Ngawha Innovation and Enterprise Park

Originator/Sponsor: Rural Leaders NZ

Portfolio Managers: Jackie Lynch

Status: Completed August 2023

Lead Agency/Service Provider: Skills Consulting Group

Collaborating partners: Pahautea Initiative members, AGMARDT, Te Ao Māori Advisor, Agri-Women’s Development Trust, Muka Tangata, FMG, Pāmu, Craigmore, Lincoln University, Massey University, Ministry for Primary Industries

Abstract: We knew from previous research that Parks or Hubs were a popular model for connecting job seekers and employers while providing opportunities for skills development, business growth and supporting community cohesion.

The Ngawha Park was chosen as a case study as it championed these values and sought to support its community through workforce development, education and training programmes, research and development and supports existing and emerging businesses to grow and prosper. The Park offers a unique operating model based strongly on shared values and vision.

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The above information was current as at 24 August 2023