Tararua Business Network

The Tararua Business Network has brought together services that had previously operated out of the Tararua District Council office under the Economic Development umbrella, making them easily accessible under one roof.


What is the Tararua Business Network?

A facility for all business owners in the Tararua District, the Business Network operates with a special emphasis on working alongside those with small to medium sized businesses, to encourage their growth and support their development. The focus of the Business Network is facilitating, enabling and linking businesses to experts in order support growth and sustainability.

The Business Network also provides assistance with project/event management for community groups; offers on the job training in conjunction with Dannevirke Trade and Commerce, ACC, and Work and Income; and houses the Economic Development, Communications and Marketing Department for Tararua District Council.

Business Support for New and Existing Business

For those thinking of starting their own business, but needing advice or support, the Business Network has much to offer - being an integrated business centre, its staff are able to offer great support, advice and help to those starting out in self-employment or those currently operating a business who may need assistance.

By linking budding entrepreneurs to support networks, the Business Network enables start-ups (new businesses) to receive structured support, mentorship and funding to facilitate the acceleration of their ventures.

Incubation Office

A completely new innovation is the Incubation Office that is available for new business development at no charge. The fully serviced incubation office allows a budding new business (local, national or international) to locate to the area and link to the total systems available by way of the Business Network and their regional partners. After a 3-6 month period, the business will have the necessary links to move on to establish and develop new business and new opportunities for employment in Tararua.

After working with several entrepreneurs over a number of years, staff at the Business Network have the ability to drive these initiatives and connect people to regional partners specialising in business growth and development.

Facilities for Hire

Also available at the premises is a business meeting room and training/seminar room that are available for hire (conditions apply).


The team at Tararua Business Network are passionate about developing business capability, find out how they can help you:

Main Office
40 Denmark Street, Dannevirke
06 374 4989

Satellite Office
136 Main Street, Pahiatua
06 376 0110 

biznetwork@tararuadc.govt.nz 
www.tararuabusinessnetwork.co.nz