Vitalising the regions

Posted on July 18, 2017

The Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan is one of several plans vitalising the regions of New Zealand where growth opportunities are being identified to help increase jobs, income and investment.

These regionally-led action plans are supported by central government’s Regional Growth Programme. Work on the action plans bring together regional stakeholders, such as businesses, iwi / hāpu / whānau Māori, economic development agencies, central government agencies and local government to support and deliver projects.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the Ministry of Primary Industries lead the Programme on behalf of central government. They have developed a booklet on the Programme that highlights successes to date in each region, including case studies on successful projects or regional initiatives like Northland Journeys – the Byways, the Kawerau Container Terminal Research Project in the Bay of Plenty and aquaculture in Southland.  

The booklet reflects the diversity of the regions and the opportunities they have identified. It also highlights the common themes of increasing exports and innovation, attracting investment, building infrastructure, the sustainable use of natural resources, and developing skilled and safe workplaces. 

Check out the Regional Growth Programme booklet to see what’s happening in Northland and elsewhere in the country.