Action and Alliance

Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan

The Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan was jointly launched by the Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy, the Minister for Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell and David Wilson, CEO of Northland Inc. in February 2016. The Action Plan is based on the opportunities outlined in the Tai Tokerau Northland Growth Study with a 10-year horizon that will contribute to transforming Northland's economy. A revised Action Plan was released in mid-2019 with six work streams: Logistics and infrastructure, Digital, Skills and Capability, Land and Water, Visitor Industry and High Value Manufacturing. It will evolve as projects are realised and others come online.

General information about the Action Plan and reporting on outcomes can be found on:

Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan projects
Go to details about the projects on the Action Plan at:

Upper North Island Strategic Alliance (UNISA)

The regional council is part of UNISA – a long-term collaboration between the Auckland Council (AC), Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BPRC), Northland Regional Council (NRC), Waikato Regional Council (WRC), Hamilton City Council (HCC), Tauranga City Council (TCC) and Whangarei District Council (WDC) for responding to and managing a range of inter-regional and inter-metropolitan issues. Four major studies have been completed to date.

  • Independent Port Study (2012)
  • The Upper North Island Freight Story (2013)
  • Industrial Land Demand Study (2015)
  • Upper North Island Key Sector Trends to 2015 and Labour Demand to 2020 (2016)

These studies and other UNISA documents can be downloaded from

Visit the UNISA website for more information and publications at: