Buy and Invest in the Wairarapa

The Wairarapa's regional strategic priorities for economic development are detailed in the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan. 

You can get a copy of the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan here.

The vision for the Wairarapa is “the best of rural and urban living”. In order to achieve this vision, strategic priorities have been set for the region and cover three key sectors: 

  • Added-value food and beverage
  • Visitors and tourism 
  • The Knowledge Economy

Over the next few years, some key strategic actions will be undertaken across the region to help achieve economic growth and prosperity which creates positive outcomes across the Wairarapa's communities. Key areas vital to support the three key sectors and make it easier for people to live and work in the region are: 

  • Housing
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Business development

Underpinning all of the above are the key infrastructure services:

  • Rail
  • Air
  • Water 

To learn more about the strategy and plan or for further information about buying and investing in the Wairarapa, please contact Programme Manager, Phoebe Chamberlain on email.