Skilled migrants locating to Tauranga

Skilled and entrepreneurial migrants will bring benefits to the Bay in a new government push to lure migrants away from Auckland, city leaders say.

New migrants to the country will get incentives to choose a base outside Auckland in their residency applications from November, Prime Minister John Key announced at the weekend.

Western Bay Mayor Ross Paterson could see opportunities for more high-tech industries and said some had already located in Katikati, where there was good access to broadband internet.

Priority One chief executive Andrew Coker said Tauranga was well positioned with its proximity to Auckland and also had the lifestyle attributes entrepreneurs were looking for, combined with the city’s rapidly growing innovation ecosystem. More…

Originally published by the Bay of Plenty Times, 28th July 2015