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.
Nearly two years ago Te Pae Tata, a community learning and tech hub was set up in Ohakune, right next to Ruapehu College.
In early May, Hackathon teams had two days to hack solutions to given water problems and then pitch in a Dragon's Den style situation.
Have you visited Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom yet? If not, now is the time to make the trip to Foxton and enjoy the delights the hub has to offer.
General Manager of Whanganui & Partners, Philippa Ivory, talks about the success of Whanganui’s new Innovation Quarter.