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Manawatū – he whaitua rongonui o Aotearoa, he wairua matakuikui, he aronga auaha, tapatapahi ana! Manawatū – a well known region of Aotearoa, full of spirit and joy, with a creative bend.

Our region rewards those who follow their nose and get off the beaten track to find the hidden gems. OK sure, we offer world class coffee, epic trails to shred, food to die for and enough shopping to get your heart pumping, but the special thing about Manawatū is the journey of discovery along the way. We’re here to help you connect the dots to forge your own unique path. So, let’s get out there… 


Discover Manawatū through the eyes of our locals. From eating and drinking hit-lists to family friendly day trips, shopping hot spots and rural discoveries. This is the start of something beautiful. Dive right in!
Great things to do in Manawatū if travelling in a motorhome
The beautiful Manawatū was made to be travelled by motorhome – explore at your own pace its mountainous hinterlands, where…
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Motorhoming in Manawatū 101
Travelling the Manawatū by motorhome gives you the ultimate freedom to access off-the-beaten-track gems at your own pace, from walking…
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Manawatū Women Leaders Pave the Way
Three powerful Manawatū women leaders will join forces at UCOL Manawatū on International Women’s Day, 8 March, to kōrero on…
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From business to social good and everything in between - a Q&A with Linda Jenkinson.
It would be a major understatement to say that Te Aho Tāmaka leader Linda Jenkinson is a high achiever. Linda…
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Leader Video - Paul & Fran Dibble
Paul and Fran Dibble have put Manawatū on the map for their combined artistic achievements. Paul is internationally recognised for…
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Leader Video - Sir David Moxon
Born and educated in Palmerston North city, Sir David Moxon credits growing up in Manawatū with allowing him to reach…
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Leader Video - Dr David Kirk
Dr David Kirk famously led the All Blacks to the first World Cup victory in 1987. David went on to…
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Leader Video - Linda Jenkinson
Growing up on farm in the Manawatū, Linda Jenkinson studied at Massey University before taking on the world. She is…
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Manawatū, a great place for business - Q&A with Gerard Gillespie
EziBuy co-founder and Te Aho Tāmaka leader Gerard Gillespie was on to something great when he moved to Manawatū and,…
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Rugby Great joins Te Aho Tāmaka Manawatū Leaders
Rugby legend David Kirk has been welcomed into Te Aho Tāmaka at an official ceremony at the Rugby and Sport…
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