Keep up to date with the latest news from Palmerston North, Manawatū and beyond.

Ko tōku kainga tēnei, ko Manawatū

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As part of our work to build the profile and narrative of our region, CEDA commissioned a video to build pride in Manawatū following the COVID-19 lockdown. The video was…

Sprout’s 2020 Accelerator Cohort

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Generating great ideas is part of the New Zealand and Manawatū DNA, with the Glaxo in pharmaceuticals giant, GlaxoSmithKline, starting in Bunnythorpe. The challenge has been to match the great…
Manawatu River Ashhurst

Economic Fundamentals three years on

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Picture of pre-COVID-19 business sentiment signifies confidence in economic growth across the board and provides a crucial baseline for CEDA and the region to work from as we move through…
Trades - builder PNCC

A Boost for our Future Talent Pool

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Tēnā koutou, I’m buoyed by the recent Government announcement on the apprenticeship initiatives and what that means for our region's growth trajectory and current skills gaps. The investment into training,…
KiwiRail freight train

KiwiRail Freight Hub Announcement Reinforces Regions Strong Position

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Yesterday’s announcement of the preferred site for the KiwiRail Regional Freight Hub reinforces Manawatū’s strength and position to overcome the choppy economic outlook brought on by COVID-19. Regional Economic Development…
Transport

Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Skills Leadership Group Established to be Eyes and Ears for Labour Market

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The government is to get independent Manawatū-Whanganui advice from a Regional Skills Leadership Group being formed to advise it on the reemployment, redeployment and retraining of workers and business owners…

Economic Outlook for Manawatū

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The outlook for economic growth in Manawatū  is strong The Manawatū region is experiencing strong economic growth and the outlook for the next fifteen years is particularly strong. A major…
Summer Hill Sunset

Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – March 2020

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The National Economy The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts across the national economy towards the end of the March quarter.  The June quarter will more accurately reflect the anticipated impacts such as slowing population growth, softening employment growth…
Manawatu River PNCC

CEDA’s New Talent and Skills Manager

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We're thrilled to introduce and welcome Sara Towers to Manawatū, as she joins us in the Talent and Skills Manager role here at CEDA. Sara, tell us about your career…
Sort It Online

Growing the Future of Manawatū with Sort It Online

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The Sort It Careers Expo is back for it's seventh year in a whole new format, with 2020s event being entirely run online between Monday, 25 May and Friday, 19…
Manawatu sunset

Manawatū well-placed to weather choppy economic outlook

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We are now just past the first week of Alert Level Two, with businesses across our region opening their doors and working in a safe manner. It’s a different world,…
NZ Post transport

Manawatū Dashboard Goes Live

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A new dashboard for Palmerston North and Manawatū goes live today, providing regular information and insights across our economy as we move through the impacts and challenges of COVID-19 The…
Palmerston North River Sunset

Post Budget Summary

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Tēnā koutou, After 48 days of Levels 4 and 3, yesterday marked a welcome but physically distanced reopening for most of our business community. With domestic travel again possible, schools…
Wind Turbines

Monthly Update April 2020

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In this month's update: Te Aho Tāmaka - Embracing Change Series Supporting our Visitor Sector Focusing on Talent and Education Supporting Businesses through COVID-19 The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses…
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Rebuilding a Better Normal

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Choose Manawatū - a new initiative We’ve now heard what the next stage of restarting economy will look like under Level 2, when it comes. If you’re like me, you’ll…

Choose Manawatū, a shop local initiative

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A coordinated effort is underway to stimulate the local economy post COVID-19 lockdown. A 'shop local' movement is emerging in communities across the globe and Manawatū is no different with…

Regional Investment Pipeline Positions Us Well

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On the first day of New Zealand’s Level Four Lockdown, submissions opened for Te Ahu a Turanga, the Manawatū Gorge replacement route, reminding us that although it feels like life…

Preparing for Alert Level 3

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Things to Consider for your Business Following the Government announcement on the 20th April, New Zealand will move out of Alert Level 4 at 11.59pm on Monday 27 April, into…

What Comes After Alert Level 4?

