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:
Creative HQ’s Startup Sessions bring together industry experts from across Aotearoa to equip you with the essential entrepreneurial skills needed to kickstart or expand your startup.
Free Webinar: Future proof your team – why is personal development so important?
Learn the importance of personal development for employee engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty in a conversation with experts Jo Stuart and Jean Schoultz.
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.