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.
Matamata Creamery scoops up medals at NZ Ice Cream and Gelato Awards
Local Kōwhai Creamery won big at the New Zealand Ice Cream and Gelato Awards this past month. The creamery was awarded a gold medal for their Ginger and Turmeric gelato alongside one bronze medal and four silver medals for their remaining entries.
KuDos Award for Scion and AgriSea partnership
Accolades for the Scion and AgriSea collaboration continue to roll in, with a Primary Industries Award won at the Kudos Awards this week at Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton.
Opening of Ruakura Superhub a landmark juncture for Waikato-Tainui and the region
The official opening of the Ruakura Superhub this evening is a landmark juncture for the Waikato-Tainui iwi and heralds a stronger economic future of the wider Waikato region.
Waikato Museum - Toi is Rongoaa
This large-scale exhibition celebrates fourteen contemporary Maaori artists who believe in the importance of creative practice to their wellbeing. The invited artists have been supported by Creative New Zealand to make new work and share this essential kaupapa with our community.