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The Horowhenua Company Ltd (THCL)
is the independent economic development
agency for Horowhenua

THCL undertakes activities and projects to enable the Horowhenua NZ Trust to achieve its mission, to improve the social and economic wellbeing for all of Horowhenua. We champion Horowhenua, understanding the opportunities for growth. We identify and attract investment to achieve the outcomes.

THCL identifies gaps and takes action on the priorities for Horowhenua - we make stuff happen!


We fulfil our role by targeting our efforts to achieve the highest impact”



  • BA5

  • Webinars

  • Women in Business Lunch Series

  • Futures Day

  • Work-ready programmes & pathways


  • Environmental scanning

  • Economic dashboards

  • Business confidence

  • Innovation & new ideas


  • Business Success stories

  • Impacts &  Achievements

  • Case studies


Building companies join forces in new plant

Two heavyweights in the building game have joined forces in the new plant that will take much of the construction process indoors and give more sureity to supply.  A joint venture between WayneRead more

Bishop has vision for the future

Scores of local business owners turned out for this month's BA5, which was held at the new Totara Bush Business Park. Expecting it be solely a trade-based business park the Wayne Bishop Group hasRead more

Ō2NL is happening

It’s over – the speculation about a yes, no or even a maybe for the Horowhenua expressway, that is. And the Government’s commitment to the road has delighted locals, the council and Build OurRead more

Government committed to Ōtaki to North Levin highway project - Transport Minister Michael Wood

Transport Minister Michael Wood has affirmed the Government’s support for building the Ōtaki to North of Levin (Ō2NL) highway. “The Government is committed to delivering Ōtaki to North ofRead more

Business After 5 aiming to inspire

Its easy to talk about something you are deeply passionate about. You got the feeling Jamie Tout could of talked for hours when he was in Levin last week. Tout was speaking at Te Takaretanga oRead more

Futures Day 2023 - Case Study

The fourth annual Get-Go Futures Day was held on Thursday 23rd March, providing the opportunity for over 300 Horowhenua Year 10 students and their teachers to visit a range of different employers onRead more

Ō2NL Project Updates

The Ōtaki to north of Levin project is the northern most section of the Wellington Northern Corridor and will improve the safety and resilience of the transport network connecting Ōtaki and Levin,Read more

THCL Discussion Series 2023

THCL Business Growth Manager, Hendrix Warren spoke to Bernard Hickey on his recent speaking engagement at the Electra Business After 5 event, to discuss his thoughts on the political environment,Read more

Winners of Horowhenua – Kāpiti Business Awards 2022

The Electra Business and Innovation Awards supreme winner is Sustainable Foods. The company, based in Te Roto Drive, Paraparaumu, won an impressive three awards at the gala evening held in theRead more

Special emergency room planned for kids at Palmerston North Hospital

This is the first fundraising project for the new Palmerston North Hospital Foundation, of which former Horowhenua mayor Brendan Duffy is chairman. Palmerston North Hospital is the main hospital forRead more

Techlam - Case Study

Techlam is a New Zealand owned and operated company based in Levin, with projects spanning the Southern hemisphere. The company is celebrating 30 years in November 2022 and started from humbleRead more

Woodhaven Gardens - Case Study

In Horowhenua, Primary Industries account for 13.2% of the local economy, compared with 6.3% in the national economy. In employment by broad sector, Primary Industries account for 15.2% in HorowhenuaRead more