Our team is dedicated to helping you succeed

Based on your specific needs, we can connect you with the right resources, people, training and funding to help move your business forward

Become a part of the Regional Business Partners network

  1. Register your business online
  2. Talk with one of our growth advisors
  3. Set your key goals and action plan

This might include

  • Specific support and guidance to help your business
  • Connecting you with key organisations
  • Support through Business Mentors NZ
  • Trade and Export support through NZ Trade and Enterprise
  • Research and Development support through Callaghan Innovation
  • Co-funding for specific advice and training to benefit your business

Any business can get a NZBN, including sole traders, and it’s free.

Who is eligible?

Any New Zealand business is welcome to join the network. The only criteria is that you will need a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN).


The RBP network connects with Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Business Mentors New Zealand to provide services, tools, and connections to training and development to support the growth of businesses in our region.


If you identify as a Māori business, we can connect you with specific support, organisations and training and development programmes designed to establish, support and grow Māori businesses and the economy.


This free service is delivered in partnership with CEDA, Business Mentors New Zealand, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation.

Whanganui is business-friendly

If your business wants to expand or establish in Whanganui, the Whanganui & Partners facilitated Business Friendly Group can help.


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.


Get help to grow your business

With support for existing business, a desire to attract new business and a drive to excel in all we do - Whanganui is a place where potential is limitless.

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.

Get help to grow your business

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