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.
The wheels are in motion and the 2018 AgTech Hackathon, presented by CEDA and powered by BCC is coming our way very soon.
To experience a tour around the New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy (NZICPA) in Whanganui is a privilege. It is an impressive, purpose built facility which, since it became fully operational in September 2017, has been attracting a whole lot of attention.
At the junction of the Ohura and Whanganui Rivers, off the Forgotten Highway and up a 16 kilometre dirt road, you will find two women who have created a small business doing big things.
In November 2017, the second annual Horowhenua Taste Trail showcased the breadth and depth of produce created throughout the Horowhenua District. Alongside a number of supporting events, the Taste Trail is a one day journey through specialist food producers, sampling delicious produce and viewing the happenings behind the scenes.