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.
Horowhenua local joins Provincial Growth Fund’s Manawatū-Whanganui team
Provincial Growth Fund invests $400,000 in Rural Innovation Lab
Supporting innovative predator control in the regions
Improving digital connectivity in the regions
Rail and skills the focus of new investment in Manawatū-Whanganui
Ruapehu high-speed gondola