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Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
Green jobs for tairāwhiti
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Green jobs for tairāwhiti

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A presentation by Marama Davidson

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  • 1. A Dozen Green Industries forDevelopment in TairāwhitiMARAMA DAVIDSON
  • 2. A Dozen Green Industries forDevelopment in Tairāwhiti1.  Forestry:–  biofuels–  erosion control–  carbon trading–  wood processing2.  Seaweed:–  Fertiliser–  biofuels–  biochemicals6.  Eco/cultural Tourism7.  Fibre8.  Renewable Energy9.  Conservation10. Rail11.  Bees & Neutraceuticals12.  Organic Food+ other helpful policies
  • 3. Seaweed : FertiliserPatutahi: AgriSea production facility•  Gisborne-based company•  Beach-cast seaweed, 20+contract crews•  Sustainable harvest trialsunderway in BOP•  Proving more effective thanpetroleum-based fertilisers•  Strong demand•  100% organic•  IP and skills exportable$10m R&D subsidies100 jobs in two years
  • 4. Seaweed : Biofuels$5m R&D subsidies50 jobs in three years
  • 5. Seaweed : Bio-chemicalsCHILE: Govt supported biofuel plant being built$5m R&D subsidies100 jobs in five years
  • 6. Forestry : Biofuels•  NZ imports oil $5.3b/year•  ‘biofuel from forestry isone of the fastest ways toreduce our carbonemissions while alsocreating high-valueexports in bio-productsand engineered timber’$5m R&D subsidies200 jobs in four years
  • 7. Forestry : Erosion Control•  Accelerate pole planting & indigenous regrowth•  Goal = 200,000 hectares forested by 2020$50m afforestation subsidies500 jobs in five years
  • 8. Forestry : Carbon Trading•  Greens will givecertainty forinvestors ($800m)•  Remove cheapforeign units•  Get indigenousregeneration intoCarbon Credits$o700 jobs in five years
  • 9. Eco-TourismGreens  will:    •  invest  in  start-­‐up  support  to  hapū,  iwi  and  Māori  small  business  so  they  can  develop  and  promote  tourism  products  and  a<rac=ons;  •  fund  conserva=on  work  to  ensure  our  environment  lives  up  the  100%  PURE  brand    •  support  a  brandmark  system  to  authen=cate  tourism  products  and  services  based  on  =kanga  Maori  and  our  cultural  heritage.    $5m technical support & matching funds for marketing200 jobs in three years
  • 10. Fibre CompositesGreens will make R&D funding availablefor both general and Māori companiesto develop new processes, techniquesand products from flax fibre including:•  building and construction materials•  insulation & shock absorbers•  sports equipment, etc.$10m R&D matching funds150 jobs in five years
  • 11. Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency•  matching funds forrenewable energyinstallation•  save $3.6b by 2030•  manufacturing jobs in RE•  introducing smart grid, real-time feed-in tarrifs forhouseholds and businessesto generate electricity•  ramp up retrofitting$5m conversion & installation subsidies$5m R&D in Renewables400 retrofitting jobs in two years150 renewable energy jobs in two years
  • 12. Conservation•  300 jobs for Ikaroa-Rāwhiti in:o  Riparian planting & restorationo  Pest controlo  Biodiversity protectionFunded in part by irrigation chargesand matching funds between central & local govt300 jobs in one year
  • 13. Transport•  reinstate Napier-Gisborne railway line:•  keep Gisborne products competitive•  less trucks on road•  less roading costs•  scrap the Roads of National Significance ($13b)•  reinstate regional road assistance, cycleway constructionand better public transport•  cycleway construction (commuter and recreational)Reprioritised transport funding willbenefit construction work300 jobs in two years
  • 14. Bees & Nutraceuticals•  On average, a woman using syntheticskincare will apply 168 chemicals everyday. Manuka extracts, honey andavocado oils now used as alternative topetroleum-based preservatives in skincare and cosmetics.•  Bee keepers and land owners on theCoast keen to form cooperatives,access technical assistance and plant(presses, packaging, etc.)•  Other issues: pesticides, etc.$10m technical assistance + R&D200 jobs in five years

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