Newsletter | 02 June 2022

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Kia ora,

June brings with it a focus on the international sector. The reopening of NZ’s borders has been fast tracked to 31 July, and the first stage of applications for the new Accredited Employer Work Visa are underway. For those eligible and seeking international talent to fill ongoing shortages, we encourage you to visit NZ Immigration’s AEWV information portal here, and view the short info-session here.

Next week, the largest domestic delegation of foreign diplomats will visit Tauranga. In partnership with Tauranga City Council and MFAT, ambassadors and high commissioners from over 38 countries will be visiting for a two-day study tour. The tour will showcase local innovation, business, tourism, education, cuisine, culture, and the local economy, highlighting trade and investment opportunities and strengthening our region’s relationships with international partners.

Following recent public consultation, we are pleased to see the recent announcement of the progression of Tauranga’s Civic Precinct, Te Manawataki o Te Papa, which will occupy the area between Wharf Street and Hamilton Street. The development, which was included in the recently launched Priority One Tauranga CBD Blueprint, will support the continued rejuvenation of the CBD and the surrounding developments over the next decade. View the full master plan for the Civic Precinct here.

Ngā mihi nui

Nigel Tutt, Chief Executive