The Horowhenua District is currently going through a phase of massive growth, and that means there are plenty of opportunities for the area’s young people.
Last month the Whanganui District Council Holdings Limited (WDCHL), was one of the major recipients of Provincial Growth Funding, receiving $400,000 towards a business case to investigate an Advanced Aviation Hub at Whanganui Airport. The hub will operationally become part of the New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy, giving the Academy the potential to become an internationally significant pilot training organisation.
“Good things take time” is certainly a mantra Michael Barbour, project manager of the National Driver Training Centre (NDTC), Manfeild would stand by. Last month, after over two years of preparation, the Centre, based in Feilding was awarded $2.8 million in Provincial Growth Funding towards the expansion of its programme.
Horowhenua's tastiest event will again be showcasing some of the district's specialist food producers on November 24 this year. The Horowhenua Taste Trail is a unique experience as producers open their doors, providing the opportunity to experience a paddock to plate journey.
Have you ever had an idea that could be a winner but you haven’t been sure how to get it to that point? If so, then Innovate could be the programme for you.
Talent Central, based in the Manawatū, fosters relationships between our education and business communities to harness the growth in skills and talent our region needs.
If you are involved in the agritech sector, chances are you would have heard of Sprout. Sprout’s focus is on accelerating the future of food production and delivery and the best part is that they are based right here in the Manawatū.
Seven years ago Tony and Michelle Boswell took over ownership of Windermere Berry Farm, and in that time they have completely turned the business around.
In June the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) presented an update on their RMPP Action Network, a programme the Manawatū-Whanganui region has actively been involved in for the past year.
New Zealand’s Mānuka honey industry is undergoing rampant growth with exports doubling in the last ten years. Last year alone, the number of registered beekeeping enterprises across the country rose by over 1,000 to 7,814 and the number of registered bee hives rose to over 795,000. While those hives will not be all Mānuka Honey, the overall increase is huge.