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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.


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.

The 2022 New Zealand Economics Forum will now go ahead as an ONLINE, VIRTUAL event.

Both days of the event will be streamed live directly from this webpage, starting at 10am on Thursday, 24 February.

The forum will bring together an outstanding lineup of top economists, business and social leaders, and public sector officials.

They will share their expert perspectives on how we can address some of the major challenges and opportunities facing our country today as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic.

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