Otago / Otakou

Otago’s stunning scenery offers an attractive natural playground for locals and visitors, making tourism an important part of the region’s economy.

Health care, agriculture, forestry, fishing and mining are also valuable contributors to the local economy.

Hospitality is one of Otago’s major employers with construction and real estate industries also thriving.

Helped by central government, Otago’s six councils have come together to work on a strategy to propel Otago into the future. Kānoa – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit has provided support to get this strategy over the line.

For full details on projects funded in the region:

What we have funded

Otago stories