Whakatu Industrial Area provides economical options for wet, processing industry. Already home to some of Hawke's Bays most significant processing businesses, this area is rapidly improving transport links to Napier and Hastings, providing a strategically located hub for businesses that require national and international distribution links.

With options to utilise rail and road transport and the Port of Napier only 18 kms away, Whakatu allows its resident businesses to enjoy cost effective land and lease costs, availability of trade waste options on many sites and efficient transport links.

With 60 hectares of prime industrial land, zoned specifically to allow for a broad range of both dry and wet industry, Whakatu is fast becoming the location of choice for many internationally recognised brands. There are many development possibilities at Whakatu from greenfield development to purpose built properties available for sale and lease.


  • Apollo Apples
  • Carter Holt Harvey Packaging
  • Cedenco Foods
  • David Trubridge
  • ENZA Group
  • Etika Foods.
  • Fruit Packers Hawkes Bay Co-operative Ltd
  • Kooga
  • Mipenco Holdings
  • Mr Apple New Zealand
  • Mt Erin Cannery
  • NH Pachaging
  • Nimon Bus Depot
  • Number One Shoes
  • Patton Engineering
  • Progressive Leathers
  • Scales Property Development
  • Silver Fern Farms Ltd
  • Turners and Growers International
  • Unison Contracting
  • Whakatu Cold Stores Limited
  • Whakatu Wool Scours Ltd
  • Your Move



Prime Commercial



18 kms from the Port of Napier, 18 kms from Hawke's Bay Airport, 16 kms to Napier CBD, 6 kms to Hastings CBD

  • Significantly lower cost structure when compared to main centre locations
  • Customer focussed Port located close to the national shipping line
  • Cost effective distribution to international, North and South Island locations (rail, sea and road)
  • Skilled and stable workforce
  • Shorter delivery time from Port to Distribution Centres
  • Significant Business Support Network for local businesses

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