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Kia ora koutou, This week has been punctuated by three significant announcements, along with what is now the daily ritual of the 1pm and 3pm government briefings. We’ve seen positive signs that…
Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge

Navigating COVID-19 Business Webinars

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As the Regional Business Partner for Manawatū-Whanganui, CEDA are working with businesses across the region to provide immediate support, guidance and information on navigating the impacts of COVID-19. Traditionally, CEDA’s…
The Square, Palmerston North

Business Owners during COVID-19

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We’re now just past the halfway mark for the Level Four lockdown and things continue to change and evolve. From the support package offered, to the impact on businesses and…
Te Apiti Windfarm

Monthly Update March 2020

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In this month's update: A note from the CEO COVID-19 - Supporting Our Business Community 'Navigating COVID-19' Webinar Series Regional Infrastructure Te Aho Tāmaka Update CEDA's Half Yearly Report We're…

Navigating the Government Support Package – 30 March

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As of Thursday 26 March, the Government has approved more than $1.5 billion in payments for wage subsidies, across more than 72,000 applications. There is no longer a cap on…
Himatangi Beach

COVID-19 Level Three – 20 March

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Today's government announcement moves New Zealand up to a Level Three alert on the COVID-19 system. In 48 hours we will move, as a country, to a Level Four. The…
Manawatu River sunset

Update on COVID-19 from CEDA – 18 March

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We've compiled a summary of the governments package, and the key links and information regarding all things COVID-19, from workplace preparedness to tax relief and more. We'll be keeping in…
Shopping

Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – December 2019

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To the year ending December 2019, the New Zealand economy looked to have turned the corner, at least temporarily. Although growth has slowed, some near-term indicators have shown improvement. Improved…
Feilding

Monthly Update February 2020

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In this month's update: Support for Business International Education Agents Visit Primary Industries Zone underway for Sort It Careers Expo Māori Tourism Workshop Please click here to read the February…
NZ AgriFood Week

Postponed: New Zealand AgriFood Week

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Following a review and consideration of the circumstances and information, and following engagement with our stakeholders, CEDA has made the difficult decision to postpone New Zealand AgriFood Week until further notice. This means that…
AgTech Hackathon

Manawatū Teens Paired Up With Global Mentors

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Up to 30 Manawatū secondary school students will get the chance to hear first-hand from some of the country’s top young talent as part of an initiative to fill some…
Turitea Stream lookout along He Ara Kotahi path.

Government Sector Contributing to Palmerston North Econmy

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The government sector is a major contributor to Palmerston North’s economy, with recent data provided by Statistics New Zealand revealing that nearly 30% of the city’s workforce is employed by…
Manawatu River Sunset

Monthly Update January 2020

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It’s a new year and a new decade, and the city and region are on a significant growth trajectory with more than $3.5 billion of investment planned through to 2030.…
Lucy Griffiths

Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures Fund

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We talk to CEDA Board Member Lucy Griffiths, following her appointment to the independent Investment Advisory Panel for Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures (SFF Futures) about how regional New Zealand…
Feilding High School Agriculture class

Hokkaido Board of Education to visit Feilding High School

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The Hokkaido Board of Education will visit Feilding High School on Tuesday 10 February, to explore sending Japanese students to New Zealand for English Language and agricultural training. A new…
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New Zealand AgriFood Week 2020

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Kia ora koutou, Poipoia te Kakano Kia Puawai Nurture the seed and it will blossom I'm thrilled to announce New Zealand AgriFood Week for 2020. The Week boasts an extensive line-up of…
Dean Tilyard Sprout

Exciting announcement to help grow sector

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CEDA talks with Dean Tilyard, Chief Executive of Sprout, a Manawatū based business accelerator for future food and agritech startups that help entrepreneurs grow global businesses. Kia ora kautou, We’re…
Fireworks over the Manawatu River Anzac Park

Monthly Update November/December 2019

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In this month's update: Inward Investment update Provincial Growth Fund announcements Innovate 2019 judging and awards Please click here to read the November/December 2019 Monthly Update.For more information: communications@ceda.nz 06…
Palmerston North School Kids

Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – September 2019

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Despite warning signs, the New Zealand economy remains solid. Although slower than in recent years, New Zealand’s economy is growing at a reasonable pace, in fact better than most of…
Shamubeel Eaqub

New Zealand’s Economy with Shamubeel Eaqub

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Kia ora koutou, Overall the New Zealand economy is growing at a reasonable pace, better than most of our peer countries, but still slower than in recent years. Generally speaking,…
Mark Anderson Innovate Winner 2019

Innovate 2019 Winners Announced

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The 2019 Innovate final was a terrific evening where eight entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a panel of experienced judges and a live audience, following an intensive 12-week journey…
The Herb Farm

Cash injection signifies confidence in region

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A big day for Manawatū yesterday, as Minister Shane Jones announced five rounds of Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) funding and support that are underway. The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) are…
Manawatu Ruahine Ranges

Monthly Update October 2019

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In this month's update: Launch of the Manawatū Agritech Strategy Regional Partnership Agreement with Immigration New Zealand Connection businesses with Research & Development support and grants Please click here to…
Linda and MBIE signing document

New Regional Partnership Agreement between CEDA & Immigration NZ

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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) and Immigration New Zealand have renewed a Regional Partnership Agreement, which sets out how the two organisations can work together to support the attraction,…
Agritech Strategy Award

Manawatū Agritech Strategy recognised by EDNZ Award

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The Manawatū Agritech Strategy, created in partnership between the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) and Sprout, has won the Best Practice Award for Integrated Planning at Economic Development New Zealand’s…
Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge

Monthly Update September 2019

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In this month's update: The 2018/19 Year in Review - CEDA's Annual Report Transforming Te Āpiti - Manawatū Gorge Supporting businesses to attract tertiary talent Please click here to read…

Launch of the Manawatū Agritech Strategy

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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is proud to launch the Manawatū Agritech Strategy, which was developed in partnership with the global agritech accelerator Sprout and regional stakeholders including iwi,…

Introducing CEDA’s 2018/19 Annual Report

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Kia ora koutou, CEDA’s vision for Manawatū is ambitious: New Zealand’s most progressive region by 2025. For this to occur, our growth rate must continue to trend above the national…
Agrihub food innovation

FoodHQ & Foodvalley Partnership Cement’s Manawatū’s Global Leadership in Agrifood

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The Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday that New Zealand’s FoodHQ has entered into an international partnership with the globally renowned Foodvalley in the Netherlands, is a testament to New Zealand…
Linda Stewart

CEDA’s Chief Executive to play a leading role in shaping and creating the NZIST

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The Central Economic Development Agency’s (CEDA) Chief Executive Linda Stewart has been appointed to a key leadership position to help shape the future of the New Zealand Institute of Skills…

Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – June 2019

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New Zealand’s rate of economic growth is cooling. Growth hasn’t stalled or declined, and we aren’t teetering on the edge of a recession, but New Zealand is no longer on…

New Partnership to Connect Tertiary Talent Directly with Career Opportunities in the Region

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To attract tertiary graduates and encourage people to choose Manawatū as a place to begin and grow their career, CEDA is partnering with NxtStep, a leading graduate employment and careers platform…
Berrymans Lane

Monthly Update August 2019

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In this month's update: Attracting Tertiary Talent to Manawatū Completion of the Manawatū Agritech Strategy Tools to help you promote Manawatū Please click here to read the August 2019 Monthly…
Whatonga Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge

Partner Update July 2019

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In this month's update: How to be involved in growing the Manawatū visitor sector New partnerships with Whanganui & Partners and the Manawatū Chamber of Commerce to deliver business growth…
Biolumic

Manawatū’s Journey to Becoming a Top Global Agrihub

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Agrifood leaders in Manawatū say regions within New Zealand must collaborate, work together and use their combined strengths to compete in the world. Manawatū’s Journey to Becoming a Top Global Agrihub…
Opiki Toll Bridge

Partner Update June 2019

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In this month's update: Successful Provincial Growth Fund application for Te Apiti - Manawatū Gorge Resident attraction initiative 'Move to Manawatū' has reached thousands of people We are the successful…

