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.
Students take on the birds at Lake Rotopiko
Encouraging more native wildlife at a Waikato lake has created a developing health risk now that around 500,000 noisy ‘pest’ birds have moved in.
NZ’s Best Head to Takapoto for Top Competition
COVID-19 may be putting a halt to fluid offshore travel but that hasn’t stopped an international flavour at Takapoto Estate Show Jumping.
New Pro Vice-Chancellor focused on bringing a human dimension to tackle some of the big problems of our time
Professor Patrick Leman has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor to the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (ALPSS) at the University of Waikato, joining from senior roles at King’s College London.
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.
Legendary Te Kuiti BA5 Event
Legendary Te Kuiti BA5 event on Covid 19 Support for businesses
Global Food Industry Insights & Trends seminar
Join us for this highly requested topic as we cover Global Food Industry Trends and Insights for 2021 and beyond.