Trust Tairāwhiti brings our community trust and economic development agency together under one roof to better assist the wellbeing of our people, the success of our businesses, and the future of our region. 


Business support grants

Applications for Business Support Grants closed on April 16.

Initially we could only pay businesses up to 43 per cent of the amount applied for due to the demand well-exceeding the first tranche of funding. The Government has since allocated additional funds for the region.

All applications have been processed and we have now distributed all remaining funds to approved applicants, lifting the total amount closer to what was originally requested.

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Industry, Business & Employment

Quarterly Economic Monitor – March 2023
25 May 2023

Cyclone Gabrielle heavily disrupted the Tairāwhiti economy over the first quarter of 2023 and while this hampered usual economic activity levels, various indicators highlight the remarkable momentum the region has been able to maintain.


Community Initiatives

May distributions 2023
23 May 2023

The Motu Trails Charitable Trust will receive $90,000 from Trust Tairāwhiti over three years to boost their marketing and promotions to attract more visitors to the region.


Govt approves extra $25 million extension for cyclone-affected businesses
18 April 2023

18 April 2023 - From the office of Hon Grant Robertson





Special meeting of Trust Tairāwhiti
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Trust Tairāwhiti Meeting May 2023
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Trust Meeting

Trust Tairāwhiti Meeting April 2023
4 April 2023