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Our climate, diverse seasons, wide open spaces, slower pace of life and down to earth attitude attract people from far and wide to visit, live and do business here.

Central Otago offers a unique blend of commerce and lifestyle to value-added industries. Farming, horticulture and viticulture are our main economic drivers and industries related to construction, hydroelectricity, real estate and light manufacturing are well on the rise. With the continued roll out of ultra-fast broadband, barriers to establishing any type of business are decreasing. These improvements have increased our economy’s ability to diversify.

Central Otago has an excellent network of roads and easy access to airports in Queenstown and Dunedin. These connections enable businesses to service national and international clients while opting for the Central Otago lifestyle.

If you’re looking to live and work in Central Otago, either long term or seasonally, the following links will connect you with opportunities.

Finding work in Central Otago

Need advice?

Nick Lanham is the Central Otago District Council's Economic Development Manager, and he is happy to provide advice on local conditions and connect you with relevant individuals.

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