Wairoa – From the Mayor

Providing pragmatic business opportunities and genuine lifestyle choices……The Wairoa District is the place to be.


Craig-Little---MayorThe Wairoa district in northern Hawke’s Bay is the best kept secret with so much untapped potential to offer.  Being a predominantly rural community, it’s not surprising that Great Things Grow Here. We have high quality and fertile pasture and crop lands that produce high quality products from beef and lamb, high quality produce and our farmers have won national awards for their best practice and products.

Alongside our traditional primary industries sector, we have an emerging innovation industry attracting businesses like Rocket Lab and Starkraving productions. With a business-friendly council which has economic development as a key priority, supporting traditional industries and growing new and innovative industries demonstrates that the Wairoa district is open for business.  Our ‘green carpet’ facilitative approach to new businesses that demonstrate sustainability and environmental sensitivity means that businesses are offered high quality pre-application and consultation advice to ensure a very efficient consenting process.  This means that your business can be up-and-running that much faster.

With some of the country’s most competitive real estate and property prices, it’s not surprising that setting up business here can be done at a fraction of the cost of other parts of the country.

Work life balance and lifestyle choice abound in our district. With pristine outdoor environs like Lake Waikaremoana, Te Urewera, Māhia Peninsula, the many idyllic waterways including the Wairoa River, our geographic location has allowed us to take great pride in having quality opportunities to live, work and play.

We believe this balance between providing quality and pragmatic opportunities for business development whilst at the same time having a district that allows people an enviable lifestyle choice is one of the main reasons that Wairoa in northern Hawke’s Bay is the place to be, now and into the future.

Craig Little
Mayor, Wairoa District Council


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