In 2015, Activate Tairāwhiti was launched, to lead local economic development and help Tairāwhiti businesses create more employment opportunities for our people. Trust Tairāwhiti brings our community trust and economic development agency together under one roof, to better assist the wellbeing of our people, the success of our businesses, and the future of our region.
We are passionate about creating a greater Tairāwhiti for everyone. Since 1993, we’ve invested more than $60million into Tairāwhiti to help grow our regional economy and support the wellbeing of our communities.
We want Tairāwhiti to be a welcoming place where we all live well, together.
Where children dream, communities unite, and futures inspire. Where people flourish, business booms, and tourism thrives. Where culture connects, relationships empower, and nature endures. Where opportunity, prosperity, and pride is shared with our people, our businesses, and our environment.
We support community initiatives that will lead to sustained wellbeing for our people.
Whether you’re well-established or just starting out, we can offer support, funding and networks to help unlock your full potential.Find out more
If you’re developing new tourism products or enhancing existing ones, we can help you access funding and expertise.