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Urban Street Furniture.

Logic Street Scene is one of the many West Coast businesses who have benefited from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) management capability development vouchers through DWC.

The Westport-based family business specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of high-quality Urban Street Furniture, specialising in bespoke and custom projects.

Logic Street Scene’s urban furniture is popping up in public spaces across the Coast and New Zealand - from unique parklets in Dunedin, a 65-metre curved timber bench at Jellie Park in Christchurch to bespoke park benches in Auckland.

One of the keys to Logic Street Scene’s success, in addition to their innovative products, has been their willingness to invest in their staff. Over the years, Logic Street Scene has utilised the Regional Business Partner (RBP) network through DWC to help build capabilities within their organisation.

Most recently they received a NZTE capability development voucher to help put one of their staff members through a 12-month advanced business management programme delivered by the Universal Business Team.

DWC business development manager Fiona Hill looks after the RBP programme for the West Coast.

“As a Regional Partner, DWC offers an assessment service to help prioritise the training and development needs of business owners, managers and key personnel,” she says.

“If you have aspirations to grow your business, you may be eligible for an NZTE capability development voucher.”

These vouchers can co-fund up to 50% of the cost of management training offered by registered providers, for up to a maximum of $5,000 per year per business.

Logic Street Scene’s managing director George Field says many people are unaware of the business support services available on the West Coast.

“We highly recommend other Coast businesses tap into the many forms of assistance available through DWC. Fiona has been excellent to work with, providing us with access to resources to assist our growth and innovation,” says George.

 

Learn more about Logic Street Scene:

https://logicstreetscene.co.nz/

 

 George Field Logic Street Scene

Photos by Jules Anderson Photography

Hands on Campaign

The DWC-led emergency marketing campaign showcasing paid visitor activities on the West Coast has got off to a great start.

The government has contributed $280,000 of emergency funding to overcome the immediate reduction in visitor numbers experienced after a section of State Highway 6 was closed in December following a severe weather event.

The 'hands-on' West Coast competition gives entrants the opportunity to win an adventure for two, including flights and accommodation, and their top five West Coast experiences from Karamea to Haast.

To date, over 8,300 people have entered and there have been 80,000 pageviews on westcoast.co.nz for the competition. There has also been over 900,000 impressions with Facebook and Instagram ads promoting the competition. All of this helps raise awareness of the many great paid activities our local operators offer across the region. The competition runs until 30 May 2020.

Enter online at: www.westcoast.co.nz/handson/

 

WC Leadership Programme

Calling for expressions of interest for the next leadership programme.

Facilitated by DWC and delivered by the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership, the seven-month programme is set to commence around May. Monthly workshops on the core facets of leadership and management will be held across the region.

DWC events coordinator Rachel Doolan says the programme offers a unique learning opportunity for new team leaders and those progressing in their careers to build their leadership capabilities, advance their knowledge and deliver results.

For expressions of interest please contact Rachel on 03 769 7000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DWC Westland Sports Hub Opening

Join the grand opening ceremony for the DWC Westland Sports Hub.

DWC has allocated $1.5 million from the Major District Initiative fund towards this project.

We are incredibly proud to support this new sports hub. It will be a game changer for Westland, benefiting most sporting codes, while importantly bringing our communities closer together.

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The start of a new decade is perfect timing to come on board and lead the DWC team.

Since my appointment as chief executive, I was itching to come back to the West Coast and get started. Two weeks in and my enthusiasm has only increased.

I haven’t lived here for some time but I’m originally from the Coast and have always maintained a strong connection. I jumped at the opportunity to return and I can assure you I’m here for the long haul.

My time so far has mainly been spent engaging with internal and external stakeholders and I’m very encouraged by the quality and knowledge I’ve been encountering in both areas.

There are many challenges ahead but also many opportunities to tap into.

My first job is to ensure the DWC team increases pace in helping West Coast businesses find and take advantage of those opportunities.

Later this month we will be holding business breakfasts and a lunch across the region to share my views and more importantly to meet and engage with as many local businesspeople as possible.

We encourage you to come along and look forward to an open dialogue.

Heath Milne | Chief Executive