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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 >>

Leading Light Awards finalists announced

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 5:14 pm | Development West Coast

The finalists in the 2016 West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards have today been revealed, with 21 finalists vying for the prestigious awards. More >>

Entries open for annual Leading Light Awards

Friday, 12 August 2016, 9:34 am | Development West Coast

Preparations are well underway for the annual West Coast Leading Light Business Excellence Awards, and entries are starting to roll in says Development West Coast Chief Executive Chris Mackenzie. More >>

New Development West Coast CEO appointed

Thursday, 17 March 2016, 10:01 am | Development West Coast

Development West Coast chairman John Sturgeon is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Chris Mackenzie. More >>

West Coast Minerals Strategy open for comment

Monday, 2 November 2015, 9:31 am | Development West Coast

The public is being asked for input into a West Coast Minerals Strategy that aims to increase investment into the minerals sector, while setting out the expectations of what doing business in the region entails. More >>

DWC provides $5 million business stimulus fund

Friday, 25 September 2015, 10:35 am | Development West Coast

Development West Coast has today launched a $5 million fund to stimulate business development and growth in the West Coast region. More >>

DWC to provide financial boost for West Coast tourism

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 8:11 am | Development West Coast

Development West Coast is to provide nearly $250,000 towards a promotion package to attract greater numbers of domestic tourists to the region. More >>



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