Life on the Coast, hard to beat

The Coast for the family.

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 profitable 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.

Studying here

Escape the ordinary and come live and learn on the West Coast.

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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.

The acute awareness of being future-focused is matched with the appreciation of the region’s rich history. Living and working on the West Coast, it is difficult to ignore the stories of the founding fathers - true pioneers and trail blazers. The resilient nature of Coasters transcends the generations, making for a community of hard workers. And they are a friendly bunch, just pop into one of the region’s many cafes for a coffee and a yarn, and it won’t be too long before you’ll feel at home.

“Business opportunities are aplenty here. In addition to the new industries digital technologies are enabling, the region has thriving sectors in manufacturing and agribusiness, and so much more,” says Development West Coast (DWC) chief executive Heath Milne.

Business support

DWC offers a wide range of business services and support to help grow businesses from all sectors, all sizes and at all stages of development

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