Revealing Regional Regeneration Projects in Three Small Towns in Aotearoa—New Zealand

New Zealand Geographer, 75(3), 140-151.DOI: 10.1111/nzg.12239.

The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper Series

Posted: 28 Mar 2022

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Harvey C. Perkins

University of Auckland

Michael Mackay

Lincoln University (NZ)

Deborah Levy

University of Auckland Business School

Malcolm Campbell

University of Canterbury

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor and Associates, Waimakariri, New Zealand

Raewyn Lesley Hills

University of Auckland Business School

Karen Johnston

Karen Johnston Strategic & Project Planning

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

We discuss case studies of three South Island small towns: Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru and their wider local authority jurisdictions, focusing on how local stake-holders are defining the issues facing these places and identifying, prioritising and investing in regeneration initiatives, sometimes with the support of central government and other external agencies. Our key finding is that small-town regeneration is complex, demands a long-term local collaborative approach, and significant investment in skills, information sharing and programme development, some of which needs to be provided by external, central government, agencies. Full paper available at https://doi.org/10.1111/nzg.12239

Keywords: Aotearoa—New Zealand, enacting futures, regeneration, region, small town

Suggested Citation

Perkins, Harvey C. and Mackay, Michael and Levy, Deborah and Campbell, Malcolm and Taylor, Nick and Hills, Raewyn Lesley and Johnston, Karen, Revealing Regional Regeneration Projects in Three Small Towns in Aotearoa—New Zealand (2019). New Zealand Geographer, 75(3), 140-151.DOI: 10.1111/nzg.12239., The University of Auckland Business School Research Paper Series, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4068416

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Michael Mackay

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Deborah Levy

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Malcolm Campbell

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Raewyn Lesley Hills

University of Auckland Business School ( email )

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Karen Johnston

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