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.
Business Owners, Need Support?
To speak to one of our business advisors call us on 07 857 0538
Te Waka publishes a range of economic intelligence reports to highlight the key indicators and trends of the Waikato economy.Read more
Business Sentiment Survey
Here at Te Waka, we are wanting to understand the sentiment of Waikato businesses in the current environment.
COVID-19 Business Support Funding
The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on small and medium-sized enterprises.
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.
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.
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.
In order to develop and grow a diverse Waikato economy, Te Waka supports established and emerging sectors through a range of initiatives and actions.
Wintec to deliver new nursing and health programmes in Thames and Ōtorohanga
Wintec will deliver Enrolled Nursing and Certificate of Health and Wellbeing programmes in Thames and Ōtorohanga in 2021.
Honorary Fellowship for Waikato Health expert
Ross Lawrenson, Professor of Population Health at the University of Waikato, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
Indigenous designer revitalises Māori design through community collaboration
Indigenous designer Jade Kake of Whangārei, treated Hamilton audiences with a kōrero (talk) recently as part of the School of Media Arts’ Ramp Talks at Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae, Wintec.
Understanding self and others: Your communication toolkit
Understanding Self and Others is a 2-day communication course filled with insight generating techniques and ah-ha moments in a non-confrontation environment. You'll learn from one of the top educated and experienced TA* communication experts in Australasia, Dr Mandy Lacy.
Te Waka Business Advisory-Paeroa
Te Waka has Business Growth Advisors that visit Paeroa once a month every first Tuesday of the month. FREE 1 on 1 meeting with an advisor and the business owner.
Te Waka Business Advisory-Thames Coromandel
Te Waka has Business Growth Advisors that visit Thames monthly on the first Tuesday of every month. FREE 1 on 1 meeting with an advisor and the business owner.