Manawatū/Whanganui is characterised by its impressive natural assets - the Whanganui River, national parks, ski fields and the volcanic plateau. It is located in the centre of the North Island, and its largest centres are Palmerston North and Whanganui.
There is enormous potential in the Manawatū/Whanganui region. Accelerate 25, the region's economic development agency, has identified priority areas for investment within the Manawatū/Whanganui Economic Action Plan.
Tourism, mānuka honey, poultry, aged care, and business processes are just some of the industries that Accelerate 25 are focusing on as part of their plan.
We've identified this region as a priority for early investment from the Provincial Growth Fund. We are excited by what the future holds for the region and its people.
- Population estimate: 240,300
- Average household income: $81,000
- GDP per capita: $42,651
Note: PGF funding is approved in principle and announced, after which contracts are negotiated. Some funding may depend on completion of business cases. Payments are made once agreed milestones are met. These are set as part of contract negotiations, and differ from project to project.
See more details about announcements on the Beehive's Regional Economic Development page.
|Manawatū-Whanganui||KiwiRail freight hub||KiwiRail||$40,000,000||15 November 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||National Driver Training Centre||Manfeild Park Trust (MPT) Charitable Trust||$2,862,000||15 November 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Advanced Aviation Hub||Whanganui District Council Holdings Limited||$400,000||15 November 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||FoodHQ||BCC Ltd||$100,000||15 November 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Kaitahi commercial food processing plant||Kii Tahi Limited||$98,000||15 November 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Turakina Māori Girls College Redevelopment||Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki – Ngāti Apa Trust||$95,000||15 November 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Tararua Tourism and Trails Strategy||Tararua District Council||$60,000||15 November 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Pathways Horowhenua||Life to the Max Horowhenua Trust||$50,000||15 November 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Tararua Alternative Land Use||Tararua District Council||$100,000||15 November 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Whakapapa High-Speed Gondola||Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd||$10,000,000||15 June 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Manawatū-Whanganui Tree Planting||Horizons Regional Council||$970,600||15 June 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Rail Freight Opportunities - Whanganui Rail Upgrade||KiwiRail||$3,000,000||23 February 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Whanganui Port Development||Whanganui District Council||$3,000,000||23 February 2018|
|Manawatū-Whanganui||Whanganui Port - Geotechnical Feasibility||Whanganui District Council||$90,000||23 February 2018|