Manawatū 2025; New Zealand’s most progressive region

Our vision is bold and purposefully so, it encompasses the ambitions of both our shareholder Councils. It requires our region to move from comfortable to ambitious, from reactive to future focused, and to move with an increased cadence and sense of resolve.

We believe that Manawatū has the leadership and the ingredients to reposition itself on the national stage – a vibrant and innovative region that will be first choice for talent, business and investment. Three key indicators that show we are on our way to achieving this vision are:

To achieve this vision CEDA must work in partnership with our shareholders, central government, Māori, local iwi, industry and other regional stakeholders – it cannot be achieved alone.

Read CEDA’s Statement of Intent 2019/20 which outlines the activities and intentions we will strive for over the next three years.