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Investing in Gisborne

Mayor Meng Foon

We're business ready and business friendly. 
In the past decade we've planned our region to be the best planned region in the world. We have complimented our planning with millions of dollars of core infrastructure to get you going. We've built a new wastewater treatment plant for the city.

We have all the modes of transport to support you.  We're only an hour away from Wellington and Auckland by plane.

We've dedicated and experienced staff willing to assist you.  As an example, we had a very complicated resource consent for a wood processing plant.  Staff worked hard to grant the consent in record time for New Zealand.  

I have an open door policy for you to come and talk to me about your dreams and aspirations.  Come and do business in Gisborne/Eastcoast - it's the best decision you'll make and what a great place play to live and play for your partner and family.

Mayor Meng Foon


Why Gisborne for business investment?

The Gisborne region has a favourable environment for industry with a stable labour force combined with high tech skills in food processing and manufacturing.

Gisborne also has a mild climate and fertile soils.

Our infrastructure, utilities and services

Our region has been developing the infrastructure to match the growth.

Efficient, frequent transport services link Gisborne with Auckland and Wellington.

Port Gisborne can handle vessels of up to 190m in length and a draught of up to 10.5m. The export wharf has a modern fleet of cargo-handling equipment, a bulk handling installation and cold storage facilities.

For manufacturing and food processing, we provide an efficient, reliable supply of quality water.

Gisborne is well served with a high-capacity network of electric power lines and sub-stations covering the entire region.

Gisborne city including the industrial area is reticulated with natural gas.

Real estate prices present good opportunities. Commercial and industrial space is available at extremely moderate rates compared with those in other areas.  We have a very capable local building industry.

How we can help

Activate Tairawhiti  has been established to focus on economic development in our region. Our region offers opportunities across the whole spectrum of forestry, agriculture, viticulture, horticulture, fishing, manufacturing, food processing, tourism, real estate and commercial enterprises.

Tairawhiti Navigations is a project which aims to further develop sustainable tourism business opportunities around the first arrival of Maori and later of Captain Cook and the meeting of 2 cultures.

Business links

For a list of local and national business websites

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