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.
Help Us Build the Waikato
Ready to take the next step in your career? Here’s your chance. The Waikato is booming, and we are currently recruiting for a wide range of roles across the construction industry. And we want you. Whether you’re a project or site manager, surveyor, equipment operator, tradie… or anything in between - there’s a job here for you.Read more
COVID-19 Business Support 2022
The COVID-19 crisis continues to have a significant impact on small and medium-sized enterprises.
Te Waka publishes a range of economic intelligence reports to highlight the key indicators and trends of the Waikato economy.
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.
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.
New rankings show Waikato having a real impact
The latest Times Higher Education Impact Rankings have confirmed the University of Waikato is delivering on its promise to provide forward thinking, world changing research and education.
Amotai partner with Te Waka to create opportunities for the Waikato Māori and Pasifika business community
Amotai will continue their partnership in 2022 with Te Waka, the business-led and governed organisation established to drive economic growth in the Waikato, with the common goal of development for Māori and Pasifika businesses in the Waikato region.
Te Waka Quarterly Update January-March 2022
It has been a remarkable three months. As sentiment turns rapidly, we are focusing both on how we continue our focused workplan alongside what we might need to do so support emerging and material business issues in the region.
2022 New Zealand Economics Forum
Waikato Management School is proud to host the 2022 New Zealand Economics Forum, 'Dealing with Covid's long tail', being held virtually on 24 & 25 February.
Te Waka Business Advisory-Matamata
Te Waka has Business Growth Advisors that visit Matamata once a month every fourth Thursday of the month. FREE 1 on 1 meeting with an advisor and the business owner.
Te Waka Business Advisory-Waitomo
Te Waka has Business Growth Advisors that visit Waitomo every fourth Thursday afternoon of every month. FREE 1 on 1 meeting with an advisor and the business owner.