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Meet the faces that keep our region ticking. These are the stories of people and businesses thriving in Manawatū.


THE PERFECT PLACE TO GROW YOUR CAREER

Amanda is making strides to grow her career with Booth's Logistics, find out how she went from being a cadet to a senior role, thanks to the excellent opportunities at Booth's Logistics.

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DRIVING FORWARD MANAWATŪ'S FUTURE

A year ago Kalani entered the workforce with only a forklift licence and now he holds a class 2 and more thanks to the excellent training programme at Booth's Logistics.

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THE FUTURE IS LOOKING BRIGHT

FTL Manager Stephen from Booth's Logistics loves the ever changing environment of Booth's logistics, the future of distribution and logistics is looking bright in Manawatū.

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Business Beyond The Big Cities

From small town Wānaka to the big cities of Wellington and Hamilton - Erica Van Reenen from Ag First has lived all over New Zealand, but it's Manawatū she's found a thriving life for family.

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The Perfect Blend of Career and Lifestyle

After two decades down south and in Wellington, Ramesh and Laksmi sought somewhere with small-town charm, career opportunities, and close to family. They found it with Proliant in Manawatū.

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Diversifying your land in manawatū

It was an easy decision for Gemma and Ben to repurpose unsuitable farmland to a flower farm. Ataahua Blooms exemplifies how diversification can bring business success.

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Leveraging our Strategic Location

David grew up on a family farm in Manawatū while Teresa comes from a hospo background in Wellington. Together they make a dynamic duo, Three Oaks Organics is thriving in Manawatū.

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Manawatū: The Centre of Agribusiness

Being an AgriTech company, Levno finds Manawatū the ideal location at the heart of New Zealand's agribusiness. The regions agricultural focus aligns perfectly with Levno's innovative solutions.

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The Logistic Brilliance of Manawatū

As the CEO of national logistics and freight organization Nexus Logistics, Darcy Hart could see Manawatū had many locational advantages over many other regions as a base for logistics and freight.

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Central Location makes business a breeze

Primary Connect manages the transport of freight across New Zealand. So being at the heart of the North Island, Manawatū is the perfect location for a large distribution company.

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Manawatū: A Magnet for Growth and Opportunity 

Born and bred in Manawatū, Dave and Nicki started Scafit 17 years ago, believing in fostering and investing in their dreams, developing a strong family-style culture.

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Growth and Opportunity thrives in Feilding

When Gyro Plastics outgrew their Wellington Premises, they looked to Feilding to build something epic they could be proud of, centering in a thriving distribution hub.

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Tech, Talent and Innovation

In the fast moving tech world, working 14 years for one company is a long time. But Craig Webb Of Integration Technologies Limited (ITL) wouldn't have it any other way.

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TRADING THE BIG CITY FOR BALANCE

Ben and Joyce owners of Omega left Auckland looking for that work/life balance that Manawatū is known for, now they have a thriving clinic in Palmy find out why their big move has paid off.

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Tech Success in Palmerston North

Just as Max Remacle's pilot career was about to take off, the pandemic hit and he wanted to find a new path. Luckily his shift into software development with Nodero has paid off.

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A HUB OF GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY 

When relocating in 2014 from Auckland to Palmy as CEO of Palmerston North Airport. Despite being born and raised here, David was surprised by the booming business scene.


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Tech innovation meets lifestyle goals

Ella Wilton, ITL's support coordinator is thriving in Manawatū it has everything you need from short commutes to outside adventures. Find out more about how much she loves Manawatū.

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TRANSFORMING TRADITION

Ridge Top Farm glamping Manawatū

When sheep and beef farmers Angus and Sarah Gibertson first opened Ridge Top Farm Glamping six years ago neither could predict how widely successful their piece of paradise would be.

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In Manawaū you can have it all

Dr. Tregon Singh and Dr. Prabheet Kaur, who moved from Singapore to Manawatū, now enjoy a fulfilling life after leaving behind their demanding jobs and long commutes.

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Our sectors of strength!

Palmerston North and Manawatū is home to some of the brightest minds in Aotearoa, world-class research and educational institutions and an established business ecosystem that is connected to the world.
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