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.
Action plan highlights critical freight sector needs
The Waikato & Bay of Plenty Freight Action Plan is the first report of its kind to bring together key industry leaders’ views on the priority issues and actions needed in the freight sector.Read more
Regional Business Partners
Te Waka has a team of expert business advisors who work across the region helping businesses of all sizes to grow.
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.
The message is simple. Shop local. Eat local. Buy local. And explore your own backyard.
Small Business Toolkit
The Small Business Toolkit is designed to help businesses access the resources they need to get good advice in key areas of business.
COVID-19 Business Support 2022
The COVID-19 crisis continues to have a significant impact on small and medium-sized enterprises.
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’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.
New report highlights local freight sector needs
The Waikato & Bay of Plenty Freight Action Plan is the first report of its kind to bring together key industry leaders’ views on the priority issues and actions needed in the freight sector.
Waikato economy showcased at Diplomatic Study Tour
Te Waka was honoured to host nearly 35 foreign diplomats and their spouses as they toured Hamilton Kirikiriroa and Waikato last week from Thursday 19th June to Friday 10th June during their Diplomatic Study Tour.
University of Waikato jumps up global university rankings
The University of Waikato is proud to be recognised as number one in New Zealand for research citations in the annual 2023 QS World University Rankings, released this morning. The University has also bucked the national trend and has risen significantly up the rankings to 331 - a rise of 42 places.