Be inspired by people who have started businesses on the West Coast.
Chakkapong and Rujira visited Hokitika on a road trip in 2018 and fell in love with the town. They are now adding to the West Coast food scene with their restaurant Korath Thai Cuisine.
Your Farm, a new boutique milk business, is helping bring the clink of glass bottles back to the West Coast and has plans to make other local produce available to the community direct from the farm as well.
Emily Miazga is an expat Canadian and former clinical dietitian who is now living in Westport running her own business - Em’s Power Cookies.
The West Coast has a rich history of attracting innovative people, and the New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research is continuing to draw trail-blazers here.
From making games for global entertainment companies to supporting the COVID-19 economic recovery, a lot is happening in the sunny West Coast town of Kawatiri Westport.
Reefton is attracting a new generation of residents and entrepreneurs with a wealth of business ideas.
International storyteller Andrew Wright reaches the world while enjoying the lifestyle benefits of living on the West Coast.
Cindy and Gavin left Auckland and have built a life and a successful tourism venture in Hokitika.
Andy and Jolene have swapped high-pressure Government jobs for the Coast life.
Andrea has built a soap empire from the comfort of her lifestyle block in Hokitika.
Patsy Bass from Reefton Distilling Co. discusses starting a business and living on the West Coast.
Joseph went from running a successful sandwich shop in Denver to setting up shop in Hokitika.
The West Coast has always attracted pioneering people – from Māori trading pounamu to those who flocked here during the goldrush days.
From Israel to Westport, Anat and Rami Edwy have found their home and inspiration on the West Coast.
Advances in digital technologies and an inspiring backyard are making the West Coast a hub for creative artisans.