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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…

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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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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…

Recloaking The Whenua

Registrations open for native forest regeneration event

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

News Survey August 2021

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.

Turanga Health

Essential Worker Vaccinations and Financial Support

Today's announcement of the nationwide countrywide lockdown extension is part of the ongoing COVID-19 rollercoaster. We are looking forward to the Monday announcement, where hopefully we will start…

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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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Funding confirmed for community facilities

Trust Tairāwhiti will fund up to $15 million towards "early win" sports facility projects, including waka storage facilities at Anzac and Marina Parks and the skatepark redevelopment.

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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.

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July distributions

Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti (SGT) was one of the major recipients in the latest Trust Tairāwhiti funding announcement, with $75,000 going towards a shared services pilot programme for up to 10 sporting…

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Trust Tairāwhiti appoints John Clarke as Chair

Trust Tairāwhiti announced today that experienced trustee and former Mayor of Gisborne John Clarke has been appointed new Chair of Trust Tairāwhiti