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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 >>

Census reports more people living and working in Whanganui

Tuesday, 4 February 2020, 10:37 am | Whanganui and Partners

Data from the 2018 Census shows that more Whanganui residents are working locally rather than commuting to work outside of the district. “In 2013, the Census identified about 5% of the Whanganui workforce was commuting to jobs elsewhere in the region,” ... More >>

Workshop to set up local businesses for success

Monday, 3 February 2020, 9:15 am | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners is hosting a workshop on the 25th of February to help local business owners develop their business plans. More >>

Labour Conference a boost for local businesses

Friday, 31 January 2020, 11:48 am | Whanganui and Partners

Consumer spending data over the weekend of the Labour Party Conference shows spending rose by 15.9% compared to the same weekend last year. More >>

December a record-breaking month for Whanganui retailers

Friday, 24 January 2020, 10:01 am | Whanganui and Partners

Local retailers had a record-breaking Christmas season, with consumers spending $57.5 million in Whanganui last December. More >>

Arts celebration rounds off summer events season

Friday, 13 December 2019, 9:10 am | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners is proud to continue its support for Artists Open Studios and Whanganui Walls as the culmination of an exciting summer 2020 events calendar. Jonathan Sykes, Whanganui & Partners’ Strategic Lead – Brand, Events & ... More >>

Whanganui named Smart21 Community of 2020

Monday, 4 November 2019, 3:41 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui was named a Smart21 Community of 2020 by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), a New York-based think tank. More >>

Speedweek 2018 features iconic Whanganui events

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 4:28 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui’s Cemetery Circuit, the jewel in the crown of motorcycle racing in New Zealand, leads the way for a new event concept in Whanganui - Speedweek. More >>

28% Increase in Whanganui Visitor Spend for May 2017

Friday, 30 June 2017, 10:52 am | Whanganui and Partners

Just released this week by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are the Monthly Tourism Regional Estimates showing Whanganui’s growth of 28% in visitor spend for May 2017 compared to the same month of the previous year. For the 12 month ... More >>

Whanganui Events Keep Tourism Numbers Up

Monday, 29 May 2017, 3:05 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Continuing the trend from February and March it looks like Whanganui’s April tourism numbers are again up – a contrast to the national monthly comparisons of 2016 and 2017. More >>

Whanganui February Tourism Numbers Buck the Trend

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 3:19 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui’s number of guest nights for February 2016 increased by 16.7% compared to the previous year – an increase of 3,000 people and likely to be the result of hosting the NZ Masters Games. More >>

Whanganui Ahead of National Growth Figures Released

Saturday, 1 April 2017, 9:12 pm | Whanganui and Partners

New information released from Infometrics NZ’s Annual Economic Profile show Whanganui District has an increased rate of growth for GDP (or economic growth rate) of 2.2% for the year ended March 2016. Coming from a base of approximately zero growth in ... More >>

Visitor Trends Work for Whanganui

Monday, 13 March 2017, 10:09 am | Whanganui and Partners

Results for December 2016 show visitor arrivals increasing by almost 13,000 people compared to last year. Occupancy rates are up as is the length of stay. January 2017 shows growth of 12% for visitor spend in the district over the last 12 months and ... More >>

Whanganui Has Biggest NZ Month by Month Tourism Spend Growth

Monday, 29 August 2016, 2:01 pm | Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui is continuing its rise with local tourism results and topped the list of NZ regional tourism organisations for month to month regional tourism expenditure. Month to month growth for the last 12 months ending July 2016 in Whanganui shows ... More >>

Visual Arts Symposium Won the “Dragons” Over

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 11:22 am | Whanganui and Partners

The Grand Prize winner of the Whanganui “Den of Dragons” is the Visual Arts Symposium presented by the Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery. Excited and nervous, looking to the future, and up for the hard work, the winners are a collective of ten artists that ... More >>

Finalists announced for Whanganui "Den of Dragons"

Thursday, 14 July 2016, 10:55 am | Whanganui and Partners

Six finalists have been selected for the Whanganui “Den of Dragons” event competition. Twenty-three entries were submitted and six will face the “dragons” at a live presentation on Wednesday 27 July at the Whanganui War Memorial Conference Centre. More >>