Palmerston North City & Manawatu



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23 June 2017

More work-ready staff needed for growing Logistics and Distribution sector

The logistics and distribution sector, including wholesale trade, is showing signs of staff and skills resource constraints with 700 local positions needing to be filled in the next five years.

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22 May 2017

CEDA Chief Executive Appointment

Central Economic Development Agency, CEDA, has appointed Linda Stewart as its new Chief Executive Officer.

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19 May 2017

Manawatu spending shoots up, Broadway’s growth continues and spending on fuel jumps 

Manawatu has had a significant quarter with spending up 27.1% to $4,155,972, when compared with the same quarter in 2016.

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9 May 2017

Auckland ISP sets up shop in Palmerston North

Unlimited Internet has established a Customer Service Centre in Palmerston North from where it will grow its customer base further throughout New Zealand.

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12 April 2017

Clean Sweep for Amajyen in the Plate of Origin 2017

The 2017 Plate of Origin competition has been taken out by Amayjen from Feilding and Arbour from Marlborough – they have taken a clean sweep after winning the People’s Choice competition as well.

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Stockcars speedway Palmerston North30 March 2017

ENZED Superstock Team Champs fuel injection of $3.764m

An economic impact survey of attendees at this year’s ENZED Superstock Team Champs has revealed the annual event pumps an estimated $3,764,934 into the economy.

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22 March 2017

Value of international education breaks the $100 million mark for region

The Economic Impact of International Education Report 2015/16 for Manawatu Whanganui has found the industry is now worth $100 million in foreign exchange earnings to the region.

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22 March 2017

Acting Chief Executive Appointment

Central Economic Development Agency, CEDA, has appointed Linda Stewart as Acting Chief Executive.

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3 March 2017

Amayjen set to compete in the annual Plate of Origin competition

This Sunday, chefs from around New Zealand, including the 2016 New Zealand Chef of the Year, will attend the launch of the annual Plate of Origin competition at Wharerata.

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 3 March 2017

Hospitality and retailers receive a boost

The quarterly MarketView statistics for the year ending January show spending is up in Palmerston North and Manawatu, Broadway continues to improve, Terrace End receives...

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16 February 2017

Regional New Zealand goes head to head in Manawatu

This Sunday, chefs from around New Zealand, including the 2016 New Zealand Chef of the Year, will attend the launch of the annual Plate of Origin competition at Wharerata.

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1 February 2017

Manawatu Business Sector Positive

Palmerston North and Manawatū businesses are more confident about their business and the regional economy than their counterparts throughout New Zealand.

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19 January 2017

Businesses queueing up for Sort It 2017 looking for future employees

Strong interest from businesses, an increased focus on career pathways, and extended hours mean the 2017 Sort It Careers Expo will be a bumper expo.

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17 January 2017

Growing conference sector – now worth more than $85 million to Manawatu

The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) estimates that the economic impact of the business events sector to Palmerston North City and Manawatū is now more than $86.5million per annum.

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22 December 2016

CEDA Chief Executive resigns for family reasons

The Chief Executive of the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA), Will Samuel, has resigned from his role due to family reasons and will relocate north.

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16 December 2016

Motorhome Friendly status a tourism boost for city

Palmerston North has officially become Motorhome Friendly – a status which is set to provide a healthy boost to tourism spending in the city and surrounding area.

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15 December 2016

Summer must-dos in Manawatū and Palmerston North

With summer beginning to warm up and holidays fast approaching, Manawatū and Palmerston North hotspots are gearing up for an influx of visitors.

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12 December 2016

Indian cricket academy team led by a former star of the Indian Premier League to tour Manawatu

Players from the Indian Twenty 20 Cricket Federation’s (ITCF) Cricket Academy in Punjab will visit Palmerston North and Manawatu next week, and more tours are expected.

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Sledge Track

12 December 2016

New Guide for Summer

A new guide for Summer has just been released, offering a taster menu of the city and region, to give an overview of what's on offer.

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Cycling-View-from-Whariti-Credit-DM-Photographer-Kevin-Bills5 December 2016

Improved visitor data will boost insights

Access to deeper and richer visitor data will lead to improved marketing decisions in Palmerston North and Manawatū.

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Loyal locals, Aucklanders spending more and a turn in fortune for Broadway

There’s been an increase in spending in Manawatū by Aucklanders, and there are signs of a turnaround in fortunes for Palmerston North’s Broadway

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te-apiti-manawatu-gorge_media_release28 November 2016

DGiT – New tool to activate domestic tourism

An innovative online tool has been developed to help the tourism industry maximise the value of domestic tourism.

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student-accommodation15 November 2016

International students – work ready for the summer

International students in Palmerston North and Whanganui attended the first ‘Work Ready’ seminar

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Will Samuel CEDA14 November 2016

How Manawatū-Whanganui businesses can succeed or fail in a changing world

A business that does not have a digital strategy does not have a business strategy and could fail as technology completely changes the business world.

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westpac-business-awards-manawatu-201611 November 2016

Leading Manawatu businesses celebrated

The 2016 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards were celebrated at a Gala Awards Night dinner at the Silks Lounge, Awapuni Racecourse on Friday evening the 11th November.

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8 November 2016

CEDA – New satellite office in Feilding

The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) has established a satellite Business Development Advisory office in Feilding to service the greater Manawatū.

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8 Nobusiness-mentorvember 2016

Buoyant business conditions fuel demand for mentoring services

Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is responding to increased demand for mentoring services by up-skilling more mentors to work with business owners.

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isometric10 October 201

Novel food technology investigated

Massey University researchers, with support from the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA), are investigating whether establishing an Innovation Centre focused on a novel food processing technology could transform New Zealand’s food industry.

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indian-school-group-visit-manawatu10 October 2016

Boost in efforts to attract elite students from Hyderabad to Palmerston North

A group of 14 students from a private school in Hyderabad, India visited Palmerston North to consider their academic futures – and more tours are planned

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the-square-palmerston-north-city30 September 2016

Foundation research for economic development in Palmerston North and Manawatū

The newly established Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is undertaking a foundation research project to inform strategy and ensure future activities are targeted.

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29 September 2016

2016 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards Finalists Named

Palmerston North and Manawatu business and volunteer sector leaders gathered to hear the naming of finalists in the 2016 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards this evening at Hotel Coachman..

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28 September 2016

Judges awed by high-quality nominations

The 2016 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards have created strong interest from the wider business community.

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