Kia Hiwa Rā Newsline


The Government is investing $170,000 in a Canterbury initiative that connects secondary students with businesses who can transition them into further education, employment or training.

The funding will also extend Christchurch’s Educated Job Ready Programme to Timaru.

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced the funding in Christchurch today at the launch of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy refresh.

Read the full press release here »

View the Economic Development Strategy document here »

Recent articles from Te Puni Kōkiri.

The latest issue of Kōkiritia, the monthly publication from Te Puni Kōkiri provides yet another rich source of information relating to Māori development and wellbeing.

You can view the newsletter here or subscribe here to receive regular updates. Alternatively, follow the links below for the articles. Kōkiritia - Tuhinga 22, summary links:  Healing Wounds at Parihaka » Waikato Chefs Battle Matariki Inspired Dishes » Ngāti Rangi Finds Work for 220 in Ruapehu District » For Future’s Sake Vote Launch » Young Dad With No Farming Background Wins Ahuwhenua » From Marae to Man-Power » Māori Land Service Feedback » Haka on Great Wall of China » Pearls of Wisdom for Rangatahi at Matariki » Spotting Kiwi at Rakiura Island » 

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The Kaikōura District Council have adopted a recovery plan to "provide a clear direction for restoring and enhancing the Kaikōura District". This was in respose to the November 2016 earthquake.

The plan lays out a roadmap following 5 key themes:

  1. Economy - Developing a sustainable economy

  2. Rebuild - Rebuilding quality facilities and infrastructure

  3. Community - Enabling a strong and healthy community

  4. Natural Environment - Protecting and enhancing the natural environment

  5. Future - Striving for a resilient and positive future

Read the full media release PDFhere or find the recovery plan through the Kaikōura District Council website www.kaikoura.govt.nz