The aim of Matariki, launched in 2016, is to ensure that: ‘Every household and every whānau is actively engaged in, contributing to and benefiting from, a thriving Hawke's Bay economy’. Put together after an extensive consultation process, the multi-agency approach means a broad reach across all sectors can be achieved, providing the best chances of success. On this page you can find out Hastings' areas of responsibilities and links to the full plan.
Matariki is the Regional Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan for Hawke’s Bay.
Organisations from across Hawke’s Bay (councils, iwi, hapu, businesses and government agencies) are responsible for different projects. The focus is on working together to grow jobs across the region, increase household incomes and raise Hawke’s Bay economic performance.
For more information and the latest news on progress see the Matariki website.
Hastings District Council has direct responsibility for five projects under Matariki (Regional Economic Development Strategy).
Those are to:
Hastings District Council is also a key partner in other projects being led by various councils and groups in the region, among them: Linking local unemployed with new jobs (1000 in three years); providing opportunities for youth to gain drivers’ licences (particularly in outlying areas); exploring the establishment of a small business ‘incubator’; investigating setting up an annual investor summit; supporting the drive to significantly upgrade State Highway 2 between Napier and Opotiki; assisting with developing a Maori-centred tourism group.
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