Economy and Business

A diverse and sustainable economy

Information about all the economic recovery work currently going on in Kaikoura District.

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Whats on in Kaikoura? 

Business Recovery Grant Programme (BRGP)

The next phase in the government suite of recovery support measures intended to help businesses during recovery. 

This is externally administered. Applications are approved by an independent panel.  The BGRP replaced the Earthquake Support Subsidy (ESS) on 1 May 2017.

Primary Industries Earthquake Recovery Fund 

A $5 million support fund is available to quake-affected farmers in Hurunui, Kaikōura and Marlborough. Find out how you can apply to access the fund.

Future Kaikoura 

Assistance, information, support and advice for Kaikoura businesses affected by the November 2016 earthquakes.

How does this fit with the Recovery Plan?

Recovery Plan Goal: Establish strategic partnerships to attract investment; develop support structures to provide certainty around businesses and employment continuity; and explore avenues of economic diversification to enhance economic and social resilience.

How we'll achieve it

Market Kaikōura: Reposition Kaikōura as a unique year-round destination including multi-day/weekend offerings. Establish an international marketing campaign. Establish long term partnerships and actions to maintain momentum and create longer term solutions for marketing the region.

Year round and more diverse tourism: Investigate options to attract year-round visitors to Kaikōura and to diversify tourism opportunities, including targeting higher value tourism, new facilities and ventures across all seasons.

Education hub: Explore with local education providers opportunities to collaborate on the provision of educational services and facilities (e.g. explore a local education hub for the region).

Marine Research Centre: Investigate the potential for Kaikōura to become a marine research centre for New Zealand to attract year-round researchers and students