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Hauraki District

Hauraki District
Map of New Zealand, with the Hauraki district highlighted
Hauraki sunset

The Hauraki District is in the north-east of the Waikato region and is home to many natural, cultural and historical features, making it a wonderful place to live, work and play.


The Hauraki District Council has identified the hospitality, retail, aquaculture, dairy, and transport industries as the key business opportunities. Beaches, mountains and trails are easily within reach, as the Hauraki District stretches from the beaches of Kaiaua and Pukorokoro/Miranda along the Firth of Thames in Tikapa Moana (the Hauraki Gulf) to the white sandy beaches of Whiritoa. The reclaimed dairy lands of the Hauraki Plains are between the two coasts.

Hauraki District’s vibrant business community includes small family businesses through to large exporters. Its biggest industry contributors to economic growth by GDP are mining, and agriculture, forestry and fishing. Historically, dairy farming has been the principal type of agriculture within the Hauraki District.


Core infrastructure in the Hauraki District Council municipality includes water supply, wastewater, stormwater, land drainage and flood protection, and land transport activities (roading and footpaths). The Hauraki District is located at the centre of the ‘Golden Triangle’ between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, with key state highways through the District.

Investment Opportunities

The Hauraki Rail Trail is less than two hours away from Auckland, and has proven to be a dependable tourist destination with continual year on year increase in visitors since opening in 2017. The Hauraki District Council has also supported the development of a now sold-out industrial park in the township of Kerepehi. If you would like to discuss development and business opportunities in the Hauraki District you can find more information here.

Hauraki District Business Support Services

Destination Hauraki Coromandel
Destination Hauraki Coromandel is the Regional Tourism Organisation that promotes visitor attractions in the Hauraki District to increase the value visitors bring to the District.
Gr8 Job Hauraki
Gr8 Job Hauraki is a Hauraki District Council initiative that works closely with the local community to drive employment opportunities in the District.
Love Hauraki

LoveHauraki is a Hauraki District Council initiative to support and promote local business and grow pride across the Hauraki District. 

Soda Inc
Soda provides advice, information, referrals and connections to businesses in the Hauraki District seeking support for their growth journey.


Local Insights

The Waikato Wellbeing Project shares wellbeing knowledge for each district in the Waikato region. Visit the Hauraki District page for data that includes the Community Compass Report from Dot Loves Data which provides a quarterly snapshot of key socio economic indicators, and the Community Insights Explorer Tool which provides local social and demographic data to support local decision making.

Te Waka's district level reports of the Waikato Business Sentiment Survey give insight on the unique strengths and challenges for each district in the region.

Hauraki District Council

Hauraki District Council  

Hauraki District Council is comprised of 13 councillors, and one mayor elected at large. For more information, visit the their website.

Get in Touch

If you’re interested in investing in the Hauraki District please contact us via our button below, or via our contact page. 

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