection Framework

East Coast MP and cabinet minister Kiri Allan met with local tourism operators last week to discuss doing business under the new COVID-19 Protection Framework.

Hikurangi Enterprises November distributions 2021 media release

November distributions

A not-for-profit, whānau housing initiative by Hikurangi Enterprises was the biggest recipient in the latest Trust Tairāwhiti funding round.

Kirihimete in the Park cancellation

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.

Important COVID-19 announcement

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.

Climate Action Series Partners Tairawhiti 4NOV

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…

October distributions

October distributions

Over $120,000 was awarded to a diverse range of community projects and events in the latest funding round from Trust Tairāwhiti. The recipients demonstrated strong alignments with muka (outcomes) of…

Carbon Farming

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…