Pounamu Pathway project

03 August 2020
Development West Coast
$17.9m secured for Pounamu Pathway project.

Pounamu Pathway project

DWC contributed $10k towards the PGF application for the Pounamu Pathway project – a region-wide collaboration led by Te Runanga o Ngati Waewae seeking to develop four new visitor attractions in Haast, Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport.

The application was successful, securing $17.9m to develop state-of-the-art hubs, which will use innovative digital technology to bring alive the Coast's culture and history with an emphasis on pounamu and early Māori connections. The Pounamu Pathway project will be run by Te Ara Pounamu Ltd - a new company owned by Te Runanga o Ngāti Waewae, Te Runanga o Maakawhio and DWC.

“Over 50 jobs will be created through the construction, management and operation of the hubs”

Parliamentary Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau

DWC contribution: $10,000

Government investment: $17.9m

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