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.
Fieldays to open Wednesday to familiar sights and sounds
The traditional sight of hundreds of marquees and the familiar smell of wood chips is set to return to Mystery Creek on Wednesday, 30 November, when Fieldays opens its gates.
Wide array of culinary talent cuisine on show at Fieldays 2022
Food innovation and the finest New Zealand ingredients will take centre stage when a line-up of renowned celebrity chefs turn up the heat in the Fieldays Kitchen, debuting online on Fieldays TV from 30 November, coinciding with the start of Fieldays at Mystery Creek.
Late Night Lounge Celebrates One Year Since Opening
Ernest, Hamilton's newest late night lounge, brings a touch of elegance and a more adult drinking environment to the local scene.
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.
Courageous Conversations Workshop
Have you ever experienced that feeling of dread when you need to have a conversation you really don’t want to have? This practical workshop focuses on building the skills necessary for engaging in difficult conversations.