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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 >>

Economic Updates And Insights To Be Shared At Public Forum

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 2:21 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Economic development agency Whanganui & Partners is holding a Public Forum on Tuesday 24 November, with guest speaker economist Brad Olsen. Whanganui & Partners Interim Chief Executive, Gaelle Deighton, says the Public Forum is an opportunity ... More >>

Local Creatives Supported Through Whanganui & Partners’ Amplify Grants

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 11:00 am | Whanganui and Partners

Five local creatives have received funding in the inaugural round of Amplify Grants, an initiative from Whanganui & Partners. The funding is intended to support the equipment and technology creatives need to take their work to the next level. ... More >>

3 Bridges Marathon Returning For 16th Year

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 3:29 pm | Whanganui and Partners

The PAK’nSAVE Whanganui 3 Bridges Marathon is returning to Whanganui on 12 December. The marathon is named for its course, which starts and finishes at Pākaitore Moutoa Gardens and takes runners along the banks of the Whanganui River and across the Cobham, ... More >>

Youth Employment Success Launches In Whanganui

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 12:53 pm | Whanganui and Partners

A platform matching Whanganui youth to workplace experiences was officially launched at an event earlier this week. Youth Employment Success is an online platform that connects young people to work experiences. The platform has been operational since ... More >>

Workshop To Lift Google Profile Of Whanganui Businesses

Friday, 9 October 2020, 11:09 am | Whanganui and Partners

Economic development agency Whanganui & Partners is running a free workshop to help business owners develop their Google My Business profiles. Google My Business (GMB) is a free service provided by Google to help businesses manage how they appear ... More >>

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 >>