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10 June 2020 Newsletter
10 June 2020 Newsletter
10 June 2020
Priority One Newsletter : The Education Edition Read the newsletter...
3 June 2020 Newsletter
3 June 2020 Newsletter
3 June 2020
Priority One Newsletter:  Sector Update - Horticulture Read the newsletter...
26 May 2020 Newsletter
26 May 2020 Newsletter
26 May 2020
Priority One Newsletter : Local Developments Read the newsletter...
19 May 2020 Newsletter
19 May 2020 Newsletter
19 May 2020
Priority One Newsletter : Optimism Read the newsletter...
12 May 2020 Newsletter
12 May 2020 Newsletter
12 May 2020
Priority One Newsletter : Activity in the Western Bay Read the newsletter...
5 May 2020 Newsletter
5 May 2020 Newsletter
5 May 2020
Priority One Newsletter : Local Responsiveness Read the newsletter...
30 April 2020 Newsletter
30 April 2020 Newsletter
30 April 2020
Priority One Newsletter : What's next in Level 3 Read the newsletter...
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
7 November 2019

Talent in our labour market

The Western Bay economy continues to expand at a healthy rate; businesses remain confident about how they are trading and their future prospects. While we’re still growing well, we need to be...
JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER
JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER
31 July 2019

Expanded Groundswell festival brings two weeks of innovation, fresh ideas and international speakers

Groundswell festival of innovation is back again this year, showcasing the diverse range of innovative and entrepreneurial activity taking place in the Bay and providing a platform for the...
JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER
JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER
28 June 2019

Focus on inclusiveness and prosperity across the community

Far from being a new concept, wellbeing is at the heart of the outcomes that communities value most, rather than just measuring GDP or employment.  Economic forecaster, Infometrics, has...
MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER
MAY 2019 NEWSLETTER
31 May 2019

Value of research and tertiary capability highlighted by two major initiatives

Lifting the Western Bay sub-region’s ability to add value to jobs, products and business by increasing research and development capacity aligned with our distinctive economic strengths is a key...
APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER
APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER
30 April 2019

We all need to step up to resolve our transport woes

Tauranga is a great city and a hugely popular place.  While we have a lot to be positive about and a bright future ahead, transport congestion is cause for real concern.  We face a dire...
MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER
MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER
29 March 2019

Western Bay’s innovative tertiary education model leads the way

February saw the opening of the University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus. This is a great milestone and development for our city and one that will improve our competitive advantages as a city...
FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER
27 February 2019

Competitive advantages underpin economic success, but there’s still work to do

The popularity of Tauranga/Western Bay has been built on several years of economic growth, and it’s a pretty compelling story.  Our headline statistics are impressive, with 4.1% GDP growth...
DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
19 December 2018

Priority One sends best wishes for the festive season

The team at Priority One would like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their support during 2018.  It has been another a great year for the local economy, with the region topping...
NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
29 November 2018

Education system needs to prepare students for innovation era

A sense of urgency is required to rethink how we prepare our young people to thrive in an era of innovation and key to this is providing more time for free learning, according to an internationally...
OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
30 October 2018

How do you want our city to develop over the next 30 years?

Earlier this month SmartGrowth released the Future Development Strategy for consultation.  SmartGrowth is a partnership of the three local councils and Tangata Whenua – it sets the future...
SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
28 September 2018

Groundswell highlights Bay’s culture of innovation and collaboration

Late August saw the second Groundswell Festival of Innovation take place at a range of venues across Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.  Please click here to read the rest of the September...
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