Development West Coast - Latest News [Page 1]

DWC Pledges $3.57 Million To Westport Flood Recovery

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 5:15 pm | Development West Coast

Development West Coast (DWC) Trustees have approved in principle a $3.57 million package to support Westport’s flood recovery. DWC Chair Renee Rooney said Trustees were keen to support the recovery, acknowledging the flooding in July was a significant ... More >>

Development West Coast releases 2021 annual report

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 9:19 am | Development West Coast

Development West Coast (DWC) has released its annual report for the year ended 31 March 2021. The report highlights a year of extremes - economic disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic and record engagement and support for local businesses. During ... More >>

West Coast Business Awards Entries Open

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 6:46 am | Development West Coast

Entries are now open for the 2021 Development West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards. The gala event will be held on Thursday 18 November at the West Coast Events Centre at Shantytown. After the 2020 event was postponed due to COVID-19, ... More >>

West Coast Encourages Kiwis To Get ‘Hands On’

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 4:12 pm | Development West Coast

In the face of uncertainty around the trans-Tasman bubble the West Coast has launched a domestic marketing campaign giving Kiwis the chance to win a ‘Hands On’ West Coast adventure. “Australians have traditionally been our biggest international ... More >>

DWC Approves $5m Glacier Country Business Support Fund

Monday, 29 March 2021, 4:00 pm | Development West Coast

Development West Coast (DWC) trustees have approved a $5 million Glacier Country Business Support Fund (GCBSF) in response to the current crisis in Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and the surrounding settlements. “Glacier Country has been one of the hardest ... More >>

DWC Commits $5m Towards Glacier Country.

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 8:50 am | Development West Coast

Development West Coast (DWC) has committed $5 million towards a package to help protect the social and economic fabric of the Glacier Country. A recent survey conducted by DWC and the Glacier Country Tourism Group has revealed the devastating impact ... More >>

Development West Coast Releases 2020 Report

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 4:07 pm | Development West Coast

Development West Coast (DWC) has released a report on its operations with unaudited financial information for the year ended 31 March 2020. The report highlights a year of extremes - record engagement with local businesses and a financial year disrupted ... More >>

‘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 >>