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‘Wikipedian At Large’ Coming To The West Coast

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 10:57 am | Development West Coast

Development West Coast (DWC) is bringing New Zealand’s Wikipedian at Large, Dr Mike Dickison, to the West Coast. Mike will facilitate free workshops across the region to train people on how to become Wikipedia editors, as well as workshops for ... More >>

Online Directory Making It Easier To Support Local Businesses

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 6:40 pm | Development West Coast

COVID-19 Alert Level 3 business directory As the country continues to rally together to stop the spread of COVID-19, a new online resource has been developed to help West Coasters shop safely and support local businesses. A collaboration between EPIC ... More >>

DWC Delivery Rebate Scheme

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 6:34 pm | Development West Coast

Businesses across the West Coast region that are offering deliveries during COVID-19 Level 3, are eligible for a rebate of up to $250 per business from Development West Coast. “We know our retailers, cafes and restaurants have been doing it tough during ... More >>

What Alert Level 3 Will Look Like For Business

Friday, 17 April 2020, 6:51 pm | Development West Coast

Yesterday the Government provided some more clarity on what a shift to Alert Level 3 will look like for our business community. We are still waiting to hear on Monday whether the country will be moving down to Alert Level 3 at midnight on Wednesday, ... More >>

Government Announces New Business Support Measures.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 4:57 pm | Development West Coast

This morning the Government announced a range of new support measures for small and medium sized businesses, including a $3.1b tax relief package. With many local businesses looking down the barrel of a loss this year, the proposed ‘tax loss ... More >>

DWC Welcomes Government Support Package

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 4:48 pm | Development West Coast

Development West Coast Chief Executive Heath Milne welcomes the Government’s $12.1 billion relief package for the COVID-19 outbreak. “The COVID-19 travel restrictions to Aotearoa New Zealand are already hurting tourist operators on the Coast, with ... More >>

West Coast GDP grows by $30 million

Monday, 3 February 2020, 12:31 pm | Development West Coast

Recently released economic indicators show growth on the West Coast for the second year in a row. More >>

Visitor numbers bounce back in Franz Josef

Monday, 20 January 2020, 12:26 pm | Development West Coast

The Department of Conservation’s latest track counter data for the Franz Josef Glacier Valley recorded its busiest day ever with 7,137 visiting on 1 January 2020. More >>

Govt support for DWC’s “West Coast Must Do” marketing push

Friday, 20 December 2019, 4:28 pm | Development West Coast

The Government is backing a Development West Coast (DWC) led marketing campaign to boost West Coast tourism now that motorists can again travel from Karamea to Queenstown. More >>

Road opening good Christmas present for West Coast economy

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 3:56 pm | Development West Coast

The scheduled re-opening of the Haast Highway (SH6) between Harihari and Whataroa tomorrow morning (Friday) is an early Christmas present for businesses the entire length of the West Coast. More >>

Businesses geared up for visitor boom from Paparoa Track

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:48 am | Development West Coast

The opening of New Zealand’s newest great walk, the Paparoa Track, is also opening new opportunities for West Coast businesses. Local entrepreneurs have been gearing up to take advantage of the expected influx of visitors, walkers and mountain-bikers ... More >>

Benton steps aside after successful tourism transition

Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 9:00 am | Development West Coast

The tourism marketing functions of Tourism West Coast (TWC) migrated into Development West Coast (DWC) on 1 April 2019, with TWC winding up. The former board members of TWC have subsequently been appointed as the initial members of DWC’s new Tourism ... More >>

Development West Coast 2019 Annual Report Released

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 3:43 pm | Development West Coast

2018/19 saw DWC transition into a wider economic development role following the 2017 West Coast Economic Development Action Plan, broadening its depth of business support and preparing for the migration of the functions of Tourism West Coast into DWC from ... More >>

Development West Coast head resigns

Friday, 14 June 2019, 3:32 pm | Development West Coast

Development West Coast (DWC) chief executive Chris Mackenzie has announced he will resign from his role with DWC on 27 September, after more than three years in the role. More >>

Marketing campaign to get visitors back to the Coast

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 2:41 pm | Development West Coast

Following the reopening of the Waiho Bridge, Development West Coast (DWC) Trustees have allocated a budget of $41,000 for a targeted marketing campaign starting today to ensure visitor numbers get back to their usual thriving levels. More >>

Impact on West Coast businesses from storm event

Friday, 12 April 2019, 9:36 am | Development West Coast

A survey of West Coast businesses shows that the loss of the Waiho Bridge is seriously impacting businesses throughout the Coast, not only those in the Fox and Franz Josef townships. Development West Coast, Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Glacier Country ... More >>

Julie Christie appointed to the Board of Tourism West Coast

Monday, 10 December 2018, 8:48 pm | Development West Coast

Dame Julie Christie has been appointed to the Board of Tourism West Coast (TWC) as Development West Coast’s (DWC) representative. Her predecessor on the board, Margaret Grant, recently completed her tenure, serving since 2009. More >>

Development West Coast Awards

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 2:54 pm | Development West Coast

Environmentally supportive businesses take 2018 Leading Light honours Hokitika-based sphagnum moss distributor Coastpak Besgrow has taken the Supreme Award at the 2018 Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards, held at Shantytown ... More >>

West Coast business awards finalists announced

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 9:19 am | Development West Coast

West Coast cookie makers, contractors and everyone in between will be celebrated at the prestigious Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards next month. The awards evening is one of the most significant events on the West ... More >>

Tourism experience takes top West Coast business award

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:32 am | Development West Coast

Mokihinui–Lyell Backcountry Trust – The Old Ghost Road Project has been named the supreme winner of the 2016 West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards at last night’s gala event at the West Coast Events Centre (Shantytown Heritage ... More >>