Visit Whanganui Newsletter August 2015

WHANGANUI DOUBLES NZ TOURISM GUEST NIGHT GROWTH  Commercial accommodation statistics were released by the Department of Statistics last week and for the year ending June 2015 Whanganui has doubled the total NZ growth for guest nights. Total NZ guest nights increased by 5.3% for the year ending June 2015 and the Whanganui district recorded a growth rate of 10.3% for …

Newsletter July 2015

  Business Whanganui Newsletter July, 2015    Welcome to the July edition of our monthly newsletter. The Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment released the Manawatu-Whanganui growth study on 31 July 2015 please see the detailed report and potential benefits to our region here… Please view our traffic light system for a snapshot of the current economy. In spite of recent weather events we have still seen …

Manawatū-Whanganui Growth Study

The Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Growth Study is an independent report commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), in conjunction with the region. The Study was released in July 2015. It is one of a series of regional growth studies. Read more about it here.  

12 Months Of Increasing Guest Nights In Whanganui

Whanganui has just recorded 13 months of consecutive increases in commercial guest nights for the year ending April 2015. Total guest nights increased by 11.1% for the year ending April 2015.  The average length of stay in Whanganui increased to 1.75 nights and occupancy figures continue to increase as well for the same period.  The majority of these visitors are …

Whanganui Museum

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 …

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 …