"Connecting The Dots In Our Community" 

KEA was established to retain a sustainable community through facilitation and promotion of business within Kawerau.

Examples of community projects include:

  • Kawerau Proud Team
  • Sponsorship of Kawerau and Districts Ageing in Place ( KADAP) 
  • Sponsorship of the annual National Woodskills Championships
  • Sponsorship for the Waterwheel Heritage Park
  • Sponsorship of the Ktown Community Menz Shed with support from the Bay Trust

Previous projects include:

  • Kawerau Incubate Programme
  • Kawerau Ambassadors
  • I Am Kawerau
  • Welcome Pack for new residents
  • NZ Street Legal Art Festival
  • Kawerau Careers Expo
  • Community Gardens with sponsorship from the Bay Trust
  • Tarawera High School Science Project
  • Kawerau Training and Education Trust Best small town in NZ by 2025

If you have any questions regarding KEA and its relation to community, please contact us.

KEA Connectivity To Projects 

KEA is known for its support of a range of enterprise and community development projects.  The projects KEA is currently involved with are:

  • Industrial and commercial property management
  • Facilitating mentoring and support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s), startup micro-businesses and social enterprises
  • KawerauX business planning and start up support
  • Retirement Clustering – Kawerau & District Ageing in Place (KADAP) Inc.
  • Kawerau Proud – a passionate group of locals developing strategies to market to Motor Caravanners; people who have lived or grew up in Kawerau and prospective retirees
  • Waterwheel Heritage Park
  • Resources for Business, Growth Acceleration Programme, Business capability
  • Asset Mapping
  • Industrial Symbiosis Kawerau - a collaboration of like-minded parties working together for mutual gain. Shared resources, shared values, shared benefits. The Vent News Letter 1/4 2016
  • Brokering relationships and strategic alliances
  • Kawerau Women in Business
  • Networking
  • Marketing
  • Sponsor of the annual National Woodskills Championships
  • UFB
  • Governance and liability.

For further information, or to speak with KEA regarding a project idea, please contact us.


Connect Homepage Photo Credits: Fiona Prenter.

KEAs Vision

"KEA's vision is to retain and grow the population, marketing the town as a great place to live and work."

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