Investment and Infrastructure

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Northport, Whangarei

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Timing has never been better to invest in Northland, with an absolute dedication from the Northland Regional Council to harness the potential of this beautiful region and deliver prosperity to all that choose to call Northland home.

Northland is a region with a very bright future. At the northern most tip of New Zealand the location represents some natural assets, with a temperate climate, generous rainfall and surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful coastline, its residents enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle.

Traditionally, the leading economic industries have been based around agriculture and dairy, forestry, horticulture and tourism. There is huge untapped potential to further strengthen these areas in addition to other industries such as aquaculture, building, manufacturing, energy, education, digital, mining, marine, health and Maori development.


Sights are set firmly on maximizing the economic potential of all productive industries in the region and Northland extends a warm welcome to individual and company investment with a lot on offer.

New Zealand consistently ranks highly in the world for ease of doing business and is currently first in the world for protecting minority investors and lack of corruption. Northland combines the best of New Zealand’s support for capital development and investment with the best of a naturally more laid back lifestyle that encourages a great work / life balance.

Some of the key attractions of the region are:

  • Developed infrastructure (utilities, rail, roads, port facility, etc.) to ensure transport to and from International airports and ports
  • Dedicated government financial and logistic support for the recruitment and training of staff
  • Whangarei City, a ‘service and support centre’ to a range of sectors and industry
  • An unmatched lifestyle proposition for staff locating to Northland
  • Excellent port facilities with considerable land for storage and the potential for expansion
  • Purpose zoned/consented land available (including land for development next to the port
  • In region skills based training for a range of key sectors

Timing has never been better to invest in Northland, with an absolute dedication from the Northland Regional Council to harness the potential of this beautiful region and deliver prosperity to all that choose to call Northland home.

Prospectus download:

Northland Regional Investment Prospectus

​Northland’s growing economy is founded on the region’s abundant natural resources, with primary industries and tourism being the major contributors to revenue.


Useful links:

Northern Region Economic Profile – A dynamic web-based economic profile of Northland covering a wide range of economic information on the economy (GDP, exports and industrial diversity), employment, productivity, businesses, skills, etc. 

Northland Economic Quarterly Newsletter – provides relevant, up to date information to the Northland business community.