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.
Your business has its own story to tell. Whether you already have a strong brand, or are just starting out, you can use the resources in our toolkit to strengthen your unique business proposition.
Attracting international students back to the Waikato
The first of its kind in the region, Learn Waikato is a website and free toolkit of marketing resources that promotes the Waikato region as an exciting study destination for international students that offers ‘all the best of Aotearoa New Zealand.Read more
Action plan highlights critical freight sector needs
The Waikato & Bay of Plenty Freight Action Plan is the first report of its kind to bring together key industry leaders’ views on the priority issues and actions needed in the freight sector.
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.
First Watch’s Waikato story started when Bob Stokes co-founded CTEK with a vision to revolutionize the industrial automation industry. With over 35 years of experience in the IT, automation, and control sectors, he saw firsthand the critical role that technology plays in driving business success.
Something exciting is coming to the food scene in Hamilton. Rüdi’s, a micro-bakery which specialises in sourdough bread and artisan pastry will open the doors to its first permanent flagship bakery and retail space this winter.
Duck Island, the ice cream that originated as an item on the dessert menu at an award-winning Hamilton restaurant, has made a name for itself on the national food stage.
Emerging Leaders Programme
This programme of six half-day module offers developing or new leaders a structured programme of learning. Each module introduces business and leadership topics, building on each module to enhance communication and leadership, the programme is connected to strengths and development opportunities.