The Waikato is home to hundreds of thriving businesses whose people enjoy the economic, social and lifestyle benefits our region has to offer.
The Waikato region is located on a nationally significant infrastructure corridor and is a prime location from which to take advantage of significant freight and logistics hubs.
Doing business in the Waikato gives you access to our region’s young, educated and ambitious workforce, supported by a strong network of education providers.
As the Waikato’s economic development agency, Te Waka, works alongside businesses to help them start-up, relocate or grow their operations. Whether you’re looking for funding, business advice or networking opporutnities, Te Waka can help.
Business Advisory Service
Our Advisors take a bird's-eye look at your whole business, then help you connect with the right resources and experts so you can build capability and grow.
As part of a national network of people who can help, we’re your first port of call when you want to grow your enterprise efficiently and effectively.
Kiwi Chef Haedyn Woollaston Brings His Passion Back Home
Head Chef of Ernest Haedyn Woollaston is excited to bring his passion for showcasing seasonal produce from Australia to Hamilton.
2022 New Zealand Economics Forum- Dealing with Covid's long tail
The 2022 New Zealand Economics Forum will bring together an outstanding lineup of top economists, policymakers, business and social leaders, and public sector officials.
New Player Launches into the New Zealand Electric Vehicle Charging Market
Just launched, Hikotron’s EV charging stations are now available for public use at Waikato Innovation Park. A locally designed and manufactured smart charging solution, Hikotron has bold plans to roll out this technology throughout New Zealand.
Waikato Management School Ranked #1 in New Zealand
The University of Waikato Management School has been ranked number one in New Zealand for Business and Economics in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
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.
Te Waka Business Advisory-Kawhia
Te Waka has Business Growth Advisors that visit Kawhia on a Tuesday morning when required. FREE 1 on 1 meeting with an advisor and the business owner.