West Coast / Te Tai Poutini

The spectacular and scenic West Coast has a rich history forged by people who have built thriving communities and industries in one of New Zealand’s most challenging regions.

With resource-rich land and waters, the West Coast economy is supported by strong forestry, fishing and mining sectors, with agriculture, tourism and manufacturing also major contributors to regional GDP.

Kānoa – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit is working with the West Coast to deliver sustainable economic growth by developing a more diverse economy.

Tai Poutini West Coast Growth Study [PDF, 4.4 MB]

West Coast Regional Council plans

For full details on projects funded in the region:

What we have funded

What's happening in the West Coast

Published: 19 April, 2022