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Manawatū Quarterly Retail Report March Quarter 2024

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The latest retail report for the March 2024 quarter shows that retail card spending in the region increased by 1.1%, compared to the same quarter in 2023. This growth is…

MYBIZ One to Some Business Planning Workshop

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Register for a comprehensive business planning workshop with MYBIZ. Gain the skills to develop an actionable business plan that can be used as a working document to assist growth in…

Karapatanga Ohaoha Hauwhā Tau ki Manawatū // Quarterly Economic Manawatū Snapshot December Quarter 2023

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Supporting local businesses is more important than ever to support the region’s economic health. The economic landscape remains challenging, with businesses facing a slowdown in consumer spending due to high…

Techweek returns with a bang to Manawatū

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For over a decade, Techweek has been sparking conversations nationwide about the incredible innovations in New Zealand's tech industry. And guess what? Our region is at the forefront! With over…

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

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