Whangarei, New Zealand’s northern-most and warmest city enjoys a sub-tropical climate with warm summers and mild winters. The District has a total land area of 2,855 square kilometres and 270 kilometres of coastline. The total population is approximate 87,700.
Whangarei has a highly diverse economy with strengths in tourism, farming and processing, forestry, horticulture, manufacturing, marine engineering, international education and ICT.
Whangarei is just two hours north of New Zealand’s economic hub, Auckland, which provides easy access to the largest domestic market in New Zealand as well as the gateway to all international markets.
This proximity also allows easy leverage of Auckland’s infrastructure and services for your business - without the higher cost of doing business in this large city.
Whangarei has abundant affordable commercial land available for development near the city at Port Nikau and in the Marsden area.
Whangarei’s sub-tropical climate affords a longer growing season than anywhere else in New Zealand.
Whangarei Maori will actively consider all investment opportunities - they could be your ideal investment / business partner.
Key infrastructure includes:
Northport, the deep water commercial port facility at Marsden Point is the northernmost multi-purpose port in New Zealand, and the closest port to the majority of New Zealand's international markets.
New Zealand’s only oil refinery, Refining NZ is located at Marsden Point immediately adjacent to Northport and has the reputation as one of Asia Pacific's safest and most reliable refineries.
Ultra Fast Broadband
Ultra Fast broadband has been deployed across the Whangarei city allowing business and industry open access to the fibre optic network. Find out more at Northpower Fibre.
AN OUTSTANDING COUNTRY TO DO BUSINESS IN
New Zealand has outstanding international rankings:
- 1st easiest country in the world to do business
- 4th least corrupt
- 3rd for economic freedom
- 4th safest nation
- 4th on the Global Peace Index
TALK TO US
You are welcome to contact Pete Gleeson, Whangarei's economic development manager, to assist you in your enquiries.
Economic Development Manager
Whangarei District Council
Phone + 64 9 430 4200
Cell 027 4655273