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Ōtorohanga District

Ōtorohanga District
Map of New Zealand, with the Otorohanga district highlighted
Otorohanga Kiwiana Mural

The Ōtorohanga District is located in the centre-west of the Waikato region in New Zealand.


Ōtorohanga District is a major tourism hub with two main centres, Ōtorohanga and Kāwhia. Ōtorohanga is home to the world-renowned Kiwi House & Native Bird Park; and is known as New Zealand’s official Kiwiana Town.

The biggest industry contributors to economic growth by GDP in the Ōtorohanga District Council area are dairying, central government, and sheep, beef, and grain.

Land Availability

There is a diverse range of land in the district, with productive farmland, hill country, native bush, and protected harbours.


Businesses in the Ōtorohanga District have access to rail networks, harbours, and wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

Investment Opportunities

Ōtorohanga District Council is committed to continued growth, with the council considering infrastructure options that would most benefit the municipality in the long-term.


 Ōtorohanga District Business Support Services  

Ōtorohanga District Development Board
The Ōtorohanga District Development Board promotes the Ōtorohanga District as a great place to live and work. They help with business establishment and advice, district information, tourism promotion, and provide a subsidy to advertise new businesses in the district.
Soda Inc
Soda provides advice, information, referrals and connections to businesses in the Ōtorohanga District seeking support for their growth journey.
H&W Tourism
Hamilton & Waikato Tourism is the official Regional Tourism Organisation for the Ōtorohanga District.


Local Insights

The Waikato Wellbeing Project shares wellbeing knowledge for each district in the Waikato region. Visit the Ōtorohanga 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.

Ōtorohanga District Council

Ōtorohanga District Council  

Ōtorohanga District Council is comprised of nine councillors, and one mayor elected at large. For more information, visit their website here.

Get in Touch

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

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