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Auckland


AUCKLAND

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

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Auckland


AUCKLAND

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

Regularly ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and home to almost a third of its population. If you like water views, this is the place for you as the heart of the city occupies a narrow strip of land between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean.

The economic hub of new zealand

New Zealand’s most multicultural and cosmopolitan city, Auckland is where most migrants choose to settle. It has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world and a higher proportion of Asians than any other city in New Zealand. Auckland is also the economic epicentre of New Zealand and where multinational corporations typically choose to base their offices.

vibrant culture

Hemmed in with picturesque beaches and lush wine regions, Auckland has the critical mass of people required to support a vibrant restaurant, live music and arts scene. While it is small by world standards, it is at least five times larger than any of New Zealand’s other cities and the logical choice for those who desire the urban lifestyle.

 

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Christchurch & Canterbury


CHRISTCHURCH & CANTERBURY

Christchurch & Canterbury


CHRISTCHURCH & CANTERBURY

Set against a majestic alp to ocean backdrop, Christchurch & Canterbury offers visitors one of the world’s most unique and diverse destinations.  You’ll find it all - a picturesque city, the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the majestic Southern Alps and an ancient volcanic peninsula dotted with charming townships and hidden bays.

In Christchurch, you can experience urban regeneration, creativity and innovation flowing through the city with new restaurants & bars, street art and vibrant new retail areas, all the while staying true to its heritage and traditional English feel.   Known traditionally as “The Garden City”, the serene Avon River flows through the centre of the city through to the award-winning Christchurch Botanic Gardens.  With contemporary art galleries and open-air markets, explore Christchurch by vintage tram, a classic Edwardian punt, or grab your walking shoes and discover the growing network of laneways brimming with bars, eateries and an eclectic mix of boutique shops.

Canterbury offers some of New Zealand’s most diverse experiences, all within a short drive.   Feel the spirit and heart of New Zealand, with a strong Maori cultural embrace an abundant marine life in Kaikoura, or discover sparkling bays, seaside villages and cafes in Akaroa and Banks Peninsula.  Sit back, relax and spoil yourself with the natural thermal springs hot pools and day spas, in Hanmer Springs and enjoy the delights of the nearby Waipara Valley wine region.

Experience the breath-taking scenery of Arthur’s Pass in the Selwyn District, high country snow-fed lakes bordered by impressive braided rivers in Mid and South Canterbury, and the Mackenzie Districts magical turquoise lakes, powerful glaciers and sky piercing Alps.

 

Canterbury is a land of incredible scenery and adventure… all waiting at your fingertips.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information contact Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism at christchurchnz.com

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Hawke's Bay


HAWKE'S BAY

A UNIQUE & FASCINATING REGION

Hawke's Bay


HAWKE'S BAY

A UNIQUE & FASCINATING REGION

Hawke’s Bay is a region of New Zealand, located on the east coast of the country’s North Island. Hawke’s Bay is recognised on the world stage for its award-winning wines. The regional council sits in both the cities of Napier and Hastings.

The Hawke’s Bay region accounts for approximately 7% of national primary industries GDP, with the largest contributions being fruit growing, grape growing and forestry/logging. The region accounts for 7% of national processing GDP, with the largest shares being for fruit and vegetable processing, wine-making, meat processing and textile processing.

The region accounts for approximately 2% of national manufacturing sector GDP and about 3% of the country’s service sector GDP.

Economic growth in Hawke’s Bay is strongly influenced by international economic conditions directly and indirectly impacting its significant primary industries and processing sectors.

  Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay is home to the largest accessible gannet colony in the world.

 Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay is home to the largest accessible gannet colony in the world.

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Gisborne


GISBORNE

UNIQUE NATURAL HERITAGE

Gisborne


GISBORNE

UNIQUE NATURAL HERITAGE

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Gisborne makes up 1% of NZ’s economy in employment terms. It includes some of NZ’s most remote areas, with mountainous topography and difficult transport routes. Gisborne also has a very different age and ethnic profile compared to the country as a whole. Nearly half the population is Maori (47% compared to 14% for NZ), and it is correspondingly younger than most other regions.

Forestry is delivering a massive economic benefit to the Gisborne region and, with an expected boom in log exports, by 2020 one in 10 people could earn a living from the sector, according to a new economic study.

