May 12, 2017
TPK opens honey pot for East Coast enterprises
The Maori Development Ministry Te Puni Kokiri is giving an East Coast manuka honey producer just over $170,000 to develop a prototype Apiary Information and Land Management Tool.
Ngati Porou Miere has pulled together the owners of about 12,000 ha of Ngati Porou land into a company.
The grant is one of four investments coming from the Tairawhiti Maori Economic Report released in February.
Di Grennell, TPK’s deputy chief executive for regional partnertships, says another $100,000 is to be spent on the Activate Tairawhiti initiative to develop tourism.
Tairawhiti Rural Education Activities Programme is getting $100,000 to help rural Maori go through a graduated driver licence programme.
Tairawhiti has one of the highest incidences of driver licensing recidivist offending, which acts as a major barrier to employment opportunities.
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou will get $50,000 to develop a trail that connects and consolidates business activity along the East Coast and to provide business support services for whanau enterprise and rural development.
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