News

Keep up to date with the latest business news for the West Coast of New Zealand.

Feb. 21, 2024

DWC Roadshow and Networking Events

Get ready for the DWC Roadshow, coming to a location near you.  From Karamea to Franz Josef, this Roadshow is designed to inform you about DWC’s range of services and activities

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Feb. 21, 2024

Bumper January for the Coast

Visitor spending on the West Coast in January was 10.3% higher than in January 2023, outperforming the national rate of 6.8%.

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Feb. 21, 2024

Free Community Governance Workshops

Development West Coast is bringing community governance training to the West Coast.

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Feb. 21, 2024

West Coast Mayors, Chairs and Iwi ministerial briefing to new government

Regional leaders from West Coast Councils, Iwi and Development West Coast have prepared a ministerial briefing document for the new government outlining several key areas to support the West Coast’s future economic growth.

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Feb. 20, 2024

West Coast innovation

An internship with Greymouth business Quality Machining has provided DWC scholarship recipient Clark Fountain first-hand experience of West Coast ingenuity.

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Feb. 20, 2024

Paparoa predator control partnership attracts funding to preserve natural biodiversity

An effort to preserve native wildlife and habitats on the West Coast has received a significant boost through a collaboration between the Motukiekie Wilderness Trust, Paparoa Wildlife Trust and the Rainy Creek Ecological Restoration Trust.

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Feb. 6, 2024

Pounamu Pathway - The Museum of Kawatiri is now open

The Coaltown Museum in Westport has undergone a remarkable transformation, emerging as The Museum of Kawatiri, the second experience centre to open along the Pounamu Pathway.

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Jan. 16, 2024

West Coast Business Gets Rare Aussie Visitor

Dion Arnold, the owner of White Heron Sanctuary Tours in Whataroa, recently had a delightful surprise during one of his tours when a rare Pacific Heron made an unexpected appearance.

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Dec. 23, 2023

2023 wrap-up

As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves reflecting on the past 12 months. It's been a year of growth, challenge, and achievement for the West Coast.

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Dec. 11, 2023

West Coast dominates top experiences on visitor app

In a year-end report unveiled by the Roady App, the West Coast emerges as a standout destination, securing top ratings and attracting a significant number of visitors.

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Dec. 8, 2023

Pounamu Pathway set to revitalise the West Coast economy

Get ready for an immersive experience like no other on the West Coast, as the Pounamu Pathway opens its doors to the public in December 2023. The opening of the Pounamu Pathway – a world-class cultural experience that transcends boundaries – sets the stage for a dynamic economic boost for the West Coast.

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Dec. 7, 2023

West Coast successfully engages with Auckland travel agents

Development West Coast’s (DWC) Tourism Team, alongside representatives from six West Coast tourism operators, completed a successful sales trip to Auckland, connecting with eighty of the city's most influential inbound travel agents, and the team at Tourism New Zealand.

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