Disaster Proof your business

As Kiwis, we like to think we’re a resilient bunch, thriving in a world of uncertainty, but can the same be said for our workplaces? Businesses can be affected by different levels of disaster, from localised short term disasters, to extended periods of disruption, to the permanent loss of a building. Resilient Organisations (www.resorgs.org.nz) has some great tips to help …

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.  

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 …

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 …