Investment in the Pacific Region

Investment in the Pacific Region shows no sign of slowing down. Particularly in the infrastructure sector. International funders increased investment in waste water treatment, roading, airport and communications sectors. It is well worth taking time to have a look at their websites. For example ADB Pacific Region Energy Update. In addition the NZ Government is playing its part with the NZD750M Pacific Reset.

Recently I attended briefings on the Pacific Reset and Pacer Plus agreement. Understanding the detail around impact/opportunities for the private sector within New Zealand is difficult at present; MFAT has recognised this and is beginning a process of reaching out to the private sector to engage in dialogue. NZPBC looks forward to this opportunity to provide feedback and direction on behalf of its members.

NZPBC Website
Our organisation has recognised the need to evolve and interact with our members on a more regular basis. The value add that an organisation such as the NZPBC operates under is the provision of information in a timely and easy to digest manner. To this end we have invested in a new digital platform, which will feature a member’s only area. The website will allow the NZPBC to interact with you more easily. This is due for release by the end of this year.

NZPBC | Ngā Tai a Kiwa
Over the course of the next few months you will see the incorporation of Ngā Tai a Kiwa into the NZPBC organisation (subject to ratification at the AGM). Ngā Tai a Kiwa is the maori name for NZPBC. As a organisation operating in the Pacific, the NPBC Executive felt it was time to acknowledge and incorporate its own Polynesian culture and hertiage. Please read article for more detail.

NZPBC Exectuive Committee Support to Members
NZPBC’s key role is supporting the members wishing to enter the Pacific market for the first time, or wanting to expand their current business in the Pacific region. The NZPBC Executive list has a wealth of experience in the Pacific in a number of sectors on its committee and we encourage our members to reach out and contact us.
For the full contact list please click here.

Devin Brown
Chair
NZPBC