Located in the heart of the South Island, Timaru is a thriving, welcoming district, with agriculture and food production leading our industries. Discover more about our economy and business community.
Scott Base Redevelopment Build
PrimePort Timaru has been selected as the main build site for the $344 million project, with work starting mid 2023.Learn more
With one of the lowest unemployment rates in NZ - employment opportunities in Timaru District exist across all sectorsLearn more
Economic reports on Timaru District - retail spending report, Economic Profile, Community Profile, Megatrends and moreLearn more
Why choose Timaru for business?
We find the district has a strong economic profile and the services and people we require to build a world class business - Farmers MillLearn more
Connectivity & Innovation
Timaru city is now fifth centre in NZ to have complete roll out of the Ultra Fast Broadband.Learn more
Mid-South Canterbury & North Otago - Regional Apprenticeship Initiative (RAI)
The RAI has been extended and applications are open for a small number of apprentices.Learn more
Industry hubs and logistics
A diverse range of industrial zones are serviced by road, rail, sea and air.Learn more