The Business Friendly Group helps businesses by identifying all the processes a new venture needs to work through, and gathering the relevant Whanganui District Council experts together in one place to get things underway.

We've made you getting established our priority

When you get in touch with Whanganui & Partners, a Business Friendly Group facilitator will identify which council team members need to be involved in your project and will organise a meeting with the right people.


This meeting can include staff from Property, Infrastructure, Building Control, Regulatory, Planning and Communications teams – or whoever is relevant to your business’ needs.


You’ll have the people you need in the room and part of the conversation.


Once you have met with the Business Friendly Group, your Whanganui & Partners facilitator will keep in touch with you to make sure your project is progressing.


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About Whanganui & Partners

We work to promote Whanganui as a destination to live, visit, work, study and invest.

Our activities also include supporting new and existing businesses, bringing events to Whanganui and providing the latest economic data, analysis and commentary on the Whanganui district.

Our Partners

Our relationships form an intrinsic part of our culture and how we work as an organisation. Along with our partners, we help with the facilitation of guidance or expertise. We lead in consultation with a range of partners and stakeholders and work with them to realise the full potential of Whanganui.

Our partnerships lead to better outcomes for our businesses and community.

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