These two growing regions span the southern part of the North Island, from Kāpiti on the Tasman Sea in the west, to Wairarapa beside the Pacific Ocean in the east.

Divided by the towering Tararua Ranges, the regions are home to a growing technical services industry in Kāpiti, to vineyards, food production and livestock farming in Wairarapa.

Manufacturing, agriculture, and forestry have long been mainstays of the local economy, while health care, construction and business support services are now emerging as important sectors.

Part of the Greater Wellington Regional Council, the Kāpiti District Economic Development Strategy 2020 –23 and the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy both provide a long-term roadmap to build a thriving regional economy and secure future.

For full details on projects funded in this region:

What we have funded

Kāpiti-Wairarapa stories

Published: 19 April, 2022