Regional Development Agencies

Central Economic Development Agency

Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is the economic development agency, and regional tourism organisation, for Palmerston North city and Manawatū. As a vibrant hub located in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, this region welcomes around 3,000 international students across the world every year to attend from primary school through to postgraduate programmes at a variety of world-class education providers.

Palmerston North city has been accredited as a Safe City by the International Safe Community Foundation and the region is often ranked as of the most affordable areas to live in New Zealand.


Facebook: ManawatuNZ

Instagram: manawatu_nz

Whanganui and Partners

Whanganui & Partners is Whanganui’s economic development agency which is dedicated to delivering a thriving and resilient economy to the Whanganui district.

There are a wide range of courses and programmes available to international students and there are over 50 schools and tertiary education providers in the Whanganui region. The small size of the district makes Whanganui a perfect place for international students to closely connect with the local community, build relationships with peers and tutors, get involved in the outdoors, sports and cultural activities. International students are carefully looked after and supported by a warm and diverse community.


Facebook: Whanganui & Partners and Discover Whanganui

LinkedIn: Whanganui and Partners