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Farmers Market Man

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.


Grow Waikato

Category: Business


Hon. Dr David Clark - Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications

David Hallett - Co-founder & Director of Company X 

Kahl Betham - Deputy CEO & Executive Director of Gallagher Group 

Mike Jenkins – Founder and CEO of The Instillery 

Ryan Joe – General Manager of Growth at The Instillery 

Rob Vickery – Founder and Managing Partner of Hillfarrance

John Hanna - CEO of Ultrafast Fibre 


The Atrium - WINTEC Hamilton City Campus 
(Parking available in carpark building access via Ward Street on Nisbet Street)

4:30 - 4:45pm  - Mix and mingle
4:45 - 6:00pm -  Speaker presentations and 
Q & A Session


Hosted by Jamie Strange
MP for Hamilton East