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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



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 – Kapiti 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

Henare Tuhoho, Farm Assistant, Lewis Farms - case study

He’s been with them since February 2022 and is loving his new role. He’s not originally from Horowhenua but moved here from Wellington in his teens to live with his grandparents. Henare had donRead more

Horowhenua Health and Wellbeing Hub planning is underway

Horowhenua District Council has agreed to sell Council-owned property 15-23 Durham Street (Levin) to The Horowhenua Company Limited. The terms of the agreement stipulate that the land be used toRead more

Trust links Horowhenua with U.S. Ambassador

The visit saw the Ambassador visit The Horowhenua Business Park and meet anchor tenant, Thermosash, before meeting directly with the business community. Chair of the Horowhenua New Zealand Trust, AntRead more

Bouncing back from COVID-19

For a Levin manufacturing company, lockdown saw all of their clients temporarily close their doors. So, what do you do when you can't do business as usual? Check out the video below to hear how tRead more

Rising to the challenge: How The Baked Dane used lockdown to reach new markets

Especially when a majority of your business relies on retail sales and local markets. The team at The Baked Dane, took lockdown in their stride. Check out the video below to hear founder, LisaRead more