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Waipā District

Waipā District
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Waipa District

The Waipā District lies at the centre of the Waikato region, with significant pastoral farming, thoroughbred horse studs and fruit production. Cambridge, Te Awamutu and many small rural villages make up the Waipā District. The Waikato and Waipā rivers flow through the District, with several large hydro lakes on the former. 


Thanks to the Waipā District’s resilient agricultural sector, Waipā has remained one of the strongest economies in New Zealand. Waipā’s population is growing by inward migration, as more people recognise the district as a hidden gem. The district offers an attractive lifestyle with boutique townships brimming with character. 

The Waipā District’s biggest industry contributors to economic growth are agriculture, forestry and fishing, manufacturing, and construction.  

Waipā is also a major sporting hub, with Rowing New Zealand, Triathlon New Zealand, and Canoe Rowing New Zealand all based in the district, along with the Grassroots Trust Velodrome, a world-class cycling facility. 

Land Availability

Five new residential growth cells in Cambridge plus a new school and five cells in Te Awamutu will provide ample space for new builds, from affordable to premiere options. New industrial growth areas provide the opportunity for businesses to relocate to live, work and play.


Businesses in Waipā District enjoy easy access to two seaports (Auckland and Tauranga), along with an airport in Hamilton [HLZ] and the rail network. 

Investment Opportunities

Cambridge and Te Awamutu are committed to continued strong growth, with Waipā District Council approving infrastructure for future development opportunities.


Waipā District Business Support Services 

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce works towards positively influencing the environment in which business operates, through training, advice, information and support. They also act as a voice and advocate to support and assist their members towards business growth and success. 
H&W Tourism
Hamilton & Waikato Tourism is the official Regional Tourism Organisation for the Waipā District.
Soda Inc
Soda provides advice, information, referrals and connections to businesses in the Waipā District seeking support for their growth journey.
Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce
The Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce runs a year round series of events, including networking and professional development opportunities. They also administer the Support Local Te Awamutu initiative and advocate for local business locally, regionally and nationally, providing support to help business thrive. 


Local Insights

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

    Waipā District Council

    Waipā District Council

    Waipā District Council is comprised of 11 councillors, and one mayor elected at large. Waipā also has two Community Boards, which are Cambridge and Te Awamutu-Kihikihi. For more information, visit their website.

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