Information for businesses

There are a lot of things to think about when starting or making changes to an existing business.  Our staff are happy to help you understand what approvals you will need and to help you navigate through the relevant rules and regulations.


Starting a new business

Starting a new business and need to know what licensing or consents may be required? We want to help you understand the compliance requirements to get you started.

The Business Start-up Team has been set up to help you with the big picture in establishing your new business requirements.

The Team has specialist officers trained in licensing, building and planning, available to meet every Wednesday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.

How do I make a booking?

To make an appointment, you can:

  Your appointment time will be confirmed by phone.

Business facilitation

In June 2016 Council decided to re-invest business support funding to other areas of economic development, including more funding support for major events and attracting businesses to the District.

From the 30th of June, independent provider QBS & Associates will no longer be running a Council funded business facilitation service.  Neville Forman has been the face of QBS & Associates, providing support and advice to a range of local businesses for over 3 years. 


If you would like some information about business facilitation, below are some useful links.


Support for Māori business

Related Links

Resource Consents

Economic Development