Kaikōura Vision for the future is extremely important to all businesses.
In our current survey, 73% have already highlighted that they are keen to be involved in directing the future of Kaikōura through a Vision with associated values. This will be a multi step process with the aim of reaching a wider vision within the whole community.
The first step is a business brainstorm:
Wednesday 21 August 2019, 6.30pm for 7pm start
Venue to be advised
6.30pm Network with fellow businesses
7:05pm Tourism Trends and Future Business Development - Kauahi Ngapora – Whale Watch Kaikōura
7:15pm Social development – sports, recreational and education Mark Fissenden - Paper Plus Kaikōura, Swimming Pool Committee,Board of Trustees Kaikōura High School
7:25pm Economic Analysis of current and 25 years from now - Mel Skinner
7:30pm What business envision for the future? Where we are now? Ideas and Strategies to get to the envision future? Challenges to overcome?
Future steps will include:
14 August – Networking Session to hear more about the program
15 August – One on One tailored growth and innovation session
with Guy Graham, Business Growth Advisor.
The Regional Business Partnership is a tailored business solution process targeted towards helping local businesses looking to innovate and grow. This program is supported by the Kaikōura Business Association and managed by Business Growth Advisors from Enterprise North Canterbury for Kaikōura.
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE), allocates training funds annually to 14 economic development agencies around New Zealand that are part of their Regional Business Partnership (RBP) network. The funding allows small businesses that meet certain criteria to receive up to 50% off the costs of an NZTE-approved business training course or coaching sessions that will help their business improve.
Enterprise North Canterbury Business Growth Advisor Guy Graham, works with NZTE and local businesses to allocate the funds in the North Canterbury region.
Guy encourages businesses who think they might be eligible to take advantage of the funding while it is available.
“We undertake business assessments to help businesses find opportunities to improve and arm them with resources and referrals to other professionals to help them in the areas where it’s needed.”
“The Regional Business Partnership enables businesses across all areas of the spectrum to access subsidised training to help them innovate and grow,” Guy says. “It enables small businesses to take part in training and coaching they may not have been able to afford otherwise. Businesses can find new ways to develop how they do business, enabling them to reach their full potential.”
We have arranged for Guy Graham to come to Kaikōura on the 14/15th August to meet with businesses to look at ways funding can help your business achieve your goals.
Did you know that Kaikoura’s fishing industry may be reaching an end of an era?
Learn about Kaikoura's fishing industry
& ways to protect the Hector Dolphin
Catholic Church Parish Hall
Friday 26 July 2019, 4.30pm - 8pm
The Government has put out the Hector and Maui Dolphin Threat Management (TMP) for consultation. The TMP provides a blanket solution to protecting New Zealand Hector Dolphins.
The proposed plan may potentially have a large impact for our fishing operations in Kaikōura. It will impact 4 businesses, up to 15 employees and over 7 families. Some businesses may lose between 76% - 98% of their operations.
This in turn will impact local supporting businesses which supply the industry.
It is important as a community that we understand about our marine mammals, the environment and the natural and human impacts that will affect Hector Dolphins sustainability. It is critical for Kaikoura to ensure protection of our marine mammals and environment whilst balancing this with our sustainable marine economy.
Full information about the discussion evening is found here
Fisheries New Zealand, Te Korowai, and the Kaikōura Marine Guardians hosted an event for researchers to present their findings on the effects of the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake on the marine environment.
"It was important for us to present the results to the Kaikōura community first, so it was pleasing to see so many people asking questions and engaging with this research.
If you missed it - here is the link.