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
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.
CBD Awards - For One Night Only
For one night only a memorable evening was created on the banks of the Waikato River, when Hamilton’s best CBD businesses came together to celebrate a night of success, achievement and festivity at the annual CBD Celebration Awards.
2020 Callaghan Medal: “A conduit between traditional Māori knowledge and modern Science”
Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) has been awarded the Callaghan Medal from Royal Society Te Apārangi for his ability to engage audiences with his research into Matariki. The Callaghan Medal is awarded annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to science communication and raises public awareness of the value of science to human progress.
Found just over the fence: 50th anniversary uncovers local Playcentre history
Hamilton families celebrating 50 years of community at Peachgrove Playcentre discover their founding member living right next door, along with the story of how a group of determined Waikato women created a lasting legacy for young children and their families.
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.
IoT Waikato Meetup
IoT Waikato is an event for innovators, thought leaders and organisations interested in the Internet of Things, Smart Cities & Industry 4.0
Managers Mental Health ToolKit
The Mental Health Toolkit workshop provides tools to improve self-awareness about mental wellbeing and enhance workplace culture.