The arrival in Greytown of a full-fledged commercial and domestic interior fittings industry points to the way in which individual endeavour is extending both the depth and the spread of the borough economy.
At a time when the government is talking up its big-budget regional development campaign, the Greytown experience demonstrates how a flourishing cabinet making and building components sector has sprung from its once flourishing sawmills
Nirvana Interiors, a high style turnkey fittings operation adheres to the demand in the southern Wairarapa region, already famous for its premium wines, for top-of-the line furnishings styling and fashion.
Nirvana was introduced to the area in April under a business-to-business acceleration scheme known as G5 sponsored by South Wairarapa District Greytown community board councillor Christine Stevenson.
Symbolically, the site now occupied by Nirvana and a group of other similar fittings distributors and retailers was before its transformation the domain of a vehicle refurbishing work.
The journey into this particular interior emphasises the way in which district local governments nudge the former agri-services town into adapting to the more recent demands of the style and premium hospitality era.
Greytown is already the home of the North Island’s leading settler-folk museum and is well now for its numerous boutiques and coffee house, and also cabinet makers.
In the photograph Karen Tomuri (at right) proprietor of Nirvana Interiors is pictured with her management group.