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.
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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.
First Fieldays Online a virtual success
The Fieldays Online concept and digital platform was created in just under 108 days. As New Zealand went into the national lockdown the New Zealand National Fieldays Society (NZNFS) began building an online event following the cancellation of the physical Fieldays; effectively transforming the largest agricultural show in the Southern Hemisphere into a completely virtual experience.
Local success story leads to new $14m centre of excellence
A company that began on a farm in Ohaupo 20 years ago is now planning to establish a $14m centre of excellence in research and development in the Waikato to support its rapid growth. With continued growth and outstanding performance, BBC Technologies has outgrown its current premises on Ingram Rd at Hamilton Airport and is planning to expand its operation to a larger site nearby.
Building begins for landmark University of Waikato development ‘The Pā’
$85m boost to the Waikato region and 500 jobs over the next two years. The University of Waikato is starting to build its landmark development The Pā, a new facility for students, staff and the community in the heart of its Hamilton campus.
Winners of Fieldays Online Innovation Awards 2020 announced
Innovation has been at the heart of Fieldays since its inception over 50 years ago. It is the very reason Fieldays exists and why Fieldays Online was launched.
Techweek - Demystifying AI - How Small and Medium Enterprises can benefit from AI
A gentle introduction to AI, the opportunities and challenges on the immediate horizon in the context of SMEs. In this power session with World-leading AI expert, Professor Albert Bifet, we'll explore some of the groundbreaking open source software developed right here in Aotearoa and delve into some of the exciting ways AI is going to change life - and business - as we know it.