Welcome to New Zealand’s most beautiful natural playground!
Our thriving urban centre is in the heart of the Manawatū, and together we have an established business ecosystem that is well connected and home to some of the brightest minds in Aotearoa. You’ll find us in the centre of the lower North Island, and it’s easy to get here by road, air or rail.
The unique geographic location of Palmy and the Manawatū provides a strategic advantage for conference organisers. The airport is only a short 10 minute drive to Palmy's city centre, with excellent flight connections from all major centres. Our catchment is wide and offers access to over one million people within a three-hours drive.
Variety of Venues
We offer a variety of options when it comes to conference and event venues. Those seeking a unique venue have the option of hosting their event at an iconic brewery, grand theatre, international motorsport track or a bespoke country club where you can step out of the meeting room and straight onto the green.
Our region offers a great return-on-investment for organisations running their conference here, with excellent value across a range of venues, accommodation and conference services. There is minimal or no need for transport while in the city, due to the close proximity of facilities. If there is a need for travel, the region has low taxi fares, resulting in great savings for both conference organisers and delegates,