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 »

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