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Thanks for checking out the Manawatū stand at the New Zealand Expo in Wellington! Our future is bright, and so are our people.

Whether you're just starting out, looking to mix it up, climb the ladder, or set up your own business, chances are Manawatū has an opportunity for you. With shorter commutes, affordable rent, and an array of cool bars and eateries, sports and clubs, mountain biking and hiking, as well as a vibrant arts and music scene, you'll have more time to enjoy the things you love while pursuing a successful career. 


Our Sectors of Strength - We are a vibrant region with a diverse and dynamic business ecosystem. Whether you're eyeing a career in distribution, health, manufacturing, trades, primary industries, or anything in between, Manawatū offers a thriving work scene tailored to a wide range of interests and skills. Dive in and discover endless opportunities right here!

Check out Sector Stories from people who live, work and thrive in Manawatū. These are the do'ers who are blazing trails and pushing boundaries, their journeys are as diverse and compelling as the landscape that surround us. 

Explore our Live hub and discover the exceptional lifestyle and work opportunities that await here.  When are you making the move to Manawatū?

Manawatū Stories - Check out the best of Palmy and Manawatū! From eating and drinking hit-lists to family friendly day trips, shopping hot spots and rural discoveries. This is the start of something beautiful.

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easy to climb the career ladder

Get inspired!

Kalani is at the start of his career journey at Booth's Logistics. He's already learnt so much and is thriving in the region's distribution and logistics scene and is eager to continue his career journey in this dynamic sector.



Kalani from Booth's Logistics

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