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Agri Survey Finds Issues With Rural Connectivity

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 11:03 am | Whanganui and Partners

A survey of rural landowners conducted by Whanganui & Partners has found issues with connectivity are impacting the sector. The survey was undertaken in partnership with the Rural Community Board and was sent to landowners with 10ha or more. This ... More >>

Support Still Available To Businesses Affected By COVID-19

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 2:22 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Economic development agency Whanganui & Partners says that businesses feeling the effects of COVID-19 should take advantage of the business support available. Tim Easton from Whanganui & Partners says that the local economy is performing ... More >>

Whanganui Businesses Recoup Lockdown Losses

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 9:02 am | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners says that strong consumer activity post-lockdown has meant the same amount has been spent with Whanganui businesses since February as over the same seven-month period last year. Consumer data from Marketview shows for ... More >>

July Sees Record Increase In Local Visitor Spend

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 9:39 am | Whanganui and Partners

Data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) shows July visitor spend in Whanganui was up by 30% compared to July 2019. Nationwide, July spend was -6% compared to last July. Paul Chaplow from economic development agency ... More >>

Events Funding A Boost For Local Economy, Says Sykes

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 4:19 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Economic development agency Whanganui & Partners says additional events funding from central government will provide a significant boost to the local economy. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) confirmed ... More >>

Visitors Flock To Whanganui Over Winter

Friday, 7 August 2020, 1:40 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui is on track for a record-breaking winter as a destination, according to Whanganui & Partners. Visitor spend data from MBIE shows that despite the impact of COVID-19, June 2020 was the strongest June on record for Whanganui. Paul ... More >>

$700,000 To Support Whanganui Tourism

Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 3:33 pm | Whanganui and Partners

The Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation has announced $700,000 in funding is going to support tourism in the Whanganui District. The funding is part of the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme (STAPP), which was created in response ... More >>

Event To Showcase Support Programmes For Employers

Friday, 24 July 2020, 2:22 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners is hosting a free event on Thursday 6 August to help employers understand the support available to them through new Central Government schemes. Hannah Kelly from Whanganui & Partners says the Employment Support ... More >>

Infometrics: COVID Impact On Whanganui Economy Softer Than Elsewhere

Friday, 17 July 2020, 10:33 am | Whanganui and Partners

Infometrics Senior Economist Brad Olsen says Whanganui has emerged as one of the best districts in New Zealand in terms of weathering the economic impact of COVID-19. Olsen presented his insights and analysis to Whanganui District Councillors, Whanganui ... More >>

Whanganui Hospitality Sector Making Gains Following Lockdown

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 2:52 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Consumer spend data from Marketview shows that Whanganui hospitality and accommodation businesses have seen significant consumer spend growth following the effects of lockdown. For the past six weeks, consumer spend among Whanganui hospitality and accommodation ... More >>

Whanganui & Partners To Represent Whanganui On Regional Skills Leadership Group

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 4:08 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Hannah Kelly from Whanganui & Partners has been named as a member of a Regional Skills Leadership Group established to support the changing labour market in the Manawatū-Whanganui region. The group is one of 15 Regional Skills Leadership Groups ... More >>

Whanganui Economy Weathers Impact Of Lockdown

Friday, 19 June 2020, 10:29 am | Whanganui and Partners

The national GDP fell 1.6% in the March 2020 quarter, according to Statistics New Zealand. Stats NZ reports that this was the first quarterly fall since the December 2010 quarter and the largest fall since March 1991. Economic development agency Whanganui ... More >>

New Digital Platform Connects Whanganui Employers And Youth

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 3:40 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners and 100% SWEET have launched a new digital platform connecting local youth with employment experiences. YES (Youth Employment Success) is an online platform that allows youth friendly employers to offer work experiences ... More >>

Winter Push For Visitors To Boost Whanganui Economy

Friday, 29 May 2020, 3:00 pm | Whanganui and Partners

A push to boost visitor numbers and consumer spend in Whanganui over winter is the objective for Whanganui & Partners’ latest tourism campaign. Building on the success of the recent Summer Campaign, the promotion encourages visitors from ... More >>

Over $100,000 Goes To Support Whanganui Businesses Through COVID

Friday, 29 May 2020, 1:53 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners has distributed over $100,000 to Whanganui businesses to support them in adapting to challenges caused by COVID-19. Through its delivery of the nationally-funded Regional Business Partners programme, Whanganui & ... More >>

Whanganui Consumers Back Out In Force

Friday, 22 May 2020, 2:25 pm | Whanganui and Partners

New Zealand’s move to alert level 2 has seen a return to strong consumer spending in Whanganui. According to a report from Marketview, local spending from 11th to 17th May increased by 5.5% versus the same week last year. The increase locally compares ... More >>

Whanganui Consumer Spend Strong Going Into Lockdown

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 3:50 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Consumers spent $47.3m in Whanganui in March, up 2.6% on the same month last year. With six days of the month spent in lockdown, the result reflects strong trading up until moving into COVID-19 alert level 4 as well as increased numbers in food ... More >>

Infometrics: Whanganui Economy Positioned To Weather The Storm

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 11:54 am | Whanganui and Partners

Brad Olsen, Senior Economist at Infometrics, says Whanganui is going to feel the effects of a global recession, but is positioned to weather the storm better than many other regions. Olsen presented his thoughts during a webinar on the outlook ... More >>

Whanganui & Partners Supporting Local Business Through Lockdown

Monday, 6 April 2020, 11:59 am | Whanganui and Partners

Economic development agency Whanganui & Partners is fully focused on managing the economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic and positioning Whanganui for recovery. Ward says the Whanganui & Partners team is fully operational thanks to remote ... More >>

Consumer Spending Records Continue To Tumble In Whanganui

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 9:47 am | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui retailers have reported bumper post-Christmas trading numbers, with consumer spending in the district rising to record levels in January. Consumers spent $48.9m in Whanganui in January, contributing to a new annual consumer spend record of $565.0m ... More >>