Forestry is worth more than $225 million a year in the East Coast region, overtaking sheep and beef farming, at $206m the other key sector in the region, the report by Waikato University shows. Including the spillover effect into other activity around the region there was a “flow-on” value of $383m from forestry.
Gisborne is already the third largest export producer of logs, worth about $208m a year, behind Tauranga in top spot and Whangarei in second place.

By 2020, the forestry sector will be worth $328m, the report says, creating another 630 jobs, with the total wage and salary bill likely to rise by $55m.

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Manawatu-Wanganui


MANAWATU-WANGANUI

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & HORTICULTURE

Manawatu-Wanganui


MANAWATU-WANGANUI

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & HORTICULTURE

The Manawatu – Wanganui region is located in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, comprising the Local Territorial Authorities of the Tararua, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Rangitikei, Wanganui and Ruapehu districts and Palmerston North City.

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With over 50% of the land area comprising hill country the region is recognised as a significant sheep and beef producer. Other significant land uses include dairy farming, forestry and horticulture. The region is home to many high performing businesses, supporting the rural base.

The diverse landscape and our strong pastoral farming heritage have led the City, and its university, Massey, to develop a respected science and research base in agri-foods and food innovation.

Its central location creates many unique advantages from which have developed significant capability in transport, warehousing and related logistics services.

Key Productive Sectors in the region include:

  • Distribution – naturally efficient hubs as acknowledged by the long standing presence of Toyota, Ezibuy, Foodstuffs, DKSH, Woolworths NZ,Open Country Dairy,Suzuki Motors,Mars Pet Care, Affco and many others.
  • Education – a critical sector that makes an enormous contribution to our region’s economy, and is a massive draw card for talent and innovative projects – there is excellence here in Trades, Design, Defence, Aviation, Engineering, etc.
  • Agricultural Business and Food – a powerful primary producer with some very smart innovations that are changing New Zealand and world practices; plus a significant and growing base of over 600 world class food scientists as well as many companies who are developing innovative products.
  • Defence – has a long track record in the region , with Linton Army Base, Ohakea Air force Base and Waiouru Training Camp and together with support staff employ over 5% of the regions workforce.
  • Manufacturing – some key industries have set up in this region because of the well stablished infrastructure such as rail, road and ultrafast internet and central position with close proximity to major markets.
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Nelson-Marlborough


NELSON-MARLBOROUGH

THE SUNNIEST REGION IN NZ

Nelson-Marlborough


NELSON-MARLBOROUGH

THE SUNNIEST REGION IN NZ

Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, and is the economic and cultural centre of the Nelson region. Established in 1841, it is the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island and was proclaimed a city by royal charter in 1858. Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island, named after the famous English soldier and statesmen, the Duke of Marlborough.

 Marlborough is world-renowned for its production of Sauvignon Blanc wine. 

Marlborough is world-renowned for its production of Sauvignon Blanc wine. 

The Nelson-Marlborough catchment, as defined by TEC includes the following territorial authorities: Tasman, Nelson City, Marlborough and Kaikoura.

The industries in which Nelson-Marlborough has the largest comparative advantages are fishing, forestry and logging, and food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing.

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Northland


NORTHLAND

A LAND OF NATURAL RESOURCE

Northland


NORTHLAND

A LAND OF NATURAL RESOURCE

Northland represents approximately 3.6 percent of the country’s population, with more than 168,000 people living in the region and over half of those living in the main centre of Whangārei.

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With close proximity to New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, but with a warmer climate and vast natural resources, there are many reasons why Northland is a very attractive destination to visit, live, work and invest.

The Northland economy is underpinned by industries that harness natural advantages based around land, water, climate and cultural assets.

The Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan launched in February 2016 set the stage for economic development and business growth by prioritising enabling infrastructure improvements relating to transport, digital infrastructure, skills, and water management.

It also identified key sectors that have opportunities for growth such as farming, forestry, horticulture, aquaculture, manufacturing, construction, mining, and marine. The Action Plan leverages partners and collaborators to work on projects of regional significance. Its Working Group is led and facilitated by Northland Inc supported by an Advisory Group representing central and local government, business and iwi.

