People are still attracted to the Village for the same reasons they came in 1860 – the beautiful landscape, the fertile plains, the rivers, the ocean, the lifestyle and for the various business opportunities the district provides.
While it was pastoral influences which guided Havelock North during its early years and continues to be one of the key business sectors, the growth of the village has ensured that fresh thinking and corporate businesses are now being attracted to the district.
The climate and the short commute to work continue to attract many city dwellers which will shape the future of the Village.
Havelock North prides itself as a cafe capital of the Bay and is seen as the retail hub of the region. A strong presence in healthcare and education sectors and a fast growing business services industry including finance and real estate all help to round out a cross-section of the economy.
The future of the Village is exciting, Havelock North is unique and will continue to grow through its strong sense of community, successful business networks and distinct identity.