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Starting a business in New Zealand can be done in 20 seconds (well almost) and there are plenty of angel investors hanging around its shores looking for the next big thing to put their money into, so don't discount the town of Palmerston North if you are looking for a place to set up shop. It's a city perched on the North Island with a New Zealand Rugby Museum that will make grown men weep in appreciation. Located near the north bank of the Manawatu River, it's about 140km from Wellington, the capital city. With 86,600 souls meandering its streets, you will have plenty of playmates when you have finished work for the day in your coworking venue.
Considered to be the gateway to other parts of the region such as the Tongariro National Park and the Tararua Ranges, it's also an international link to Hawke's Bay, Taranaki and Wanganui. Palmerston North's economy is based in tertiary education, research and central government (think Defence force). It's home to more than 70 major educational and research institutions including Massey University that is New Zealand's fastest expanding university. Palmerston North has a long history of innovation in the business sector and plenty of companies with their national head offices based in the city, such as Toyota New Zealand and the Higgins Group to name a couple.
New Zealand is being touted as the tech crowd's favourite "end-of-days" refuge due to the coveted private jet escape routes from other countries. Whether this is true or not doesn't really matter, but the fact that the number of work visas granted to American techies is on the rise, may raise some eyebrows. New Zealand has become the land of edgy tech stuff that hasn't been tried before amidst the coffee culture of Wellington and the beautiful unspoiled landscape of Queenstown. Once upon a time New Zealand's distance from the rest of the world was a big hurdle, but today there are plenty of high-net-worth individuals relocating to its shores believing that it will be the one place where you can survive the "end of the world" (aka nuclear weapon assaults). Coworking here is for those that have their bunkers fitted out with cases of New Zealand's luscious wines to get them through the bad times.
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