Major initiatives to facilitate and enable business and investment in the region are complemented by Northland’s exceptional lifestyle options.

Northland Inc is the Regional Economic Development Agency encompassing the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO). Northland Inc’s mission is to strengthen, diversify and grow the Northland economy through the following five work programmes:

  • Business Innovation and Growth
  • Investment and Infrastructure
  • Māori Economic Development
  • Regional Promotions and Tourism
  • Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan
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Otago


OTAGO

A REGION RICH IN DIVERSITY

Otago


OTAGO

A REGION RICH IN DIVERSITY

New Zealand's second largest region

Otago accounts for 5% of NZ’s economy in employment terms. Its household incomes are lower than the national average, but its employment rate is above the national average. These factors relate to the very high proportion of tertiary students in Dunedin city, some of whom work part-time, and the significant presence of seasonal labour in other parts of the region.

Half of Otago’s population live in Dunedin, which provides services to the surrounding region as well as national health and education services. Other districts each have different specialisations, including hydro-electric power generation, tourism, sheep and beef farming, gold and silver mining, horticulture and wine making. Port Chalmers is the third largest port in New Zealand based on the value of exported goods, reflecting a high value of commodities, particularly meat and dairy products, and manufactured goods produced across the region.

a booming economy

While the region’s overall population is projected to grow only slowly in the coming decades, Queenstown and Central Otago are amongst the fastest growing sub-regions in New Zealand, in both population and economic terms.

Otago has a range of areas of comparative advantage that it can build on. The University of Otago is NZ’s most research-intensive university and the key generator of the region’s high per capita patent applications. The University and other tertiary institutions are key to meeting the skills and innovation needs of various sectors in the regional economy.

                   

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Southland


SOUTHLAND

RUGGED COAST AND ROLLING PLAINS

 

Southland


SOUTHLAND

RUGGED COAST AND ROLLING PLAINS

 

Southland is New Zealand’s southernmost region and is also a district within that region. It consists mainly of the southwestern portion of the South Island and Stewart Island / Rakiura.

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The region covers over 3.1 million hectares and spans over 3,400 km of coast. Southland has a strong economy with an abundance of natural resources and is based on primary production and process industries such as dairying, meat processing and the world class Tiwai Aluminium Smelter. Unemployment here is tracking more favourably than the national economy.

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Taranaki


TARANAKI

NZ'S SECRET PARADISE

Taranaki


TARANAKI

NZ'S SECRET PARADISE

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Taranaki is situated on the west coast of the North Island, surrounding the volcanic peak. A notable feature of the Taranaki region is its reliance on the region’s natural and physical resources for its economic and social wellbeing.

The climate and soils of the region are suited to high producing pastures, which accounts for 57% (414,000 hectares) of the region.

Approximately 40% of the region (over 290,000 hectares) is in indigenous forest and shrubland – mostly within the Egmont National Park and areas of the inland hill country.

Approximately 20% of the region is within the public conservation estate and set aside for nature heritage conservation. Areas such as the Egmont National Park play a significant role in the region’s economy. However, farming and other land based activities continue to play a prominent role in employment.

Taranaki is of strategic importance to New Zealand – the Taranaki basin is currently New Zealand’s only hydrocarbon producing area. The Kapuni and offshore Maui fields make up the major part of New Zealand’s natural gas resources. Other smaller fields produce crude oil or gas or both gas and condensate.

Taranaki has been dubbed 'the Texas of New Zealand', oil and gas stream in from offshore rigs. The presence of oil and gas in the region has given rise to new industries involved in the processing, distribution, use and export of hydrocarbons.

Production stations or gas treatment plants are located at Oaonui, Kapuni, Waihapa, Rimu, Kaimiro and the McKee oil and gas fields. The Pohokura production station is presently under construction. A methanol plant is located at the Waitara Valley, a UF resin plant at Waitara, an ammonia-urea plant is located at Kapuni, and large gas-fired power stations at Stratford, New Plymouth, and Whareroa.

