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A vibrant community where whānau and business thrive 
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Who is

Elevate is the trading name for the Ōtorohanga District Development Board, a business member organisation and economic development agent working on behalf of the community. 

We aim to harness the potential of Ōtorohanga’s natural advantages. Through strategic initiatives, we foster a sustainable economic ecosystem that benefits businesses and the community alike.

Our Priorities

  • Promotion:
    Sharing our District and Community Story.

  • Business Support:
    Providing opportunities for connection and growth.

  • Economic Growth:
    Leveraging our natural advantage to champion sustainable growth in our district.

Visit Here

Dive into the heart of Ōtorohanga, New Zealand's official Kiwiana Town. From culinary delights to cozy stays and exciting adventures, there’s a slice of Ōtorohanga for everyone.

Live Here

Ōtorohanga, the Kiwiana Capital of New Zealand, is a great place to live and work. Whether you aim to start a business, advance your career, or enjoy a tranquil lifestyle, it’s the place to be.

Business, Career, Lifestyle

Choose your path in a town that is close to nature yet full of modern amenities.

What's On

Stay in the loop and learn more about the exciting events that happen across the Ōtorohanga District, from local festivals and events to business workshops, there’s always something happening.

View Our Online Calendar

Don't miss the exciting events happening in Ōtorohanga!

New Zealand's
Kiwiana Town

Ōtorohanga, the heart of Kiwiana, celebrates New Zealand's unique culture through iconic symbols, heroes, and traditions. From the famous Buzzy Bee toy to the cherished Edmonds Cookery Book, our town is a living showcase of the Kiwi way of life. Discover a place where the essence of New Zealand's heritage thrives, from gumboots to hokey pokey ice cream, all set in a vibrant, rural community.

Contact the Ōtorohanga Information Centre.
We're Here to Help.


Get in touch with us for any inquiries, support, or to learn how you can
be part of the Ōtorohanga community.

Phone: 07 873 8951 | 0800 12 2665