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Quick Facts

As at 2010, the Bay of Plenty region was home to an estimated 270,400 people, accounting for six percent of New Zealand’s population.


Due to its central location, the Kawerau District is in the fortunate position of being accessible by the majority of the workforce across the entire Bay of Plenty region.

Welcome to Kawerau,

Home to a large pool of skilled labour with extensive experience in manufacturing and engineering. Together we embrace business, the environment, and the community.

  • Smarter
  • Cleaner
  • Together

Industrial Symbiosis Kawerau is a smarter way of doing business by creating efficiencies and opportunities, while tapping into the abundant renewable resources of the region.

In this case, the natural resource is our people. As one of New Zealand’s major wood processing hubs, Kawerau offers the technical expertise to manufacture value-added products from forestry, as well as services provided by the specialist engineering sector developed to support this industry.

Meanwhile, 50km west of Kawerau, Rotorua is home to world-class research, education, training and servicing facilities, including the largest vocational forestry training institute in New Zealand.

The fact is we have a large supply of available labour, with world-class training facilities producing the workforce to suit any industry.

We only have one planet. Industrial Symbiosis Kawerau is the answer for contemporary organisations that wish to lower their carbon footprint, optimise resources and help make this world a better place for future generations.

Kawerau offers an opportunity to have a positive impact on climate change by reducing the amount of carbon emissions in the atmosphere and the amount of waste in the ground.

Kawerau is a region steeped in culture and tradition. Its people are driven with a passion and concern for the earth, which flows through to the great efforts made by local industry to minimise their impact on climate change. Many local businesses have already taken the initiative and are ready to lead an industrial evolution.

If we truly care about the world we leave behind, we must embrace cleaner industry.

It takes a unique blend of factors to make industrial symbiosis a viable business model. Kawerau has everything needed for a harmonious relationship.

Kawerau offers a combination of commercial opportunities and access to an abundance of natural resources that is unrivalled in this country. When our affordable housing and enviable climate is combined with the region’s unspoilt environment, it makes for a winning formula.

Additionally, the New Zealand Government offers a range of incentives and packages to assist potential employers in their search for workers that possess specific skills, and also to employees requiring training and up-skilling in their desired vocations.

We have the lifestyle, the environment, the expertise, and the support. Together, we embrace Kawerau.

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