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Tauranga


TAURANGA

YOUR PLACE TO SHINE

Tauranga


TAURANGA

YOUR PLACE TO SHINE

Come and live where New Zealanders most want to live – Tauranga, in the sunny Bay of Plenty.  One of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destinations and a thriving port city, Tauranga is leading the country for economic growth, meaning there are plenty of career and business opportunities for people considering moving to New Zealand.  It was the country’s fastest growing regional economy in the year to March 2015 and topped the list in terms of job growth from 2013 to 2014, at a massive 13 per cent.  Over the past few years there has been a significant increase in entrepreneurial activity in Tauranga, putting it on the map as a place where innovation is happening and attracting other businesses.  In a country renowned for its natural beauty, it’s the quality of life that sets Tauranga apart.  It offers plenty of space, world class surfing beaches, bush clad mountains, affordable housing and great facilities – all minutes from the city centre.  It is well known for festivals and events, and the sunny climate means these activities can be enjoyed all year round.  Tauranga can be ‘your place to shine’, with a range of career opportunities and a way of life that is the envy of most other parts of the world.

 

MAGNET FOR INNOVATION

Over the last few years the Tauranga economy has undergone a significant transformation, with an increase in businesses moving to the area, a rise in new start-up companies and strong job growth, resulting in the diversification of key employment sectors.  It is increasingly becoming a hub for entrepreneurs and innovative companies, underpinned by investment in research and development.  A new university tertiary and research campus is planned for Tauranga’s city centre and we’re already a major centre for marine-based research for pharmaceutical and agrichemical innovation.  Tauranga also has strengths in areas such as specialised manufacturing, primary sector automation technology, natural health products, boat building, IT and high-end food manufacturers.  The establishment of a new government-supported technology incubator in Tauranga is accelerating the growth of innovation, which is supported local angel investors – Tauranga’s Enterprise Angels is the largest angel investment organisation in New Zealand.

 

PORT OF TAURANGA

One of the largest drivers of business relocations and job creation is proximity to the Port of Tauranga – the largest export port in New Zealand and among the 10 most efficient ports in the world.  The port has a $350 million capital development programme underway which includes deepening the harbour to allow the next generation of container ships to be accommodated.  Tauranga is located within New Zealand’s ‘golden triangle’, bounded by Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, which is responsible for around 65 per cent of the country’s freight movements and a third of the country’s gross domestic product.  Strong growth is projected in this area over the next 20 years, when it will comprise over half of New Zealand’s total economic activity and 53 per cent of its population. 

 

COLLABORATION

The great lifestyle has seen the population of Tauranga double over the last 20 years.   This strong growth is reflected in the vibrancy of the area, including a strong climate of goodwill and support, particularly within the business community.  There are lots of people here who are passionate about contributing to the growth of the area and are keen to collaborate to ensure Tauranga remains a fantastic place from which to work and do business.  These relationships are future proofing the area for ongoing growth and development, meaning we are increasingly becoming the location of choice for business relocation in New Zealand.

 

EDUCATION

The quality of New Zealand’s education system is world renowned.  With Tauranga one of the most sought after places to live, the city attracts teachers of a very high calibre and has excellent educational facilities.  There are many choices when it comes to how primary and secondary school education is delivered, ranging from state funded co-educational schools and single sex schools, as well as private education providers.  Tertiary education facilities include a university, a polytechnic and a broad range of private training institutions providing practical, skills-based courses.

 

COWORKING

Ignition was established in 2012 as Tauranga’s first coworking space, specifically designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.  The initiative supports early stage entrepreneurs and promotes commercialisation by providing office infrastructure to those that are self-employed, freelance or from out of town in an environment that encourages networking, collaboration and innovation.  In addition to enabling further growth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, Ignition provides a landing pad for new businesses to the city.

 

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on Tauranga contact Priority One at www.wishyouwereworkinghere.co.nz, or email info@priorityone.co.nz

                   

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Wellington


WELLINGTON

NZ'S CREATIVE CAPITAL

 

Wellington


WELLINGTON

NZ'S CREATIVE CAPITAL

 

In 2011, Lonely Planet dubbed Wellington the “coolest little capital in the world”. Located at the south western tip of the North Island, it is New Zealand’s capital and third-largest city. The Wellington region is made up of interlinked but distinct areas: Wellington, which plays host to the CBD and about half the population; the heavily Maori and Pacific Islander areas of Porirua; and the largely suburban commuter towns of Lower and Upper Hutt.


