The Manawatu region is full of forward energy – it’s home to a university and strong industry sectors of agriculture, science, health, education and logistics. 

Palmerston North is the region’s largest city, with a population of 87,000 people. The city has a wide range of conference spaces and is easily accessed from most New Zealand centres, thanks to the close proximity of Palmerston North Airport.

The region also has plenty to offer before and after a business event. Visit an art gallery or museum, or for an adrenalin junkie, try the ultimate 4x4 U Drive Experience at Makoura Lodge. 


  • Venues with theatre capacity for up to 3,000 people
  • 5 km from Palmerston North Airport to Palmerston North CBD
  • A great range of exciting activites, mixing adventure with fun, at Makoura Lodge
  • Soak up some culture at Te Manawa museum or try rafting on the Rangitikei River


To enquire about having your business event in New Zealand please feel free to contact me.

Leonie Ashford

Leonie Ashford

Business Events Bid Manager

New Zealand