Economy and Business
Information about all our economic recovery and development work.
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Useful links and information:
- Future Kaikoura Free training and events, assistance, information, support and advice for Kaikoura businesses affected by the November 2016 earthquakes.
NZTA SH1 Deviation meeting: NZTA are consulting on proposed changes to SH1. A drop in meeting will be held in the Supper Room at Memorial Hall on Wednesday 16 August 2pm-7pm. Drop in any time to have a chat about the recommended option.
Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 25 August 2017. Residents who have an opinion on the deviation should make an online submission, or email or call Michael Blyleven, Design Portfolio Manager, NZ Transport Agency 03 9642834.
Free Legal advice: Community Law Canterbury are in town fortnightly on a Monday to provide free legal advice (about rebuild, insurance or any other matter you may need help with). Contact them on 0800EQLEGAL or 0275370159 to find out more.
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.
- EQC now has a claim manager at the Kaikoura office (Shop 2, 6 West End). The Claim Manager will be at the office on Tuesdays 12-5pm and Wednesdays 9am-1pm to help any managed customers in the area who want to talk face-to-face about their claim.
- NCTIR News, and providing Complaints or Feedback NCTIR are doing everything they can to keep everyone up-to-date as the work on the road and rail continues find out how to keep up with their information, make a complaint or provide feedback
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