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.
Behind the scenes with New Zealand's school lunch programme
New Zealand’s healthy lunch in schools programme, Ka Ora, Ka Ako aims to deliver lunches to around 200,000 primary and secondary students by the end of this year, and Wintec is training people to implement it at schools and kura.
Wintec carpentry educator elected as New Zealand Certified Builders Association Waikato president
Alan Warburton, a Programme Coordinator at the Centre for Trades at Wintec in Hamilton has recently been elected as the president of the New Zealand Certified Builders Association (NZCB) Waikato.
Elevating Waikato creative mahi to the next level
Waikato creatives can get ready to super charge their creative journey, as a life-changing opportunity to line up a solid career in the arts, launches across Aotearoa.
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.
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.
Courageous Conversations Workshop
This interactive workshop revolving around difficult conversations and corresponding skills will equip you with the emotional intelligence and active listening skills.