Manawatu is a region where many families choose to Live, Work and Play. If you are considering setting up your business in Manawatu, or moving to Manawatu to work for one of our great employers this information may help you.
The Manawatu offers everything that's good about New Zealand, you can access some information online at the links below. This is not set up as the exhaustive list of "all things Manawatu" but is good place to start.
Manawatu NZ is a website set up as a focal point for businesses, clubs, associations and schools everywhere in the Manawatu.
Take a look at www.ManawatuNZ.co.nz and see for yourself. Or watch the YouTube video below.
Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA)
The Central Economic Development Agency, or CEDA, drives and facilitates the creation and growth of economic wealth in Palmerston North and Manawatu.
We also think there are a number of great reasons to Live Work and Play in Manawatu - you can access some key reasons here or if you are visual click the red Pinterest button to see a few snaps of things we see every day.
Manawatu Chamber of Commerce
The Manawatu has its own Chamber of Commerce and for many businesses being connected to other businesses is critical to your success. If you are new to business or growing your small business then the Chamber will be a helpful source of information and resources. And the great thing about the Manawatu Chamber of Commerce is the interaction between various businesses, the networking and the events.
Palmerston North City Council
Palmerston North City has very proactive and resourceful Council, and as a proactive council they are not just about regulation and compliance. They have some great resources online and I recommend you have a look at their website. Here are three quick links to some obvious ones:
- For people looking to work in the region try Work in Manawatu
- Considering moving to Manawatu try Move to Manawatu
- Bring your family to Manawatu and wonder about the education try Learn in Manawatu
Manawatu District Council
Palmerston North is the major metropolitan centre in the region but a close second is Feilding. Feilding services much of the rural region, is home to one of New Zealand's premier destinations (Manfeild) and partners closely with Palmerston North, Horowhenua and Tararua councils. Feilding is an attractive town with a relaxed feel and is easily linked to Palmerston North's business community.