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AUGUST NEWSLETTER
AUGUST NEWSLETTER
31 August 2017

Tauranga city abuzz during week of innovation

August saw the inaugural Groundswell event held - Tauranga's festival of innovation.  Priority One was proud to put on this event and we were pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest...
JULY NEWSLETTER
JULY NEWSLETTER
31 July 2017

Unique industry collaboration drives establishment of new high-tech research institute in the Bay

By now you’ll probably have heard that the government recently approved our proposal for a new regional research Institute to be based in the Western Bay sub-region.  This is an absolute...
JUNE NEWSLETTER
JUNE NEWSLETTER
30 June 2017

Bay shines as culture of collaboration drives innovation

One of the first things I noticed when I started working for Priority One was the strong culture of collaboration that exists in the Western Bay sub-region.  The ethos of trust and working...
MAY NEWSLETTER
MAY NEWSLETTER
31 May 2017

Business leaders confident but attracting skills a barrier to growth

As a business member-based economic development agency – a unique model in New Zealand – it’s essential that Priority One’s work is aligned to the needs and aspirations of...
APRIL NEWSLETTER
APRIL NEWSLETTER
28 April 2017

Maori economy critical to the future success of the Bay

Sometimes we get asked about the Māori economy and economic development in this area.  People are interested in this; Māori are major stakeholders and contributors to economic growth in the...
MARCH NEWSLETTER
MARCH NEWSLETTER
30 March 2017

Encouraging signs for the regional economy

March saw the release of a new batch of annual statistics - generally these make great reading for the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region. There are a couple of areas that I'd like to...
FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
28 February 2017

Maximising business growth through technology

I hope that the festive season has treated you well and that you are on track for a successful 2017. I've recently had a number of discussions around digital change - what it is, how it happens...
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
20 December 2016

Region's competitive advantages bring Bay expat home to Tauranga

As you might be aware, I have recently started working at Priority One.  Like many others, I've moved to the Bay of Plenty from Auckland, although I was lucky enough to have been born and...
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
30 November 2016

STRONG ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOB MARKET CATALYSTS FOR NEW BUSINESS

Building a great city and region requires aspirational leadership and a clarity of vision that inspires people to act on the potential they see.  Last month Priority One launched its...
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
30 October 2016

KEY ASPECTS OF CHANGE IMPACTING ON THE FUTURE LEADERSHIP OF BUSINESS

Are you and your managers prepared for the leadership challenges of the future?  At the end of September Priority One partnered with the Management School at the University of Waikato to host a...
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
30 September 2016

Innovation spotlight shines on Tauranga and the Western Bay

The local economy is undergoing a significant transformation, with an increase in business moving here, a rise in startup companies and strong job growth resulting in the diversification of key...
AUGUST NEWSLETTER
AUGUST NEWSLETTER
31 August 2016

Tauranga is a city of opportunity - for everyone

Among the many initiatives we are involved in, Priority One’s most critical economic development role is the growth, attraction and retention of skilled, talented and creative people.  Our...
JULY NEWSLETTER
JULY NEWSLETTER
29 July 2016

Economic development gets the Tarantino touch

The desirability, viability and flexibility of Tauranga as the location of New Zealand’s third film studio got a nudge in July with a very unique occurrence.  Writer/director Anton Steel...
JUNE NEWSLETTER
JUNE NEWSLETTER
30 June 2016

Nurturing the Bay's emerging little Einsteins

“I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.”  That’s the Albert Einstein quote on the House of Science t-shirts and it sums up what this incredible organisation...
MAY NEWSLETTER
MAY NEWSLETTER
27 May 2016

Priority One's Chief Executive steps down to focus on new challenges

Priority One’s Chief Executive, Andrew Coker, has announced he is stepping down from the role to focus full-time on his private start-up venture.  Andrew leaves the role after 10 years...
APRIL NEWSLETTER
APRIL NEWSLETTER
29 April 2016
PRIORITY ONE CHAIR CALLS FOR BOLD APPROACH TO ACHIEVE A WORLD-CLASS CITY In his keynote address at the recent City Leaders’ Lunch, Priority One Chair, Brett Hewlett, called for boldness,...
MARCH NEWSLETTER
MARCH NEWSLETTER
31 March 2016
POTENTIAL CITY CENTRE INVESTMENT IN EXCESS OF $350M REFLECTS GROWING CONFIDENCE Tauranga’s city centre is coming of age and right now and has the very real potential for growth befitting a...
FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER
26 February 2016
OUR PLACE TO SHINE - RECREATING TAURANGA AS A MAGNET CITY At Priority One’s 2015 Annual General Meeting, five successful, talented, high achievers spoke about why Tauranga resonated to them...
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