Partners Present strengthens connections between our Partner companies, organisations and individuals, to drive new synergies and enhance collaborative thinking and impact in our city and district.

We showcase our Partners to share their brand’s strategic focus, business priorities, customer profiles and community impact. This is followed by the opportunity for questions and networking.


OMV New Plymouth

November 2023

We heard from OMV General Manager, Henrik Mosser, highlighting their global shift to low-carbon business in Taranaki. They aim to foster community well-being and sustainability.

Followed by NPDC’s CEO, Gareth Green, who shared the district’s priorities and partnerships for community impact.

Beca & WSP

Manifold Coworking Space

September 2023

Manifold Coworking Space hosted this forum with Beca and Wsp, introduced by Manifold Manager, Graham Neilson. 

Beca Branch Manager, Hywel Edwards and WSP Business Manager, Adam Jowitt, highlighted their roles, services, strategic directions, and community investments in the district and region. Followed by Q&A.

TOI Foundation & Fisher Funds

Te Whare Hononga

July 2023

Partners met in the Te Whare Hononga – the House That Binds, at the Taranaki Cathedral, hosted and introduced by Cathedral Dean, Jay Ruker. 

TOI Foundation Chief Executive, Maria Ramsay and Fisher Funds Chief Executive, Bruce McLachlan, highlighted their relationship, presented and discussed their organisational overviews, priorities and investment impacts for Taranaki. Followed by Q&A.

TSB Bank

TSB Bank Building

May 2023

Hosted by TSB and presented by former CEO, Donna Cooper, she highlighted  how TSB is performing, its vision for the future, commercial and community priorities, and impacts locally and nationally. Followed by Q&A.

Green School & Boon

Green School Campus

March 2023

Hosted by Michael and Rachel Perrett, founders of the accredited Green School New Zealand, this forum showcased the school campus, including building design by Boon, led by Director, Glenn Brebner.

As part of the NPDC Plant Our Place Strategy and Programme, NPDC Design and Planning Lead, Renee Davies, presented the Council’s Te Korowai o Tāne – Planting our Place. Followed by Q&A.

Taranaki Regional Council & Puke Ariki

Puke Ariki Foyer

November 2022

Hosted by Puke Ariki with presentations from former Manager, Colleen Mullin, and TRC’s Director Corporate Services, Mike Nield. 

TRC is Puke Ariki’s Partner for its Taranaki Naturally, environmentally focused exhibitions and programme. 

Presentations focused on Puke Ariki’s evolving role in reflecting Taranaki’s changing environment and the potential for growth and impact through current and new partnerships, education and digital communication programmes. Followed by Q&A.

Port Taranaki & New Plymouth Airport

Port Taranaki Building

October 2022

Hosted at Port Taranaki, Simon Craddock, CEO of Port Taranaki and David Scott, CEO of New Plymouth Airport highlighted strategic priorities, challenges and opportunities for Ngamotu Taranaki, alongside their programmes of community investment. Followed by Q&A.