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.
Te Waka publishes a range of economic intelligence reports to highlight the key indicators and trends of the Waikato economy.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.
Regional Business Partners
Te Waka has a team of expert business advisors who work across the region helping businesses of all sizes to grow.
Business Sentiment Survey
Here at Te Waka, we are wanting to understand the sentiment of Waikato businesses in the current environment.
In order to develop and grow a diverse Waikato economy, Te Waka supports established and emerging sectors through a range of initiatives and actions.
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.
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.
Creating a Buzz: How a small, family-owned New Zealand honey business is tackling the international market in a unique way
Five years ago, Hunt and Gather Bee Co. owners, Hannah and Rory O’Brien, sold their house and moved into a 36m2 section of their honey shed with their two young children, to help make ends meet as they launched their small business.
The Stars Shine Bright in the Waikato with the iCLAW Matariki Dish Challenge back for its sixth year.
Waikato Food Inc’s Matariki Dish Challenge is set to brighten the local hospitality scene for its sixth year. This unique challenge dares local chefs to create a dish inspired by Matariki while celebrating local ingredients.
How Raglan Area School students went wild with Wintec
When Raglan Area School wanted to develop an engaging, dynamic and safe outdoor education programme, they turned to Wintec and the results are getting a big thumbs up from their adventurous rangatahi.
South Waikato Business Advice Line
Register now for a FREE 45 min Zoom or phone call with an experienced business coach to help you with a critical issue or opportunity in your business, non-profit or start-up.
EMA - Finance and Accounting - The Fundamentals
If you’re involved in the financial management of resources and feel your understanding of accounting is patchy, this popular two-day course will make all the difference. It is suited to experienced managers in need of a refresher course as well as anyone new to accounting responsibilities.
Te Waka Business Advisory South Waikato-Tokoroa
Te Waka has Business Growth Advisors that visit Tokoroa once a month every third Thursday of the month. FREE 1 on 1 meeting with an advisor and the business owner.