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Steve Breen
Steve Breen
GM Economic Development
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Liz Alder
Business and Community Development Advisor
Karen Fenn
Karen Fenn
Tairāwhiti Licence to Work Project Coordinator
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Adam Hughes
GM Tourism
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Harley Dibble
TEAP Programme Manager
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Richard Searle
GM Commercial
Holly Hatzilamprou
Tourism Product Development Advisor
Gisborne District Council
The Gisborne District Council co-funds Activate Tairāwhiti.
Eastland Community Trust
Eastland Community Trust co-funds Activate Tairāwhiti; it also helps fund many of our key economic projects.
Gisborne Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is part of the Tairawhiti Business Hub. They deliver the Co.Starters programme for Activate, and partnered with Activate to gain initial funding for the regional marketing initiative.
New Zealand Government
The Government is partnering with Activate to deliver a regional economic strategy, and is also providing funding for a local Project Manager.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
We’re part of NZTE’s Regional Business Partners network, providing advice and co-funding to Gisborne businesses wanting to grow and innovate.
Callaghan Institute
Callaghan Institute jointly funds the RBP programme with NZTE, delivering access to experts, technology development and R&D grants.
NZ Food & Innovation
This national network of science and technology resources is helping us to accelerate the development of local food and beverage businesses.
Business Mentors NZ
This national not-for-profit mentoring programme is managed locally by Activate and the Gisborne Chamber.
Eastland Group
Eastland Group specialises in regional infrastructure. They are the business behind the businesses powering our regional economy.
Air New Zealand
Activate is working with Air New Zealand on an initiative to increase visitors to our region.