The Horowhenua Company Ltd held its end of year Electra BA5 last week at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō with guest speaker Brad Olsen, the CE and Principal Economist at Infometrics Ltd.
The Horowhenua Company Ltd held its end of year Electra BA5 last week at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pōwith guest speaker Brad Olsen, the CE and Principal Economist at Infometrics Ltd.
Around 100 people attended the business after 5 event from Horowhenua and Kāpiti region, to hear from Brad who spoke about the latest updated insights and information. His vibrant speaking style makes him a compelling speaker, and he passionately delivered the latest Infometrics data and information relating to the Horowhenua region and outlined how we compared currently and historically to the rest of New Zealand.
Brad also met with a select group of business leaders in the afternoon with representatives attending from construction, food production, timber production and civil infrastructure, as well as Council.
Brad commented that the conversation with business leaders highlighted that there are a lot of current economic challenges, but everyone is figuring how to face them, and encouraged all businesses to look at what they do over the next six months to combat or to try alleviate some of those pressures.
“I think here in Horowhenua there is strong enough momentum and probably not nearly as much of a hit so far, than in other parts of the country I've seen. Some of those slower trends are likely to come through construction and the primary sector as there is a sector shift already nationally. However this gives people in the Horowhenua a bit of time to hunker down as we adjust to the economic times.”
Photo: Left: Brendan Duffy Chair The Horowhenua Company Ltd, Centre: Deputy Mayor David Allan MC Right: Brad Olsen CE & Principal Economist at Infometrics