Amotai partner with Te Waka to create opportunities for the Waikato Māori and Pasifika business community
Amotai will continue their partnership in 2022 with Te Waka, the business-led and governed organisation established to drive economic growth in the Waikato, with the common goal of development for Māori and Pasifika businesses in the Waikato region.Read more
Te Waka Quarterly Update Oct-Dec 2021
Executive Summary Our work program over the last quarter of 2021 has continued at pace, despite the impact and frustrations of the extended lockdown in Auckland and other parts of New Zealand.
Te Waka Economic Radar Q3 2021
The Waikato region is better off than most. But it’s time to be bold and embrace change as pressures consolidate. Anticipated growth in the region is creating a talent shortage - turbo charging opportunities for skilled Aucklanders looking for good jobs, education and a better quality of life.
Te Waka adds new Board and Senior Team Members
It’s been a busy few months for our small team, with a focus on delivering against our four pou - Sector Development & Priority Business; Regional Engagement & Business Support; Māori Economic Development; and Investment Attraction & Facilitation.
Confidence takes a tumble in latest Waikato Rapid Sentiment Survey
A survey conducted amongst 504 businesses in the Waikato last week indicates business confidence has fallen sharply in the latest lockdown, with Net Confidence in the economy declining to -20% today from +3% in March this year, but still better than the -31% during last year’s second lockdown in August 2020.
Te Waka Economic Radar July 2021
As the New Zealand economy continues its recovery from the Covid-recession, the Waikato region does likewise. After falling in the December 2020 quarter, GDP bounced back in the March quarter, with the construction and retail and wholesale trade sectors leading the way.
Te Waka Economic Radar April 2021
As we finish up the first quarter of 2021, the latest statistics on the Waikato and New Zealand economy continue to provide a stronger picture than many would have predicted during the lockdown period of COVID-19.
Survey reveals size and shape of the Waikato Tech Sector
A survey of Waikato’s growing tech and innovation sector paints an optimistic picture, with 92 percent of the 50 respondents expecting their company performance to improve over the next three years.
New partnership puts people at heart of business enterprise
A new partnership between Waikato-Tainui and economic development agency Te Waka: Anga whakamua Waikato is aimed to enable better outcomes for Waikato Tainui tribal members and Māori across the region.
Hindsight 2020… and what to look out for in 2021
In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts who show him scenes from his past, present, and the miserable future that awaits him. Scrooge takes this knowledge as an opportunity to change his ways, and avoid the fate shown to him by the ghost of Christmas yet-to-come. If only we had such guides to show us how to act now.
Waikato Celebrates International Student Community
Te Waka, Waikato’s Regional Economic Development Agency is leading a regional approach to celebrate and enhance the delivery of regional International Education solutions through a partnership with Education New Zealand, the University of Waikato, Wintec, Hamilton City Council and Secondary School Education providers.
Te Waka Economic Radar 6 November 2020
As we head rapidly towards the end of 2020, a year in which many say ‘phew’ thank goodness that is over, the latest statistics on the New Zealand economy give us a picture of the depth of the effects of COVID-19.
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