As is often the case with capital cities, the government is the main driver of Wellington’s economy, a situation that’s been exacerbated by many of its businesses relocating to Auckland in recent decades.

Thriving social scene

Like the residents of capital cities the world over, Wellingtonians are blessed with a disproportionate number of museums and galleries. There are also plenty of boutiques and theatres as well as a thriving café culture and bar scene. While Wellington looks spectacular thanks to its majestic harbour and craggy shores, be warned that the world’s southernmost capital city is infamous for its chilly, gale-force winds.

 

 

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West Coast


WEST COAST

WILD COASTLINE & RICH WILDERNESS

West Coast


WEST COAST

WILD COASTLINE & RICH WILDERNESS

The West Coast region has resourceful people, a rich history, a spectacular natural environment, and abundant resources. The same factors that have shaped its history and its people are what make the West Coast a challenging place to live and work.

The Tai Poutini or West Coast region covers 23,000 square kilometres, or 8.5 percent of New Zealand’s land area. It is the longest region in New Zealand, spanning more than 600 kilometres from Kahurangi Point in the north to Awarua Point in the south. It sits between the Southern Alps and Tasman Sea and is less than 70 kilometres wide at its widest point. Around 85 percent of the land is part of the conservation estate.

The geographic boundaries of the West Coast region include the Buller, Grey and Westland Local Authorities or districts. The region is New Zealand’s least populated, accounting for 0.7 percent of the population. Grey is the largest district in the region with a population of around 13,650, followed by Buller (10,350) and Westland (8,720).

The overall picture of the West Coast’s economy is one that is at the lower end of commodity cycles and in the process of structural change. The region’s gross domestic product (GDP) and employment is heavily concentrated in just a few sectors, with minerals, dairy, construction and tourism making up over 50 percent of the value of output and 40 percent of jobs.

The region has performed well over the long-term on the back of these sectors and experienced relatively high growth over 2000–2012, even post the global financial crisis. However, the reliance on a few sectors makes the economy vulnerable to economic shocks, which it has experienced over the last 3 years through the significant impact of lower international coal, gold and dairy prices. This has resulted in lower rates of GDP and employment growth, with flow through effects on the population.

Significant growth in tourism has helped to mitigate against challenging economic conditions. The region is an internationally known eco-tourism destination, with extensive areas under conservation protection which support a range of accommodation and tourism operators.

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In 2015, tourism accounted for over 2,000 jobs –12 percent of the region’s jobs. The sector’s GDP grew by 2.2 percent annually over the last 5 years. Visitor expenditure grew by 3.1percent per year over the last 5 years, reaching $417 million in the year to May 2016. Over the last 2 years, visitor expenditure grew by 7.2 percent per year. Guest nights in the region grew at 8.8 percent per year, the second fastest rate of growth in the country.

The region in partnership with the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment recently launched the Tai Poutini West Coast Growth Study in September 2016. The Regional Growth Programme is supporting the region to build resilience and diversify its economy. The study explores opportunities to achieve growth in investment, incomes and employment in the region. It outlines the potential to strengthen infrastructure and diversify the economy of the West Coast region, while also identifying constraints to growth and recommending how these can be addressed.

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Waikato


WAIKATO

YOUR PLACE TO GROW

 

Waikato


WAIKATO

YOUR PLACE TO GROW

 

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The Waikato region is important to the national economy because of its scale and location and its contribution to national export sectors and infrastructure.

Waikato is the fourth-largest regional economy in New Zealand. It accounts for approximately 10 per cent of land area and population and 8.5 per cent of gross domestic product.

Several sectors are part of national value chains, such as food, forestry and wood product manufacturing, manufacturing and services. The region is an important centre of primary production.

Waikato’s central location between the Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu-Whanganui and Taranaki regions makes it a nationally significant corridor for infrastructure such as road and rail transport, electricity and natural gas, telecommunications and data.

Waikato is the most important minerals producing region in New Zealand. Within the region there are important mineral exploration and development operations including coal, aggregates, and gold, sand and limestone.

Hamilton is the region’s “central business district” with concentrations of employment, research, tertiary education and manufacturing. Its industry strengths are inextricably linked to the primary production of the surrounding region, on which it also relies for labour and materials.