Manawatū Defence Hub

Since 1997 the Defence Hub has acted as a one-stop centre for expertise in supply and procurement for Defence Services in New Zealand.  The Manawatū Defence Hub affiliated as a Special Interest Group (SIG) with the Manawatū Chamber of Commerce in 2018 to pave the way for future growth.

The Manawatū Defence Hub is a collective of like-minded businesses experienced in the supply of products and services to Defence and other security, public service and civilian agencies, including NZ Police, NZ Fire Service, Dept of Corrections and Civil Defence.

The Defence Hub is for local businesses capable of professional, proactive supply and for the wider procurement community seeking innovative and reliable sources for goods and services.

Affiliation with the Hub provides a focus for action, advice and information, and identifies supply and business development opportunities for Defence Hub Members.

For the wider Defence community, allied and associated organisations, the Manawatū Defence Hub is experienced in meeting your needs, creating a centre of excellence for business relationships.

Defence Hub would like acknowledge and thank the following businesses for their sponsorship:


The Manawatū Defence Hub are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chair – Tracy Couchman (BECA).

Tracy replaces Graham Poucher (after many years of service) who she has been shadowing for the last six months in this role.  Tracy has experience in project management, business improvement and change implementation in various industries such as Civil Engineering, NZ Transport Authority, IT and the financial sector.

Tracy has successfully managed projects at all phases of the lifecycle, business case to close-out, including feasibility studies, concept & detailed design, consenting, tendering, procurement, contract/construction management and project closure & knowledge banking across various disciplines including roading, solid waste and 3 waters.

For further information about the Defence Hub and how it can benefit your business please email [email protected]  All Members of the Chamber of Commerce are eligible for Defence Hub Membership.