26 Jul 2019

Provincial Growth Fund regional jobs not being counted

From Morning Report, 7:18 am on 26 July 2019

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has long talked about getting 'nephs off the couch' but Provincial Growth Fund officials aren't keeping track of how many are actually getting the jobs.

This is despite the Fund's official Grow Regions website stating the fund will get local people into local jobs through funding initiatives that support pathways to work.

It also says the fund opens up opportunities to invest in projects that bring local workers and employers together.

RNZ political reporter Charlie Dreaver filed this report.