|Welcome to the February 2017 edition of our newsletter. This month we focus on the results we received from Infometrics on our economy, these results are in line with what we have been reporting on a monthly basis and shows sustained positive growth. We would also like your feedback on the Whanganui District Council Business Friendly Policy.
Your Business Friendly Council
The Whanganui District Council has been developing a draft Business Friendly Policy and would love all local businesses to have a look through to see if we have missed anything that can help assist you when interacting with the Council.
Thanks to the businesses which participated in the process last year. We have made your changes as requested and now welcome further feedback on the draft policy.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the right practices are in place for Council services to be delivered in a business friendly way.
Have a read through the draft policy and give your feedback and advice to help your Council with the way we do business.
Please access the full policy below
Business Friendly Policy
Please let us have your feedback below
Good growth continued through 2016
This month we focus on the year that has passed please take a look at the latest editions of the Infometrics reports
which paint a positive picture of the year that has passed. GDP growth was up at a healthy level, housing affordability was favorable so too was the improvement in earnings growth which has caught up to the New Zealand Mean earnings growth over the past 3 years download the summary and full reports below:
District Summary 2016
When you read theses reports please do not confuse the fact that Health and other services feature as the main growth industry (this is a comparison over the last 10 years) and is reflection of the need for Healthcare and Social assistance even when economic conditions are unfavourable too.
Also we have requested that Infometrics alter the spelling to reflect the “h” in Whanganui they have explained that as all of their reports are automated they could potentially lose historic data or risk corrupting the historic data so have apologised for not changing the spelling.