Feilding is a good community with good civic facilities, pre schools, schools, sports clubs, art and cultural organisations, service clubs, support networks, attractive town centre, nice public gardens and parks, good shops, hospitality businesses, trade, professional and service businesses, manufacturing, food processing and of course is the agri business centre for the Lower North Island. With over 450 events at Manfeild annually and a boutique movie theatre, entertainment is well catered for, and we have a strong regional city of nearly 90,000 population only 20 km away, where many of our residents work. Feilding is home to more Ohakea Airbase personnel and their families than any other urban centre. Feilding is only two hours from Wellington, Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Mount Ruapehu and Lake Taupo.
Christmas Carnival Day with stunning parade and Rural Day are good examples of Feilding’s strong community spirit, and I wager that we have more volunteers per capita than just about anywhere.
Business people locate their businesses where they want to live. Residential growth has occurred as we have improved Feilding as a quality country town with great lifestyle benefits. More people provide opportunity for more businesses. More businesses attract more people. With growth comes a healthy real estate market and upward movement in property values. Let the positivity and growth continue.