Manawatū Economic Overview – March 2019

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Regional New Zealand continues to be the powerhouse for driving the nation’s economy and Palmerston North and Manawatū are playing leading roles, according to a series of recent economic reports.…
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CEDA Receives PGF Funding to Investigate Tourism Potential for Te Āpiti – Manawatū Gorge

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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is proud to be leading a significant study focused on transforming Te Apiti – Manawatū Gorge into a major tourism destination, following a successful…
Alice Tait Jamieson - Move to Manawatu

CEDA Launches Move to Manawatū Campaign to Attract People to the Region

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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) has launched Move to Manawatu, a national campaign designed to raise awareness of the lifestyle and career opportunities in Palmerston North and Manawatū, to…
Sort It Careers Expo 2019

Partner Update May 2019

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In this month's update: Successful Central Regions' Mission to China CEDA's Business Growth Advisor campaign and the launch of a CEDA Start-up Guide Manawatū Destination Management Plan update Please click…
Students in Palmerston North

CEDA Leads Third International Education Delegation to China

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The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is leading an international education delegation to China to continue building on our work to raise awareness of Manawatū as a number one destination…
Pint of Science

Brewing on Science

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Award-Winning Global Science Festival Comes to Manawatū and Whanganui The relationship between ageing, food and your brain to co-existing with cows and keas, and the state of our environment from…

Ko tōku kainga tēnei, ko Manawatū

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As part of our work to build the profile and narrative of our region, CEDA commissioned a video to build pride in Manawatū following the COVID-19 lockdown. The video was…

Sprout’s 2020 Accelerator Cohort

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Generating great ideas is part of the New Zealand and Manawatū DNA, with the Glaxo in pharmaceuticals giant, GlaxoSmithKline, starting in Bunnythorpe. The challenge has been to match the great…
Trades - builder PNCC

A Boost for our Future Talent Pool

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Tēnā koutou, I’m buoyed by the recent Government announcement on the apprenticeship initiatives and what that means for our region's growth trajectory and current skills gaps. The investment into training,…
KiwiRail freight train

KiwiRail Freight Hub Announcement Reinforces Regions Strong Position

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Yesterday’s announcement of the preferred site for the KiwiRail Regional Freight Hub reinforces Manawatū’s strength and position to overcome the choppy economic outlook brought on by COVID-19. Regional Economic Development…
Manawatu River PNCC

CEDA’s New Talent and Skills Manager

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We're thrilled to introduce and welcome Sara Towers to Manawatū, as she joins us in the Talent and Skills Manager role here at CEDA. Sara, tell us about your career…
Sort It Online

Growing the Future of Manawatū with Sort It Online

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The Sort It Careers Expo is back for it's seventh year in a whole new format, with 2020s event being entirely run online between Monday, 25 May and Friday, 19…
Manawatu sunset

Manawatū well-placed to weather choppy economic outlook

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We are now just past the first week of Alert Level Two, with businesses across our region opening their doors and working in a safe manner. It’s a different world,…
NZ Post transport

Manawatū Dashboard Goes Live

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A new dashboard for Palmerston North and Manawatū goes live today, providing regular information and insights across our economy as we move through the impacts and challenges of COVID-19 The…
Palmerston North River Sunset

Post Budget Summary

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Tēnā koutou, After 48 days of Levels 4 and 3, yesterday marked a welcome but physically distanced reopening for most of our business community. With domestic travel again possible, schools…
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Rebuilding a Better Normal

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Choose Manawatū - a new initiative We’ve now heard what the next stage of restarting economy will look like under Level 2, when it comes. If you’re like me, you’ll…

Regional Investment Pipeline Positions Us Well

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On the first day of New Zealand’s Level Four Lockdown, submissions opened for Te Ahu a Turanga, the Manawatū Gorge replacement route, reminding us that although it feels like life…

Preparing for Alert Level 3

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Things to Consider for your Business Following the Government announcement on the 20th April, New Zealand will move out of Alert Level 4 at 11.59pm on Monday 27 April, into…

What Comes After Alert Level 4?

