23 Sep 2019

Hawke's Bay gets $14m PGF investment

11:16 am on 23 September 2019

The government is investing $14 million into the Hawke's Bay, for food innovation and employment opportunities.

Apple picking in Hawkes Bay

Apple picking in the Hawke's Bay Photo: RNZ

It's the latest round of funding to be announced through the Provincial Growth Fund.

The Hawke's bay Food Innovation Hub, which had already undergone a $215,000 feasibility and business case through the fund, will receive $12 million.

Ngāti Pāhauwera Training and Employment Project, will get $1.3 million and $557,000 will go towards a pilot programme run and co-funded by Turners and Growers to up-skill and build leadership capabilities for at least 100 local horticulture workers.

The remaining $300,000 will go towards a feasibility study for expanding the apple press company Apollo Foods.