Our Key Partners

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Electra owns and operates the electricity lines and assets in Horowhenua and Kāpiti. Electra has been a key partner with Horowhenua District Council, providing funding for a number of initiatives, such as the Electra Business After 5’s.

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Horowhenua New Zealand Trust was established in 2018 to improve the wellbeing of the people of Horowhenua. It has six key areas of focus:

  • Reducing barriers to skills and education 
  • Supporting jobs and vocational pathways 
  • Promoting housing opportunities
  • Creating shared places that connect people 
  • Improving access to transport networks and digital connections 
  • Supporting enterprise and asset growth.  

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Massey University

Massey University has a distinctive reputation established through academic leadership, research excellence and innovative teaching.For more than 80 years, Massey University has helped shape the lives and communities of people in New Zealand and around the world. Its forward-thinking spirit, research-led teaching, and cutting-edge discoveries make Massey New Zealand’s defining university.

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Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the government’s lead business-facing agency. Their purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.

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Horizons Regional Council

The Horizons Region extends from Tararua in the east to Whanganui in the west, down to Horowhenua and up to Ruapehu. It’s a landscape as vast and varied as the over 220,000 people who call it home. Horizons Regional Council are working in partnership with Horowhenua District Council on a number of projects addressing air, water and land quality among others.

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Accelerate 25

Led by Horizons Regional Council, and in partnership with a number of businesses, central government agencies, iwi , and local government; Accelerate 25 is a bold programme aimed at boosting opportunities for a prosperous, strong and vibrant Manawatū-Whanganui region.

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Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the public service department of New Zealand charged with advising the government on social policy, and providing social services. MSD works closely with other public service departments and agencies, non-government organisations, advisory and industry groups, and communities and iwi. MSD delivers its programmes and services through a number of business groups and agencies.  

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Te Pae Tawhiti

Te Pae Tawhiti is a strategy for Māori economic development across the Manawatū-Whanganui region, inclusive of Ngā Rauru Kītahi (Southern Taranaki), Rangitīkei (Rangitīkei-Marton), Horowhenua (Levin-Ōtaki) and Tamaki-Nui-A-Rua (Dannevirke regions). Te Pae Tawhiti recognises the distinctiveness of our region and incorporates the ideas, priorities and aspirations of our people. In that respect Te Pae Tawhiti reflects the vision of iwi, hapū and whānau for a future where economic growth can be realised as a conduit to the sustainability and wellbeing of whānau, lands, waterways, marae, language and future generations.  

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Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK)

Te Puni Kōkiri works within government and communities, to support Māori collective success at home and globally. They lead Māori Public Policy and advise on policy affecting Māori wellbeing. As the principle advisor on Government-Māori relationships, they monitor policy and legislation, and provide central and local government with high quality policy advice. 

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Ministry for Primary Industries

MPI helps to maximise export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.   

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Horowhenua Learning Centre (HLC)

HLC has an established reputation, and is one of the largest training providers on the Horowhenua-Kāpiti Coast offering full time, part time and short courses to the community.A place of learning providing quality education, training and employment outcomes for the community.

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UCOL is a high-performing Institute of Technology and Polytechnic offering over 100 programmes across four campuses in the North Island.  UCOL offers a number of courses to students in the Horowhenua, at a building and construction training campus in Levin and through a strong partnership with HLC.