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Kia ora koutou, This week has been punctuated by three significant announcements, along with what is now the daily ritual of the 1pm and 3pm government briefings. We’ve seen positive signs that…

Navigating the Government Support Package – 30 March

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As of Thursday 26 March, the Government has approved more than $1.5 billion in payments for wage subsidies, across more than 72,000 applications. There is no longer a cap on…
Himatangi Beach

COVID-19 Level Three – 20 March

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Today's government announcement moves New Zealand up to a Level Three alert on the COVID-19 system. In 48 hours we will move, as a country, to a Level Four. The…
Manawatu River sunset

Update on COVID-19 from CEDA – 18 March

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We've compiled a summary of the governments package, and the key links and information regarding all things COVID-19, from workplace preparedness to tax relief and more. We'll be keeping in…
Lucy Griffiths

Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures Fund

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We talk to CEDA Board Member Lucy Griffiths, following her appointment to the independent Investment Advisory Panel for Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures (SFF Futures) about how regional New Zealand…
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New Zealand AgriFood Week 2020

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Kia ora koutou, Poipoia te Kakano Kia Puawai Nurture the seed and it will blossom I'm thrilled to announce New Zealand AgriFood Week for 2020. The Week boasts an extensive line-up of…
Dean Tilyard Sprout

Exciting announcement to help grow sector

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CEDA talks with Dean Tilyard, Chief Executive of Sprout, a Manawatū based business accelerator for future food and agritech startups that help entrepreneurs grow global businesses. Kia ora kautou, We’re…
Shamubeel Eaqub

New Zealand’s Economy with Shamubeel Eaqub

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Kia ora koutou, Overall the New Zealand economy is growing at a reasonable pace, better than most of our peer countries, but still slower than in recent years. Generally speaking,…

Introducing CEDA’s 2018/19 Annual Report

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Kia ora koutou, CEDA’s vision for Manawatū is ambitious: New Zealand’s most progressive region by 2025. For this to occur, our growth rate must continue to trend above the national…
Nero Plate of Origin dish

Plate of Origin 2019 Winners Announced

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For the first time in Plate of Origin’s history, two restaurant partnerships have been named joint winners for 2019. The winning partnerships are Manawatū local, The Fat Farmer and partner…

Air New Zealand Announcement Supports Visitor Growth

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Lower flight prices are touching down in Palmerston North, following Air New Zealand's announcement yesterday that it is slashing the price of flights to and from the city. CEDA works…
Men on the construction site

Proposed Immigration Changes Welcomed, but Short-term Immigration is not a Single Solution

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Opinion: Linda Stewart, CEDA Chief Executive The Government’s proposal to change the way it approaches immigration and temporary work visas appears positive for Manawatū and local businesses, but CEDA urges…
Native Bush Walks

Opinion: NZTA Needs to Think Bigger

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Linda Stewart, CEDA Chief Executive NZTA needs to include a walking and cycling path in the replacement road route for Te Apiti - Manawatū Gorge. Not to do so flies…
Chris Mueller with his drone

Supporting and Advancing Innovation

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The 2018 Innovate final was a fantastic evening where five entrepreneurs stood before a panel of judges and a live audience to pitch their business idea, after 10 weeks of…
International students Palmerston North

Rise in International Students Choosing Manawatū

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Education New Zealand’s latest figures show Manawatu-Whanganui is the only region to experience double-digit growth in the number of new student visas issued, in the year to September 2018. The…
Fresh thinking born from unique challenges

Investing in Agritech – Partnering with Sprout

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Our region is a national centre of excellence for food innovation and agribusiness research, where the food and agricultural industries partner with research centres to create investment opportunities in production,…

How CEDA Attracts Conferences and Events

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Attracting conferences and events to the region is a crucial ingredient in the recipe for a strong regional economy, which is why our conference and events team hosted a site…

Starting up and Developing Skills

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CEDA is dedicated to helping businesses grow. Below are two opportunities to take part in, whether you're at the start of your business journey or working in a business and…
Wind Turbines

