The Manawatu region is full of forward thinking energy – it’s home to a university and wind farms and has a close relationship with the primary industries.

Palmerston North is the region’s largest city, with a population of 85,000 people. It sports 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 head into the outdoors to try rafting on the Rangitikei River. Adrenalin junkies won’t want to miss Mokai Gravity Canyon, home to adventure activities including New Zealand’s highest bridge bungy jump.


  • Venues with theatre capacity for up to 3,000 people
  • 5 km from Palmerston North Airport to Palmerston North CBD
  • Get the adrenalin pumping at Mokai Gravity Canyon
  • 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

Wellington, New Zealand