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.
With easy access to Auckland, Tauranga and surrounding areas in the region – it’s easy to commute to work, catch up with friends, and take children to child care, school and sports activities. In fact, 85 per cent of residents say they love living in the Waikato.
Navigating growth: doubling exports and shaping the future of the Waikato
In its quest to rebuild the New Zealand economy, the Government has set an ambitious target: to double the value of our exports within the next decade. This forward-looking vision is underpinned by plans to promote New Zealand exports and dismantle the trade barriers that currently hinder the global reach of our products, goods and services.Read more
Waikato and Pacific voices championed at the APEC Leaders Summit 2023
For Waikato Pacific Business Network Chairperson and WEL Energy Trust Chair Rachel Afeaki, last month's APEC Economic Leaders' Week highlighted the important parts bold community-level and Pasifika leadership will play in the Waikato region's transition to a low emissions economy.
Waikato Business Sentiment Survey - November 2023
Read the latest Waikato Business Sentiment Survey.
Reflections from the Climate Change & Business Conference 2023
Attending for the second year, Te Waka General Manager Economic Development Rosie Spragg shares her key reflections from the conference, with a focus on areas of opportunity for the Waikato:
A Leadership Imperative: Creating a Culture of High Performing Teams
Are your teams an area of competitive advantage? Learn about the 7 key areas that separate high-performing teams from others based on recent research at this free 90 minute Dale Carnegie business briefing.
Smart Factory Showcase - Waikato
In partnership with Callaghan Innovation, EMA and Beca have created the Smart Factory Showcase to demystify and break Industry 4.0 down to the nuts and bolts of what it means for your business in a practical sense.
Tech Waikato hosted by LIC
We're excited to announce another Tech Waikato on 27 March, with several exciting speakers announced in the coming weeks. Thanks to everyone who has filled out the surveys which help us align with topics our community wants to hear more about.