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2018 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards Finalists Named

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Twenty-two of the city and region’s leading businesses have been named as finalists for the 2018 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards. The Awards, held every two years, are designed to celebrate…

CEDA brings Pint of Science to New Zealand

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The Central Economic Development Agency will be quenching Manawatu locals’ thirst for science by bringing the world’s largest series of public science talks to New Zealand – Pint of Science…

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Plate of Origin is back for 2019, showcasing the best food across NZ! Today our local Manawatu restaurants were matched to their partner regions at the Plate of Origin Allocation Ceremony. We can’t wait to taste their wonderful dishes in March! #PlateofOrigin

We're at the 2018 Xiyangyang Lifestyle & Travel Expo in Auckland, showcasing Palmerston North and Manawatu to domestic Chinese. Thanks @TangiU for joining us on our stand and helping promote what our region and city have on offer! @ManawatuNZ #MightyManawatu #PalmyProud

Who’s flown @FlyAirNZ this month and spotted the feature on the newest places to eat and drink in Palmerston North? 🍽 #palmyproud #eatlocal #spoiltforchoice @PNCityCouncil @RachelBowenPNCC @LSinNZ @ManawatuBiz @kristy_mcgregor

Food for thought from Chief Executive Linda Stewart.

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

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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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