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.
New branding and facility refresh for Riverlea Theatre
The results of community collaboration and timely planning are coming to the fore at Riverlea Theatre. A collaboration with Wintec design students has resulted in a branding refresh.
Reflections on the National Accounts, by Blair Keenan, Te Waka Economic Advisor
The size of the Covid-shock to the Aotearoa-New Zealand economy became a little clearer today, with the release of the national accounts for the June 2020 quarter. This showed gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 12.2 percent (seasonally adjusted) from the March 2020 quarter, and was 12.4 percent lower than the June 2019 quarter. This is by far the largest quarterly fall recorded in this country, and reflects the lockdown under Alert level 4 which began at the end of March.
$12.5m project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions using ‘digital twin’ technology
University of Waikato School of Engineering Professor Michael Walmsley will lead a seven-year research programme to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to $12.5m in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The researchers will build a new technology platform called Ahuora to help reengineer the way we use, convert, supply and store renewable energy for industrial process heating.
Te Waka Business Advisory-Cambridge
Te Waka has Business Growth Advisors that visit Cambridge monthly on the fourth Tuesday of every month. FREE 1 on 1 meeting with an advisor and the business owner.
Te Waka Business Advisory-Te Awamutu
Te Waka has Business Growth Advisors that visit Te Awamutu monthly on the fourth Tuesday of every month. FREE 1 on 1 meeting with an advisor and the business owner.
Te Waka Business Advisory-Otorohanga
Te Waka has Business Growth Advisors that visit Otorohanga monthly on the fourth Thursday of every month. FREE 1 on 1 meeting with an advisor and the business owner.