If you have noticed a particular vibrancy and optimism around the area lately you are not the only one. Migration to overseas from the Manawatu is at its lowest number since records began in 1991. Migration into the region is at an all time high, and jobs growth is surging. Most of the decline in overseas departures from the Manawatu region since 2012 is in the population aged under 40 years.  Combine that with record resource consents, by dollar value and number and then think about the spending coming into the region in the form of roading, the Mitre 10 building, and Toyota, BUPA and the airport all going through expansions, the story in this region is very positive. Lots of people moving here, more locals staying. This is a great part of the world to buy a house, have a family and live, work and play. We’ve been helping lots of people who start businesses, buy houses and have families to ensure they have all their insurances sorted out – please make sure that your friends and family are sorted too! Tell them our first appointment is always free.