Monthly Update April 2020

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In this month's update: Te Aho Tāmaka - Embracing Change Series Supporting our Visitor Sector Focusing on Talent and Education Supporting Businesses through COVID-19 The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses…
Te Apiti Windfarm

Monthly Update March 2020

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In this month's update: A note from the CEO COVID-19 - Supporting Our Business Community 'Navigating COVID-19' Webinar Series Regional Infrastructure Te Aho Tāmaka Update CEDA's Half Yearly Report We're…
Feilding

Monthly Update February 2020

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In this month's update: Support for Business International Education Agents Visit Primary Industries Zone underway for Sort It Careers Expo Māori Tourism Workshop Please click here to read the February…
Manawatu River Sunset

Monthly Update January 2020

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It’s a new year and a new decade, and the city and region are on a significant growth trajectory with more than $3.5 billion of investment planned through to 2030.…
Fireworks over the Manawatu River Anzac Park

Monthly Update November/December 2019

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In this month's update: Inward Investment update Provincial Growth Fund announcements Innovate 2019 judging and awards Please click here to read the November/December 2019 Monthly Update.For more information: communications@ceda.nz 06…
Manawatu Ruahine Ranges

Monthly Update October 2019

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In this month's update: Launch of the Manawatū Agritech Strategy Regional Partnership Agreement with Immigration New Zealand Connection businesses with Research & Development support and grants Please click here to…
Te Apiti Manawatu Gorge

Monthly Update September 2019

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In this month's update: The 2018/19 Year in Review - CEDA's Annual Report Transforming Te Āpiti - Manawatū Gorge Supporting businesses to attract tertiary talent Please click here to read…
Berrymans Lane

Monthly Update August 2019

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In this month's update: Attracting Tertiary Talent to Manawatū Completion of the Manawatū Agritech Strategy Tools to help you promote Manawatū Please click here to read the August 2019 Monthly…
Whatonga Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge

Partner Update July 2019

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In this month's update: How to be involved in growing the Manawatū visitor sector New partnerships with Whanganui & Partners and the Manawatū Chamber of Commerce to deliver business growth…
Opiki Toll Bridge

Partner Update June 2019

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In this month's update: Successful Provincial Growth Fund application for Te Apiti - Manawatū Gorge Resident attraction initiative 'Move to Manawatū' has reached thousands of people We are the successful…
Sort It Careers Expo 2019

Partner Update May 2019

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In this month's update: Successful Central Regions' Mission to China CEDA's Business Growth Advisor campaign and the launch of a CEDA Start-up Guide Manawatū Destination Management Plan update Please click…
Te Apiti Wind Farm

Partner Update March/April 2019

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In this month's update: How CEDA is raising the profile of Palmerston North and Manawatū as a visitor and international education destination Updates on the development of agritech and health…
Arapuke Mountain Bike Park

Partner Update February 2019

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In this month's update: Manawatū on the cover of Kia Ora magazine The development of a Visitor Strategy, Agritech Strategy and Inward Investment Strategy for Palmerston North and Manawatu Growth…
The clocktower in The Square

Partner Update December 2018/January 2019

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In this month's update: Launch of Te Aho Tāmaka Kia Ora Magazine Feature Sort It Careers Expo Please click on the December 2018/January 2019 Partner Update below to enlarge the…
Rangiwahia Bridge

Partner Update October/November 2018

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In this month's update: The Manawatū Business Awards Winners Updates on the Provincial Growth Fund Hosting of international education recruitment agents in Palmerston North Please click on the October/November 2018…
Te Apiti Wind Farm ManawatuNZ.co.nz

Partner Update September 2018

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In this month's update: Updates on major projects including the Provincial Growth Fund, Regional Identity, and a Day in a Visitor's Journey How CEDA is helping businesses to grow through Callaghan…

Partner Update August 2018

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In this month's update: New Zealand AgriFood Week finalist for award Palmerston North City i-SITE receives its fifth TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence CEDA's Startup Clinic success Please click on the…

Partner Update July 2018

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In this month's update: Next steps for a new Regional Identity Come along to meet the CEDA Board and Team Provincial Growth Fund update Please click on the July 2018…

