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Business Success Story: Origin Eight

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As Amy Fowler and Kelvin Gilbert were walking down picturesque George Street early last year, they realised their dream of opening their own boutique design agency could become reality in…

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Manawatu Economic Update – Ask the Experts

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Falling business confidence, record high petrol prices and stabilising house prices in larger cities are just some of the headlines dominating national media, and while there are concerns the national...

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Truly glorious day in our fab city. And so neat to see everyone chilling out in the Square, and enjoying a few of the games. Gotta love a bit of ‘massive’ scrabble, right? @PNCityCouncil @Manawatu_NZ @CentralEDA

New Manawatū-Hawke's Bay highway inches closer

Amy Fowler and Kelvin Gilbert are proof that the regions are a great place to startup and grow your business. And in Manawatu it’s because of much more than just cheaper rent and rates.
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So great to meet all the food producers at the Central Districts Food & Wine Show🍴here’s Jacqui from Kiwi Quinoa, grown just outside Taihape. Drop by & say hello 👋 @NZMETweets @NZAgriFoodWeek @HorticultureNZ @Accelerate_25 #locallygrown #foodie #manawatunz #thisismanawatu

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