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Southern Waikato Business Support Network

Te Waka Contacts

Te Waka Business Advisor - Craig Purcell

Network Contacts

South Waikato District Council
Your local government authority for the South Waikato District, promoting the wellbeing of the district and encouraging and enabling economic growth through helping integrate new commercial, industrial and residential developments into the community.

Otorohanga District Council
Your local government authority for the Otorohanga District, promoting the wellbeing of the district and encouraging and enabling economic growth through helping integrate new commercial, industrial and residential developments into the community.

Waitomo District Council
Your local government authority for the Waitomo District, promoting the wellbeing of the district and encouraging and enabling economic growth through helping integrate new commercial, industrial and residential developments into the community.

Raukawa
The mandated Iwi Authority for the South Waikato based iwi Raukawa, the membership of which includes 16 Raukawa marae. The organisation represents and advocates for the social, environment, cultural and economic aspirations of the iwi and ensures benefits are protected for present and future members. 




Maniapoto
The tribal organisation for the Ngati Maniapoto Iwi that seeks to achieve a unified Maniapoto Iwi achieving cultural and social wellbeing, environmental sustainability and economic growth.

Te Nehenehenui regional management committee
One of seven regional management committees (RMC) within the Maniapoto Iwi boundaries. Each RMC represents the cluster of marae in an area, with the Te Nehenehenui RMC representing the area of Te Nehenehenui. The main purpose of the RMC is to appoint one representative to the Maniapoto Board of Trustees.

Otorohanga District Development Board
A council-funded Economic Development Agency that promotes and supports the Otorohanga District as a wonderful place to live, invest, do business or visit.

Smart Waikato
A charitable trust with the purpose to empower youth through real education to employment pathways. This is achieved by partnering with iwi, business, education and government agencies to deliver a range of initiatives to better support youth joining the workforce.

SWIFT
A community-owned economic development fund dedicated to the prosperity of the South Waikato.