Earlier this week we announced that a feasibility study has been completed on a multi-use community stadium, located at Wharepai Domain. Determining viability for a stadium is complex, and this is a very positive step forward in providing the city with a space that can be utilised for sports, concerts and cultural events. Getting the size of the stadium right is a key consideration, alongside showcasing the unique location. If you are interested in learning more, please get in touch.
We continue our focus on supporting the re-invigoration of Tauranga’s CBD through the development of the Priority One Tauranga CBD Blueprint. The first of its kind for Tauranga, the CBD Blueprint represents a landmark moment for the city; showcasing the major developments that are committed for Tauranga City across the next eight years, and highlighting an exciting future for investors, developers, and our community. The Blueprint will be launched next week.
As the highly anticipated opening of Winstone Wallboards’ new Tauriko GIB factory draws closer, we will be holding our second GIB Open Day in support of finding candidates for the 100 new jobs the site will create. We encourage you to invite all those who might be interested in pursuing a career with GIB to attend this open day. You can find more information about the open day and register your interest here.
We congratulate Manawa Energy on its launch earlier this week following the sale of Trustpower’s retail business to Mercury. You can find more information in their media release, here.
Finally, Techweek22 kicks off on Monday 16th May with Tauranga hosting more than 25 events, including our own Tauranga Tech Futures event where we will be unveiling the new University of Waikato Blue/Green Tech Lab. You can find the full list of Tauranga Techweek events here.
Ngā mihi nui
Nigel Tutt, Chief Executive