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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

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Trust Tairāwhiti Economic Development Focus

The release of Trust Tairawhiti's strategic plan, Te Aka Rautaki Ki Te Tau 2026, will provide a strategic focus on economic development, the man leading the region's economic development agency says.

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He Tohu Ora well received at New Zealand Impact Assessment Conference

Erina Hurihanganui and Malcolm Mersham from our Wellbeing and Impact team presented at the annual NZAIA (New Zealand Association of Impact Assessment) conference in Christchurch recently where they…

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Bumper summer season in Tairāwhiti

Tairāwhiti had an excellent summer season as Kiwis unable to travel abroad explored their own backyard.

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Trust Tairāwhiti backs new film and television studio Rāngai

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Trust Tairāwhiti backs new film and television studio Rāngai

The finishing touches are being put on a new film and television studio Rāngai, as it prepares for its first intake of students in July.

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Quarterly Economic Monitor March 2021

Tairāwhiti’s economy took a breath in the March 2021 quarter, following its impressive recovery over the preceding two quarters. According to provisional estimates from Infometrics, the area’s…

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Westpac Tairāwhiti Business Excellence Awards 2021 - Finalists & Presentation and Dinner

Westpac Tairāwhiti Business Excellence Awards Finalists. After a full and robust judging day, the judges are pleased to announce the finalists of this year's Westpac Tairāwhiti Business Excellence…


May Distributions

Ngati Porou East Coast Rugby was the winner on the day in the latest funding announcement by Trust Tairāwhiti with a decision to underwrite $50,000 towards a series of sporting events to be delivered…

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Game of Life

Trust Tairāwhiti was one of the key players in the successful launch of a new careers event connecting local employers with students.

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Waka Kura

Trust Tairāwhiti enables the delivery of waka ama school programme.

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East Coast rangatahi benefit from latest funding distribution

East Coast youth will reap the rewards of the latest funding decisions by Trust Tairāwhiti with Rua Bioscience receiving $50,000.

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TORO Studios to open in Gisborne

Trust Tairawhiti is investing in the region's digital sector backing TORO Studios which will specialise in digital production services from its Tairawhiti base.

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Focus on Employment

Trust Tairāwhiti welcomed Alex Hawea into the new role of Senior Employment Coordinator at the end of 2020.