Data and Insights

Understand what’s happening in our community using relevant and accurate data and insights. We collate the latest information to generate quarterly economic development reports, share presentations from business and community leaders, and support the community to access up-to-date data through the Horowhenua Economic Profile tool.


Economic Development Insights


Current Report


March 2020 Economic Development Update

The Horowhenua economy continues to outstrip growth in the national economy. Our provisional estimate of GDP growth for the 2019 calendar year was 3.2%, well ahead of national growth of 2.3%. Traffic growth, a broad measure of economic activity, was sitting at 2%.

*This report was released prior to the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown. 

Presentations from business and community leaders


Latest presentation

Electra Business After 5 Webinar: Understanding Economic Change with Tony Alexander.

By looking at past recessions like the Global Financial Crisis, and delving into the 2020 Government budget, one of New Zealand’s leading economists, Tony Alexander, discusses how New Zealand can navigate its way through this current tough economic climate.

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