Start Or Grow Your Business
in Taitokerau Northland
Taitokerau Northland boasts some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most valuable natural assets – a sub-tropical climate, fertile land and a coastline that is among the world’s most beautiful. It’s often these assets and the innovativeness of our people that sparks the idea for starting or growing a business (pakihi) here.
Here at Northland Inc, our role is to support the growth of a thriving economy. We do this by supporting our businesses to grow and promoting all that Taitokerau Northland can offer to those interested in investing here.
HOW TO WORK WITH US
- To book your free Discovery Session with a Growth Advisor, all businesses need to be registered with the Regional Business Partnership Network (RBP).
- To complete your registration, you will need a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN).
- Once you have that number, complete the registration process on the Regional Business Partnership (RBP) Network and they will allocate your business to our team. We'll be in touch to book your session.
WORKSHOPS & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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Get BUSINESS Support
To achieve your goals
Whatever sector, size or stage your pakihi is at, we have a team of Growth Advisors who are ready to tautoko you in your next step.
Our Growth Advisors regularly travel around the rohe to meet business owners and kōrero about their needs and the tools that are available to support them. We customise the approach to ensure you have access to the knowledge, networks, training, funding or mentoring to suit your business.
Find out how we can help you:
Business Growth Team
Meet your local advisors
Being raised in Taitokerau Northland has meant it is home for me. Despite traveling, living, and working elsewhere across New Zealand and abroad, it always draws me back. Find out more
Having grown up in the Hokianga I have a strong connection and passion for Northland. Find out more
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I’m relatively new to Northland having moved here a couple of years ago so it’s great getting to know all the wonderful businesses across the region. Find out more
INNOVATION CENTRES, EVENTS & CO-WORKING SPACES
Taitokerau Northland has a range of modern spaces and venues available where you can hire desk space, lab space and meeting rooms to support your business. The two centres managed by the Northland Inc team are the Mahinga Innovation Centre at Ngawha and the Orchard Business and Event Hub in Whangārei.
Taitokerau Northland is quickly developing a global reputation as a highly desirable place to invest, with unique competitive advantages across a range of industries and significant untapped productive potential.
Our sights are firmly set on maximising the economic potential of all productive industries in the region. Get in touch to find out how we can help you invest here or find investors for your growing business.
Although underpinned by primary production and manufacturing, Taitokerau Northland's economy is diverse. High-performing sectors include pastoral farming and processing, horticulture, tourism, and marine manufacturing.
Find out how our sectors fare in the current economic landscape and gain access to a wide range of online resources to gain more insights into how they work.
IN THE NEWS
The Pick business ideas competition returns in 2024
The Pick, a Taitokerau Northland business ideas competition, will return in 2024 to support the growth of the region’s startup community. Founded by Northland Inc in 2017, The Pick encourages… Read more
Whāriki Te Tai Tokerau and Northland Inc. Solidify Commitment with Waka Hourua Agreement
On a day marked by camaraderie, laughter and a collective commitment to advancing Māori business in Te Tai Tokerau, Whāriki Te Tai Tokerau and Northland Inc. signed the Waka Hourua Agreement. Read more
All-electric seagliders to link Whangārei with Auckland
Ocean Flyer, the NZ company committed to operating all-electric seagliders to connect regional centres around the country, will mark the signing of Memoranda of Understanding with Northport and Northland regional economic development agency Northland Inc Read more
Mahinga Innovation Centre Officially Opens in Ngawha
The Mahinga Innovation Centre, located within the Ngawha Innovation and Enterprise Park in Kaikohe, has officially opened with a Puanga Celebration on Tuesday 13 June. Read more
Applications Open for Cyclone Gabrielle Business Recovery Grants
Taitokerau Northland businesses can now apply for a business recovery grant of up to $40,000 to support their recovery following Cyclone Gabrielle. Funding is administered by the region’s Economic… Read more
Food Hui Brings Together Northland Food and Beverage Community
Over 100 of Taitokerau Northland’s growers, producers and hospitality businesses came together for the Food & Beverage Industry Hui at Russell’s The Duke of Marlborough this month. The hui, led by… Read more
Northland Inc and Te Hiringa Trust Collaborate for Regional Business Partnerships
Northland Inc in partnership with Te Hiringa Trust has been successful in winning the tender for the delivery of the Regional Business Partner Network across Taitokerau Northland. The Regional… Read more
The pick business ideas competition announces 2022 winners!
Northland Inc’s Te Tai Tokerau business ideas competition, The Pick, announced its 2022 winners at the finale pitch event on Wednesday night (4 May, 2022). The event, held at Whangārei’s OneOneSix… Read more
The Pick business ideas competition returns in 2022
Northland Inc’s Te Tai Tokerau business ideas competition, The Pick, returns in 2022 following a two-year hiatus. Read more
Business Growth Accelerator Programme continues with Northland Inc
Northland Inc, the region’s Economic Development Agency, led a business start-up event earlier this month at The Orchard business and event hub in Whangārei. Read more
Award-winning cheesemaker shares recipe for success
The reputation of Whangārei’s Grinning Gecko Cheese Company continues to soar after picking up a massive 11 medals at this year’s New Zealand Cheese Competition. This adds to its highly impressive… Read more
Developers Institute aiming to break the tech mould
Developers Institute, an innovative school for software developers, is ready to break the mould of the tech world nationally. Based at The Orchard – Northland Inc’s collaborative business and event… Read more