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.Read more
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.
Waikato business survey reports mixed signals
A survey of 589 Waikato business owners and managers has found that while overall economic sentiment is pessimistic, the region’s businesses are more optimistic than their counterparts across New Zealand.
Te Waka Economic Radar 4 September 2020
While noting the general stabilisation of trends, there remains uncertainty in a number of areas.
Te Waka Six Monthly Report January - June 2020
Te Waka's focus for the January - June 2020 period has been the response to COVID-19.
Government contributes $8.2M to Kōpū marine servicing and business precinct
Te Waka CEO Michael Bassett-Foss says today’s funding announcement by Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones will allow the Thames-Coromandel district to take advantage of a growing marine servicing industry, creating jobs and significant economic growth for the area.
Te Waka Economic Radar 7 August 2020
Charts in today’s Radar summarise statistics and data released over the last four weeks. While noting general stabilisation of trends, there remains uncertainty.
Tokoroa Trade Training Centre receives $10.84 in funding for centralised facility
The planned upgrade to Tokoroa’s Trades Training Centre will receive $10.84 million in funding from the Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which bolsters the $3.06 million already fronted by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, South Waikato Investment Fund Trust (SWIFT) and the South Waikato District Council (SWDC).
Te Waka Economic Radar 3 July 2020
Charts in today’s Radar show some improvement and stabilisation of trends over the past few weeks.
CEO Column - Scaling up Mighty Local
Launching the Mighty Local campaign back in April was all about rallying the community to support its own and boost businesses affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.
This month’s news that Hamilton will become the headquarters for the NZ Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) is a huge boost for our city and the Waikato region.
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