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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


Ō2NL Project Outcomes

Waka Kotahi, Muaūpoko Tribal Authority and local hapū of Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga are working in partnership to deliver a new, safer and more reliable State Highway 1 from Ōtaki to north ofRead more

New Major upgrade for Capital Connection train service

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The Baked Dane shop dream comes true

Lisa Brink started off baking bread and crackers for a weekend market. Now, less than five years later, she has officially opened shop and is distributing The Baked Dane products all over NewRead more

Inward Investment Case Study - Caci Levin

The Horowhenua Company caught up with Jamie Stout the owner of the latest Caci clinic in Levin, to hear about her journey from opening a pop-up clinic late last year in 2022 before outfitting an old Read more

Foxton vertical farm providing strawberries in winter

Some things are intrinsically linked to summer – the smell of sunscreen, the chirp of cicadas, or maybe the sweet taste of strawberries.  But if you look at the temperature outside right now,Read more

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