5 Feb 2024

Business buoyancy as new shops pepper the centre of Hawera

From Nine To Noon, 9:25 am on 5 February 2024
Horse racing is no longer a staple of rural New Zealand life.

Photo: RNZ / Max Towle

In the Taranaki town of Hawera, the local business association, Bizlink says efforts to promote and beautify the town are paying off. More people are moving there, new shops are opening.

Bizlink Event & Vibrancy Coordinator Nikki Watson says they're also focusing on events to build community spirit