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Whanganui & Partners Event Funding Opens

Friday, 29 April 2022, 10:42 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui is in a great position to re-establish its busy events schedule and economic development agency Whanganui & Partners is ready to back inspired organisers with support and funding. The region’s events are enjoyed by the local community, ... More >>

Starting Out Shouldn’t Be The Hardest Part

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 6:40 pm | Whanganui and Partners

The Whanganui entrepreneurial and start-up community is enthusiastic and full of potential. Economic development agency Whanganui & Partners has developed a programme to help this community get support and give their new businesses the ... More >>

Is Your Big Idea Worth $5k?

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 6:39 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Is your big idea worth $5,000? Perhaps you’ve imagined the perfect app that doesn’t yet exist, or maybe your plan is for a business model with potential to boom, or an ingenuous product no one else has thought of... Whether your idea is audacious, ... More >>

Business Boost Fund Puts Success On The Schedule

Monday, 28 March 2022, 11:05 am | Whanganui and Partners

Great ideas grow our economy, and they flourish with strategic encouragement and support. With this in mind, Whanganui & Partners is providing Business Boost funding to assist start-ups and businesses with growth plans. Applications for the ... More >>

Show The Love To Local Businesses

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 6:37 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Early every morning, a steady stream of caffeine-loving locals dips in and out of Whanganui’s dependable coffee merchants, lifted and warmed by the contents of their cups. The faces of these cheerful baristas - if not their names and lives beyond ... More >>

Visitor Campaign Key To Supporting Local Businesses

Friday, 17 December 2021, 9:54 am | Whanganui and Partners

A 20-metre long billboard in New Plymouth is sending a clear message to Whanganui’s neighbours planning their summer getaways; Whanganui has everything a domestic visitor needs this summer. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2112/1ad5f77a3ab19b4540fd.jpeg" ... More >>

Now Is The Time To Explore Innovation – Jonathan Sykes, Acting CE

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 2:55 pm | Whanganui and Partners

It is a spirit of determination, optimism and collaboration that continues to sustain our business community, and supporting these values is a priority for Whanganui & Partners. Encouraging this growth mind-set is not enough alone though, as an Economic ... More >>

Whanganui Joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 1:08 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Creativity, innovative spirit, cultural integrity and strength of artistic tradition have won Whanganui recognition as an internationally significant UNESCO City of Design. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2111/81e75be2949728e07836.jpeg" ... More >>

Trustees To Steer Growth For Innovation Space

Friday, 29 October 2021, 1:24 pm | Whanganui and Partners

With tenancy space proving hugely popular, Whanganui’s new centre for for innovation, creative industries, entrepreneurship and education needs new hands to guide its direction. The Backhouse on Taupō Quay, a collaboration between Whanganui & ... More >>

Events To Reach Large Online Audience

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 4:25 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners has chosen to deliver its upcoming Public Forum online, so that it can reach a larger audience than possible under Alert Level 2 restrictions. Acting CE Jonathan Sykes will be presenting an update on Whanganui & Partners ... More >>

Public Forum and Innovate Whanganui 2021 Final to go ahead

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 10:05 am | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners has rescheduled two upcoming events as the economic development agency looks beyond the current Alert Level 4 restrictions. More >>

Whanganui gains $700k with tourism funding boost

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 1:01 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Domestic visitors have confirmed Whanganui is a desirable destination and the Government has recognised this value with a boost to regional tourism funding. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash today announced the support for tourism in a detailed plan designed to ... More >>

Public Forum Promises A New Take On Economy

Friday, 13 August 2021, 1:12 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Surprising metrics and relatable insights have formed a theme for Whanganui & Partners’ Public Forums and the economic development agency is ready to deliver another event to help our community understand what is driving the local economy. ... More >>

Innovate Whanganui Final Night Announced

Friday, 6 August 2021, 2:59 pm | Whanganui and Partners

They’ll be putting their hearts, heads and hopes into their final pitches when Innovate Whanganui’s Top 7 finalists stand before the judges and compete to take home the event’s $10k prize. The night has been set for September 2, when the NZ ... More >>

Local Entrepreneurs Share The Back Story To Their Success

Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 1:02 pm | Whanganui and Partners

From beer quality control to costume creation, Whanganui’s entrepreneurs are forging lives of passion, pleasure and fierce determination. The back stories of this city’s start-up stars are inspiring, entertaining and empowering – and they’re ready ... More >>

Opinion: Are You Leaving A Farming Legacy Or A Liability?

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 11:39 am | Whanganui and Partners

It’s sadly a familiar story in the rural community, someone dies and a family falls out over what happens next. Emotions run high and a sense of what is fair or appropriate can’t be agreed upon. In fact, a death, retirement or a change in circumstances ... More >>

Go Virtual To Find The Real-life Tech Help You Need

Thursday, 13 May 2021, 9:05 am | Whanganui and Partners

For an event centred on using and building technological fluency, it’s no surprise Techweek 2021 features an impressive variety of virtual offerings. While Whanganui is the base for a number of events showcasing locally employed technology, events ... More >>

Whanganui Tourist Spend Up 28 Per Cent

Friday, 11 December 2020, 1:24 pm | Whanganui and Partners

As tourism industries in New Zealand’s biggest cities struggle, Whanganui has recorded robust visitor numbers with October’s visitor spend up 28 per cent on 2019. Whanganui had the second strongest year-to-year result of all of the Regional ... More >>

Whanganui & Partners Announces New Chief Executive

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 11:10 am | Whanganui and Partners

Economic development agency Whanganui & Partners has announced the appointment of Hannah Middleton in the role of Chief Executive. Middleton is currently Whanganui & Partners’ Strategic Lead International and Capability, having joined ... More >>

New Programme Connects Creatives To Industry Specialists

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 11:14 am | Whanganui and Partners

Economic development agency Whanganui & Partners is launching a professional development programme for the creative sector called Making It. Making It connects local artists to a team of specialists, building professional and commercial knowledge ... More >>