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Visitor projects update

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Several significant visitor-focused projects are underway here at CEDA with a purpose to raise the profile of our region and to grow the number of visitors we have coming to…

Business Awards – Get Involved!

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One of the biggest events on the business community calendar is back for 2018! The Westpac Manawatu Business Awards recognise business excellence and best practice in the region, across seven…

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Just had a great catch up with the #Ateam at the Feilding & Districts Information Centre. Just brilliant to hear their passion for our region. #localexpertise #thisismanawatu #ittakesacommunity @CentralEDA @Manawatu_NZ @GaryMass6

If you'd like to host a conference in Palmerston North, our new Conference and Events Planner covers all the need-to-knows. You can download a digital copy or email to be sent one. #PalmerstonNorth #Conferences #Events #NewZealand

The latest #Paymark figures show an increase in Palmerston North's spending, meaning consumers in the city, district and neighbouring districts are feeling confident, as @LSinNZ explains. @SEaqub @GrantSmithMayor @GaryMass6 @LucyGNZ @ARutherford13

@NZIEC_ Minister announcing policy changes re international student visas. Sounds promising for the regions. @CentralEDA

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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