Matt and Tammy Newton moved to Hokitika with their family three years ago to start a tourism business. Since COVID, they have diversified and now offer a wider range of services including agricultural spraying and top dressing, hunting, hiking, kayaking trips, DOC work, lifting work and charter flights.
"We are grateful that DWC was able to help finance this venture allowing us to diversify into a wider range of work during there turbulent times."
Business support stories
Local brewer expands capacity with support from DWC
Woodstock Brewing Co. underwent a significant expansion of its operations in December, thanks to the assistance of a loan from DWC.Learn more
Glacier Country Business Support Fund
Faced with the COVID-19 travel restrictions, Glacier Country found itself amongst the hardest hit areas in New Zealand. With businesses in the area struggling for survival and cash flow becoming an urgent necessity, DWC established the Glacier Country Business Support Fund (GCBSF) in March 2021Learn more
Old West Coast school converted into luxury apartments
The old school in Reefton has been converted into fully furnished luxury apartments to help address the accommodation shortage.Learn more