What's happening in the Mighty Manawatu?

Vision Manawatu is dedicated to the growth of the entire region and supporting the region as a whole.

This means we take the lead when it comes to leading key strategic initiatives and coordinating events. You would be surprised at the range of our involvement, sometimes behind the scenes.

So check out what's been happening and what's coming up!


Event Spotlight!

We're proud to support...

Business Mentors New Zealand

Businesses require a variety of skills and information at different stages and this is where a Mentor can greatly assist.

Vision Manawatu is the regional coordinator for BMNZ, a mentoring programme that offers expertise in all areas of business including the Non-Profit sector and Start-up businesses.


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Manawatu Chamber of Commerce

Any business community needs a strong voice to speak on their behalf and this is what the Chamber offers in the Manawatu.

Vision Manawatu has enjoys a strong working relationship with the Chamber in working together for the benefit of local businesses.

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Westpac Manawatu Business Awards

There's no doubting we are an enterprising bunch.

Our region is packed with creative, innovative businesses and individuals whose imagination and determination to succeed make Manawatu the fantastic region that it is. The Westpac Manawatu Business Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of our region's outstanding business people.

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Food HQ

FoodHQ is New Zealand's international centre for collaborative food research. We generate value for the global food industry through innovation across the value chain. The FoodHQ super campus being developed in Palmerston North will give current and future global customers one-door access to the very best in New Zealand food innovation. The collaborative approach creates a faster, easier way for food companies to work with the FoodHQ family.

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Defence Hub

Vision Manawatu provides staff and administrative support to the Manawatu Defence Hub.

Defence is a key sector for our region and will become even more so in future.

The Defence Hub provides businesses that wish to engage with defence forces a membership based organisation to provide assistance.

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Student City

The Student City Awards recognise Palmerston North's most vibrant, talented and dedicated students.

The awards celebrate student success and involvement in clubs, societies, student events and the arts, be it theatre, dance, music or visual.

The awards ceremony acknowledges students for their artistic and cultural contributions to student life in Palmerston North.

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