The vision of Whanganui And Partners is that Whanganui is at the leading edge of innovation and creativity, bringing wealth and richness to the community.

Who are Whanganui and Partners?

Whanganui and Partners is tasked by Whanganui District Council to oversee its economic development activity. 

One method to achieve successful economic development outcomes is to form partnerships with the community focusing on growth and prosperity.  The Council, local iwi and partner industries are represented on Whanganui and Partners.

What Do We Do?

We provide the link between the Whanganui District Council and the community. 

By forming partnerships with sectors of the community who play an active role in encouraging and facilitating growth and who play a key role in promoting a positive reputation, we  will collaboratively deliver Whanganui’s strategic direction.

I was blown away that Whanganui & partners was a single point of contact for everything I needed to set up my business in Whanganui. I haven’t experienced anything like this anywhere else.Sammy Singh


The common goal is to transform Whanganui into a vibrant and economically prosperous district.  The benefits of these partnerships are the sharing of knowledge, expertise and funds to enhance our wellbeing and interests.



We will make Whanganui a preferred visitor destination in New Zealand.

This group comprises tourism representatives, and its role is to interpret the Whanganui Visitor Strategy and oversee the delivery of promotional and marketing activities.  The group is also the Whanganui Regional Tourism Organisation and is supported in that regard by resourcing from the Council’s economic development activity.

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Your dedicated team focusing on enhancing the Economic Development of Whanganui.

Support – We will focus on facilitating growth in our district’s core industries as a primary means to grow jobs and incomes in Whanganui.

Attract – We will develop proposals to attract new business, talent, and investment to Whanganui.

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Ensuring that Whanganui maintains and builds on its reputation as a ‘Smart 21’ city.

Ensure we are globally connected

Innovate – Support innovation through networks, access to capital and we are known as “powered by creative smarts”.

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Education Whanganui.

The purpose of Education Whanganui is to ensure growth, delivery and development of education to create economic benefit for the Whanganui community and to ensure active working partnerships between the council and the education sector – acting as a catalyst for unity through Whanganui and Partners.

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Whanganui Alumni

For people with a connection to Whanganui that may be interested in helping, investing, hearing news of, or genrally supportive of Whanganui.

If you are interested in being part of this group, receiving our newsletters, or wish to know more, please contact us by clicking below.

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Whanganui has everything you need for a great lifestyle. It represents the best of New Zealand, with everything you could possibly need for a good life. You have great schools, exciting urban architecture, funky cafés, top community amenities, and it’s close to other towns and cities in the central North Island. There are many beautiful views, terrific, reasonably priced homes and all within a short ride from the centre. You can have a great life without traffic worries and other hassles of larger cities . . .

Whanganui District Council
Smart 21 Intelligent Communities
New Zealand Innovators Awrds 2014