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Manawatu, one of NZ’s most affordable places

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Manawatu, is one of New Zealand’s most affordable regions, but how do we get more people to move here? House prices in Palmerston North City and Manawatu District are increasing…

AgTech Hackathon – Get involved!

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Innovation, whether it’s a new idea or improving something established, is a crucial part of Manawatu’s backbone. That’s why we are proud to partner with Building Clever Companies (BCC) and Microsoft to present the second AgTech Hackathon in Manawatu.  The AgTech Hackathon…

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Visitors injected an estimated $5.2 million into the city and district through the Teams Champs event, a Major Events Report by CEDA shows. Via @ManawatuNZ @LSinNZ @PNCityCouncil

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Regional tourism promotion in action with agents from Australia. Mid-west authenticity with Whanganui, Manawatu and Taranaki. So proud of the real adventures and great hospitality we can offer Australian visitors!! #MightyManawatu #TravelNZ #TravelAgents @TourismNewZeala

1) Be yourself. 2) Play in the traffic, don't stand on the sideline. 3) Put your hand up for everything. @suefoleyNZ, Director of Corporate Affairs at @WestpacNZ and @CentralEDA board member gave her top tips on careers at Three @three_keys event in Palmerston North.

#AgTechHackathon with @TheBCCNZ extending @NZAgriFoodWeek for digital solutions to help us grow more food with #smartsustainability. Ag is more important than ever to @MicrosoftNZ. And the #MightyManawatu is ready to solve problems and achieve precision ag! #agchatnz #feedthe🌏

The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) exists to drive and facilitate the creation and growth of economic wealth in Manawatu and beyond.

3,000 international students strong


About 3,000 international students from around the world make Manawatu their home each year. From primary and intermediate through to secondary and tertiary level education, our region is a vibrant hub for international education.

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CEDA can provide you with FREE support and advice to bring your conference to our region including bid applications, event planning and venue hire.

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