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Whanganui Regional Museum – Qualmark Recognition

Whanganui Regional Museum – a magnet for visitors and locals alike – has earned Qualmark recognition for best practice in the tourism sector. This year the Museum scored a rare 100 per cent for the Qualmark independent assessment of its service, facilities, safety and operating systems.  It also boasts two Qualmark Enviro Gold awards for environmental leadership after being evaluated …

UFB Rollout Lures Business

Whanganui celebrated the completion of its urban ultrafast broadband rollout last month and is only the second city in New Zealand to be able to offer all businesses and residents access to the game-changing technology. The district council was able to convince government to give it priority in the national fibre rollout because it’s serious about providing the conditions to …

Open Country Dairy – Milk Processor Scales Up Plant

Milk powder shipments leaving Wanganui by rail are set to double in a few months as Open Country Dairy commissions a second spray dryer at its Imlay plant in time for the start of the new dairy season. Open Country, New Zealand’s second largest dairy processor, draws on quality milk from dairy farms in the Wanganui, Manawatu and Taranaki districts. …

Pacific Helemets – Meeting Global Demands

Flexible processes and innovative design help keep Whanganui-based Pacific Helmets at the forefront of global safety helmet design and manufacture with exports to more than 80 countries. But founder and managing director David Bennett also credits much of the company’s success to the ease of doing business in Whanganui, its collaborative networks and skilled, long serving staff. Pacific Helmets grew …

AXIAM – Global Player Enjoys Serendipitous Base

Whanganui high tech plastic and metal component manufacturer AXIAM sees itself as a global player that has serendipitously found itself in “a very good space” to build and adapt its business to meet the highest international standards. Managing director John Oskam says AXIAM aligns itself with other leading manufacturers, locally, nationally and internationally. It supplies Whanganui’s own globally successful Pacific …

Business Whanganui Newsletter April, 2015

Welcome to the April edition of our monthly newsletter. Thank you for all of the great feedback its always appreciated. Please see our traffic light system for easy reading. The local economy is still keeping track with the national economy. House sales have remained relatively steady to flat with building consents  showing moderate growth in numbers but values are on a downward trend and new car sales have recovered in March. Electronic …

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Business Whanganui Newsletter March, 2015

Welcome to the March edition of our monthly newsletter. Please see our traffic light system for easy reading. The local economy is still keeping track with the national economy. House sales have remained relatively steady to flat with building consents  showing moderate growth and new car sales slightly down in February. The apparel industries have been under pressure both nationally and locally. The fuel and apppliance industries were …