We are on a Horowhenua mission to activate the opportunities we have right here!

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


Sustainability workshop

Sustainability and local small business.   Horowhenua’s local hospitality businesses, Zaaffran ‘Taste of Morocco’ Food Truck, attended a sustainability workshop series, organised byRead more

Highway to boost Horowhenua’s burgeoning population even more

The proposed highway from Ōtaki to north of Levin is expected to boost the already burgeoning population of the Horowhenua district. The latest Census results for 2023 show Horowhenua to be one ofRead more

TSP Construction Ltd - Case Study

THCL spoke with Todd Strode-Penny, director of TSP Construction whose company manufactures architecturally designed, transportable homes under their Greenhaven Homes brand in their purpose-builtRead more


Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Western Architectural awards 2024 winner - Housing Multi Unit : MABEL CENTRAL  Wright & Gray Architects  were incredibly proud to receive aRead more

Roads of Significance will be built : Ō2NL

Transport Minister Simeon Brown announced on Monday more so-called Roads of Significance will be built. The new ones are not of National Significance, but Regional Significance, though Ō2NL stillRead more


 The fifth annual Get-Go Futures Day was held on Thursday 14th March.  Futures Day provides 400 Horowhenua Year 10 students and their teachers the opportunity to visit a range of differentRead more

Horowhenua’s Wayne Bishop Group among top 10 busiest builders in NZ

Levin building heavyweight Wayne Bishop knew things were cranking along, but even he was surprised to see his company ranking among the top 10 busiest residential home builders in New Zealand. WayneRead more

Levin Kia hosts NZ global launch

Last night locally owned business Levin Kia, held their NZ event for the Kia Worldwide Global Launch of the new electric Kia EV5.  The EV5, a completely new design electric prototype, is beingRead more

Horowhenua students attending London International Youth Science Forum

Waiopehu College students Cole Campbell and Isabel Paroli have been invited to attend the 65th London International Youth Science Forum. Two students from Levin’s Waiopehu College accepted for anRead more

A 30-year plan for infrastructure is coming

Photo: Todd Strode-Penny owner of TSP Construction, Minister Chris Bishop, THCL Chair Brendan Duffy.   Photography Vicki Timpson THCL Read more

Senior Horowhenua College commerce students hear from local business owners

The Horowhenua Company Ltd’s work readiness programme ‘Get-Go’ informs students about local career options in Horowhenua.  The programme is a pathways to employment initiative,  whichRead more

Government storage facility project in Levin axed

A plan to build a storage facility to house some of New Zealand’s heritage items has been scrapped, despite $12 million being spent on the project. The Department of Internal Affairs announced in 2Read more