“It’s easy to find the right staff locally and there is plenty of space for us to expand. And of course, there’s the water. Upper Hutt’s water is soft which is exactly what we need.” Mike Neilson, Panhead Custom Ales

The Wellington region and specifically Upper Hutt is home to a growing number of award-winning craft breweries. Upper Hutt is the ideal place for a start-up or existing brewery for a number of reasons:

  • Excellent water quality
  • Plenty of flat land available for development
  • A supportive community of other craft brewers and only 30 minutes from New Zealand’s craft-beer capital Wellington
  • The most affordable commercial lease rates in the Wellington region
  • A range of grants* to help with relocation, fit-outs and the construction of new buildings
  • Building and resource consent fee waivers*
  • Rates remission for up to 3 years*

*Achieved through our Business Development Grants. Application criteria and conditions apply.


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Last updated on 10 Jan 2018