The southern part of the Rangitīkei, is growing quickly, with hundreds of new homes in the pipeline in Bulls and Marton (and some already available), and with Central Government pumping in $9.1 million to establish a rail hub this place is humming. That means lots of construction, lots of work, and lots of opportunity. Our welcoming community is excited to show you your new home, full of natural wonder, amazing events, and great people. Check us out at www.visitrangitikei.nz
Agriculture Farm Staff & Horticulture pickers and packers, Manufacturing & Factory, Construction & Building
There are 5 unique golf courses throughout the district including Rangatira – which is played over 3 different levels and has New Zealand's only electric cable car to get you from A to B, all while taking in the views.
Rangitīkei literally translates to 'The day of striding out". Māori ancestor Hau named the Rangitīkei River when pursuing his wife and her lover southward from Taranaki some 600 years ago. With a long stride (tīkei) he moved one day (rangi) to the river, which he then called Rangitīkei (the day of striding out). Nothing has influenced the Rangitīkei District landscape more than the mighty Rangitīkei River as it has carved its way from its headwaters in the Kaimanawa Range to the Tasman Sea in the south, forming passages of majestic river canons, alternating with quiet stretches of sparkling trout-laden pools.
With rapid growth taking place, economic activity growing and ample business opportunities, Rangitīkei offers a lifestyle like no other. We are centrally located to Manawatu and Whanganui & a stone's throw away from our capital, Wellington, with the Ruahine, Kawaka Forest and Kaimanawa National Park in your backyard.
If you are searching for a life with a little more adventure, a little less hustle and a bit more laughter, relaxation and pretty incredible people, somewhere where the great 'Kiwi road trip" takes place in your back yard, where the people are welcoming and diversity is celebrated, and where the streets come to life with vibrant events - We've got you!! Our land is cared for, Our people are looked after and Our spirit is strong.