Tenants kick off the New Year with record-breaking rents

Press Release – Trade Me Limited

Tenants around the country are facing record-breaking rents after the national median rent rose 4.4 per cent to an all-time high of $470 per week, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. Read more »

One giant leap for provincial New Zealand

Press Release – Economic Development NZ

The new $1 billion per annum Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has been officially launched in Gisborne today by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones. Read more »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Minister Shane Jones

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: Forestry, tourism, roads and rail are all getting a boost in the first wave of funding from the billion-dollar provincial growth fund, but critics say the announcement was underwhelming and essentially just rebranded existing projects. … Read more »

$6 million announcement for economic development

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Manawat-Whanganui regional leaders have welcomed Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announcement today of $6 million from governments Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) towards the revitalisation of Whanganui Port and an upgrade of … Read more »

Regional growth fund trickle becomes avalanche

Article – BusinessDesk

By Pattrick Smellie Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The government has made an initial $61.7 million down-payment on its promise to spend $1 billion a year for the next three years on regional economic growth initiatives, with Cabinet papers signalling it … Read more »

export growth in 1H suggests economy in not too bad a shape

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns says the 9.4 percent growth in export volumes from New Zealand’s biggest port suggests the economy “is in not too bad a shape” as log and dairy shipments rise alongside an increase … Read more »

Provincial growth fund

Press Release – Business NZ

Source: BusinessNZ — The launch of the Provincial Growth Fund has the potential to boost the performance of the regions as economic opportunities are generated through investment, BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope says. Read more »

Useful first step on provincial growth- Feds

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The Government has made a useful first step on its ambition to boost vitality outside the main centres, Federated Farmers Vice-President Andrew Hoggard said. Read more »

Northland regional economic development announcement

Press Release – Northport Port

Northport Ltd welcomes todays announcement by the Minister of Regional Economic Development, Shane Jones, about governments intention to invest in roading and infrastructure projects in Northland, and to investigate the viability of a rail … Read more »

Regions get boost with Provincial Growth Fund

Press Release – Local Government NZ

The $1 billion Provincial Growth Fund launched by the Government today will give New Zealands regions a boost and help unlock the potential of our rural and smaller centres, Local Government New Zealand says. Read more »

Northland: Tourism and jobs at heart of economic development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide over $17 million to help create jobs, address infrastructure deficits, diversify the regional economy and enhance the tourism opportunities that exist in Northland, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane … Read more »

Exciting opportunity to build good jobs for the future

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said today that he was excited to see such swift and broad progress on the Provincial Growth Fund for regional economic development from the new Coalition Government. “This is the biggest opportunity weve … Read more »

Manawatū-Whanganui: Port and Rail boost

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest more than $6 million towards revitalisation of the Whanganui Port and upgrade of the towns rail line, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. Read more »

West Coast: Future-proofing key to economic growth

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund will invest in two cycle trails for the West Coast and work with the region to develop more proposals to be considered for funding, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Read more »

Economic development a key aspiration for Māori in the Waika

Press Release – New Zealand Government

There is a new vision for growth and opportunity in the Waikato and I welcome the release of significant economic action goals, says Mori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Read more »

Billion tree planting timetable gives industry confidence

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Billion tree planting timetable gives industry confidence Forest Owners say the announcement of the timetable for the governments billion tree ten year project will give confidence that the massive afforestation is a serious proposition. Read more »

Future focus on Upper North Island logistics

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The future of the upper North Island ports, including whether Ports of Auckland should be relocated, will be considered as part of a wider transport and logistics strategy, Associate Minister of Transport Shane Jones has today announced. Cabinet has approved … Read more »

One billion tree programme under way

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister for Forestry 23 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Collaborative efforts towards the ambitious one billion trees target are well under way with the first areas of land needed for Crown Forestry planting this winter committed, Forestry … Read more »

Rail: $8m injection to reboot regional rail

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Minister and Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones has today announced the first of many regional rail initiatives the Government is looking to support. Read more »

KiwiRail welcomes Government’s boost to rail

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail Chief Executive Peter Reidy says todays announcements of new projects in the Provincial Growth Fund are a strong signal of the Governments confidence in rails ability to drive regional economic growth for New Zealand. Read more »

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