Employment Growth

Central Otago experienced significant employment growth numbers from 2001 - 2009. During this period FTE employment grew by 50%. However, in 2010 (the latest year for which we have data)  the district suffered a loss of employment for the first time since 2000. The long term trend is still significantly better than for the wider region and for New Zealand.

The graph shows employment growth for Central Otago District since 1994 as well as for Otago and NZ, all based on an index of 1994 = 100.

(Source: BERL, 2011)

Business Groups & Organisations
There are a range of business groups and organisations in Central Otago for networking, advice and business support. Find out details of when and where they meet and how you can contact them. Read More

Economic Development Strategy
The Economic Development strategy’s key purpose is to help the Central Otago community focus on issues that impact on our economic and social well-being, and to suggest some of the actions we can take over the next few years to address them. Read More
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference 'A World of Difference' defines what is uniquely Central Otago as a place and a community. Read More

Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes
Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes Meet some unique and passionate Central Otago locals and be introduced to their favourite places and activities. Read More

Food & Wine
Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More
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