Welcome to the Mighty Waikato
Discover the essence of Waikato: a place of powerful possibilities, where mahia te mahi; ‘getting the job done’ is in our DNA. Here family is nurtured, visitors are welcomed as friends and life can be enjoyed to the full. Find out more about our people, our place.
Te Waka publishes a range of economic intelligence reports to highlight the key indicators and trends of the Waikato economy.Read more
Māori Economic Development
Te Waka is committed to Māori Economic Development in the Waikato Region. Our priorities are guided by the long-term agenda set out in the Waikato Region Māori Economic Development Plan to build a prosperous Māori economy in the region.
Regional Business Partners
Te Waka has a team of expert business advisors who work across the region helping businesses of all sizes to grow.
Business Sentiment Survey
Here at Te Waka, we are wanting to understand the sentiment of Waikato businesses in the current environment.
In order to develop and grow a diverse Waikato economy, Te Waka supports established and emerging sectors through a range of initiatives and actions.
The Waikato region’s 10 districts and city sit at the heart of an area that is home to more than half New Zealand’s population. Quality infrastructure and easy access to the rest of the country, including the export ports of Auckland and Tauranga, enable easy movement of goods, services, people and ideas.
Social procurement is a key focus area for Te Waka to demonstrate an inclusive and regenerative approach to economic development.
The Waikato region is one of the most productive in New Zealand. Its prime location and diverse economy are the springboard for innovation and industry.
Originair Increases Services
Originair is about to introduce a further Jetstream 32 aircraft to its fleet allowing increased services. Commencing Monday May 3rd, the airline will overnight an aircraft and crew in Hamilton allowing it to offer an early morning departure direct to Palmerston North and on to Nelson.
Waikato ranked top 60 in the world for research that impacts economic growth and reducing inequality
The University of Waikato has been ranked in the top 60 universities in the world for research that supports economic growth and reducing inequality, as measured against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Te Waka Economic Radar April 2021
As we finish up the first quarter of 2021, the latest statistics on the Waikato and New Zealand economy continue to provide a stronger picture than many would have predicted during the lockdown period of COVID-19.
South Waikato Business Advice Line
Register now for a FREE 45 min Zoom or phone call with an experienced business coach to help you with a critical issue or opportunity in your business, non-profit or start-up.
Artificial Intelligence Institute Launch
Join us for the official launch of the Artificial Intelligence Institute at the University of Waikato, which aims to foster connection and knowledge-sharing between tertiary institutions, research organisations and industry, contributing to a vibrant AI ecosystem in New Zealand.
Te Waka Business Advisory-Tuakau
Te Waka has Business Growth Advisors that visit Tuakau once a month every second Tuesday of the month. FREE 1 on 1 meeting with an advisor and the business owner.