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Waikato District

Waikato District
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Home to the Kiingitanga, the Māori King movement, the Waikato District is dynamic and one of the fastest growing in the region.


Waikato is a dynamic district, which is home to major environmental, infrastructure and community resources. It is one of the country’s fastest growing districts and is home to the Kiingitanga, the Māori King movement.

The Waikato District’s biggest industry contributors to economic growth by are dairy farming, mining, and aggregate and sand extraction. The district is also known for its education, adventure tourism and events industries.

Land Availability

There is a diverse range of land in the District, with both rural and urban areas within the Waikato District. Located on the southern border of the Auckland region, land availability in the Waikato District is supporting growth and expansion for businesses looking for options close to New Zealand’s largest city. 


Businesses located in the Waikato District have access to the Waikato Expressway, and other road infrastructure connecting Waikato to Auckland and the Bay of Plenty. The Waikato District is in what’s often called the ‘Golden Triangle’, which is a zone formed by connecting Waikato, Auckland and the Bay of Plenty which generates the majority of New Zealand’s economic activity. 

Investment Opportunities

The Waikato District Council welcomes investment and infrastructure options that would most benefit the municipality in the long-term. The Waikato district is rich in natural resources, lush farmland, stunning west coast beaches, community history and culture. 


Waikato District Business Support Services

Raglan Business Chamber
The Raglan Business Chamber provides a platform and a voice for businesses, lobbying on behalf of its members in front of local government and representing members and the Chamber amongst the community. 
Pokeno Business Connect
Pōkeno Business Connect is a group for local Pokeno businesses to connect and network together.
Tuakau Business Association
The Tuakau Business Association aims to support and promote all local businesses through networking events as well as be a voice on local and regional council matters that have an impact on local businesses.
H&W Tourism
Hamilton & Waikato Tourism is the official Regional Tourism Organisation for the Waikato District.
Soda Inc
Soda provides advice, information, referrals and connections to businesses in the Waikato District seeking support for their growth journey.
Open Waikato
The Waikato District Council provides information for businesses via Open Waikato.


Local Insights

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

Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council includes 13 councillors, and one mayor elected at large. To find out more, visit their website.

Get in Touch

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

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