Economic Outlook for Manawatū

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The outlook for economic growth in Manawatū  is strong The Manawatū region is experiencing strong economic growth and the outlook for the next fifteen years is particularly strong. A major…
Summer Hill Sunset

Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – March 2020

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The National Economy The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts across the national economy towards the end of the March quarter.  The June quarter will more accurately reflect the anticipated impacts such as slowing population growth, softening employment growth…
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Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – December 2019

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To the year ending December 2019, the New Zealand economy looked to have turned the corner, at least temporarily. Although growth has slowed, some near-term indicators have shown improvement. Improved…
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Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – September 2019

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Despite warning signs, the New Zealand economy remains solid. Although slower than in recent years, New Zealand’s economy is growing at a reasonable pace, in fact better than most of…

Manawatū Quarterly Economic Overview – June 2019

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New Zealand’s rate of economic growth is cooling. Growth hasn’t stalled or declined, and we aren’t teetering on the edge of a recession, but New Zealand is no longer on…

Manawatū Economic Overview – March 2019

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Regional New Zealand continues to be the powerhouse for driving the nation’s economy and Palmerston North and Manawatū are playing leading roles, according to a series of recent economic reports.…

Manawatū Economic Overview – December 2018

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Manawatū is continuing to record strong economic growth, underpinned by the complementary strengths of Manawatū district and Palmerston North, and the region's economy now exceeds $5 billion in value according…
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Manawatū Economic Overview – June 2018

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Manawatū is continuing to enjoy solid economic growth, underpinned by a strong primary sector, solid consumer spending and population growth, according to Infometrics. “High and sustained economic growth is expected…
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Manawatū Economic Update

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It has been another strong quarter for Palmerston North and Manawatū, from retail spending through to the growth of the regional economy. Among reports of falling national business confidence, that…
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Business Success Story: The Herb Farm – From Cottage Industry to International Exporter

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When Sarah Cowan bought into her parents’ business, The Herb Farm in 2006, she had a fresh business degree and a vision – to take the brand global. Fourteen years…

Business Success Story: Beta Solutions

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Matthew van der Werff and Terry Southern founded Beta Solutions, an electronic engineering consultancy, in 2008 in Matthew’s sleepout attached to his garage. The pair became good mates while studying…
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Business Success Story: Fonterra

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Fonterra's Research and Development Centre in Palmerston North employs many of the world's leading experts in dairy research and development, and has done so since 1927 when its research began.…
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Business Success Story: Waireka Honey

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It was on a trip to Australia that Kate Smith recognised the opportunity to tap into the tourism market with her honey business, Waireka Honey. “I popped into a honey…
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Business Success Story: SeeMe Media

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Based in Palmerston North, See Me Media and Screen Vistas are an outdoor and cinema advertising company. They first connected with CEDA three years ago to access our support and…
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Business Success Story: Levno

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Levno is a leading agritech company based in Palmerston North who connected with CEDA to investigate how we could support their growth through innovation, research and development. Fast forward four…
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Business Success Story: Pacific Helmets

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Some will remember the car-less days of the 1970s. To combat the rising price of oil the government introduced a scheme in which you could only use your vehicle on…
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Business Success Story: Sophia Parun

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Sophia Parun clearly remembers drawing and painting at primary school - and just loving it. It’s not surprising, creativity and a passion for art runs in her family.

Success Story: Hīmatangi Beach Holiday Park

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Reuben and Alice Ebrey are the owners of the Himatangi Beach Holiday Park. In 2018 they met with a CEDA business growth advisor who determined they needed help in four…
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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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Feilding to Fashion Week: Tonic & Cloth

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Feilding-based fashion designer Jodie Woods operates a sustainable clothing start up, Tonic & Cloth, and was prepared to grow her business over five years. "I planned to coast along slowly,…
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Business Success Story: Allied Laundry

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The average household may do a load of washing a day, so processing 19 tonnes of laundry a day may be a little hard to imagine, yet that's exactly what…

Business Success Story: OBO

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At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, three medal-winning field hockey teams – the Black Sticks, and the English and Australian sides – had one thing in common: their goalkeepers were all…