LIFE ON THE COAST, HARD TO BEAT
The West Coast is an amazing place to visit, and it's an even better place to live, work and do business. Come join us and have an untamed natural wilderness for a backyard!
Imagine a life where you can escape the concrete jungle and have time to spend with your family doing what you love. The West Coast provides the perfect work-life balance, with exciting job opportunities, vibrant communities and an untamed natural wilderness on your doorstep.
The Coast is the perfect place to bring up children. They’ll grow up surrounded by grass rather than asphalt, and the sound of birds instead of traffic.
And education is a key focus on the Coast. Good high schools in Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika provide the region’s young adults with stepping stones to a succesful working life, and the Greymouth-based Tai Poutini Polytechnic offers a wide range of technical study options.
Study on the West Coast and experience the relaxed lifestyle we’re known for.
The Kiwi dream is alive and well on the West Coast. Affordable housing, exciting business opportunities, and an unmatched work-life balance ensure the Coast is the place to be!
THE COAST WELCOMES BUSINESSES
The West Coast business community has always been pioneering, leveraging the latest technologies to open up new opportunities, whether that was during the gold rush of the 1800s or the present world of immersive digital technologies. Today West Coast businesses are busy leveraging digital technologies to be competitive in international markets.
HERITAGE & CULTURE
A land of many generations of New Zealanders, rich in history and heritage. Known as Te Tai Poutini - Tai meaning Coast and Poutini, the guardian of the West Coast, protecting both the people and the spiritual essence of pounamu, greenstone.
West Coast stories
From Wellington to West Coast for award-winning musician and massage therapist
Daimon Schwalger and Prue Holms-Schwalger moved to the West Coast where they have set up an audio and video business and massage therapy business.Learn more