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.

Business Support for New and Existing Business

For people wanting to start their own business, wanting to grow their business or innovate, we will sit down with you to discuss your ideas and help you plot an action plan and/or link you to the organisations that may assist you. 

We work closely with the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) who are contracted by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to deliver the Regional Business Partner Network.


Get Funded

Capability & Funding Vouchers

Your business may qualify for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) Capability Development Vouchers to help pay for 50% of services such as training, workshops, courses and coaching. These vouchers are available through our relationship with Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA).

NOTE: The maximum amount a business can receive in one year is $5,000 (excluding GST).

Research & Development Funding

Investing in research and development (R&D) can create and sustain a winning edge for your business. It can lead to new products and services, and smarter, more efficient ways of doing things. It could also create a point of difference that is aligned with the needs of your customers and sets you apart from your competitors.

Delivered by Callaghan Innovation, R&D services are designed to build your capability in innovation and put you on the fast-track to commercialising your business.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

MBIE is the lead government agency driving New Zealand's science and innovation sector. MBIE’s funding and support programmes aim to build high-performing science and innovation systems that will transform New Zealand into a more diverse, technologically advanced, smart nation.

Lottery Grants

The Department of Internal Affairs administers and provides information and advice about grant funding to support local initiatives, projects, activities and community services. Lottery Grants are distributed from the profits from state lotteries run by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and are available for different types of projects and services. Each stream of grant funding is managed by a separate committee.

NZ Innovation Council

NZ Innovation Council is an independent national innovation community. It provides innovators, entrepreneurs and business people just like yourself access to innovation experts, forums, events and resources nationwide; to help your business to innovate and grow.


To learn more about how you can apply for funding, contact the Tararua Business Network and make an appointment to speak with a business advisor.


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