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
COVID-19 Business Support Funding
The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on small and medium-sized enterprises.Read more
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.
Te Waka publishes a range of economic intelligence reports to highlight the key indicators and trends of the Waikato economy.
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.
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.
Regional Business Partners
Te Waka has a team of expert business advisors who work across the region helping businesses of all sizes to grow.
The message is simple. Shop local. Eat local. Buy local. And explore your own backyard.
First Fieldays Online a virtual success
The Fieldays Online concept and digital platform was created in just under 108 days. As New Zealand went into the national lockdown the New Zealand National Fieldays Society (NZNFS) began building an online event following the cancellation of the physical Fieldays; effectively transforming the largest agricultural show in the Southern Hemisphere into a completely virtual experience.
Culinary Cambridge is back for 2020
Music to the ears of food lovers everywhere - Culinary Cambridge is back for 2020 – with a few additions! Save the date September 11th-20th 2020.
Local success story leads to new $14m centre of excellence
A company that began on a farm in Ohaupo 20 years ago is now planning to establish a $14m centre of excellence in research and development in the Waikato to support its rapid growth. With continued growth and outstanding performance, BBC Technologies has outgrown its current premises on Ingram Rd at Hamilton Airport and is planning to expand its operation to a larger site nearby.
Techweek is a nationwide series of events, showcasing and celebrating New Zealand innovation. We provide a platform for everyone to meet, share ideas and create connections to enhance our future world
Social Media Workshop
Join Collab Digital for this Social Media Workshop. In a classroom-style environment, you’ll learn everything you need to know to be able to create a successful social media strategy that gets results.
Waikato Social Procurement Buyer’s Conference
Te Waka in partnership with He Waka Eke Noa will be hosting the inaugural Waikato Social Procurement Buyers Conference for the region.