Creative Acts of Kindness- A digital celebration of kindness as a force for social good
Creative Acts of Kindness is a brand new project from Creative Waikato empowering local artists to celebrate kindness through commissioned works presented as either: A 90 Second Video, or a Digital Poster.
Over the Moon Dairy taking cheese to a new level
Over the Moon’s founder Sue’s love for cheese began as a little girl when her dad would make her cubes of freid cheddar wrapped in bacon as a treat in the weekends- her obsession was born.
First Waikato Workforce Plan Calls For Dedicated Futures Academy
The Waikato Regional Workforce Plan showcases and celebrates the agricultural, manufacturing and forestry powerhouses of the Waikato economy and calls for the establishment of a Waikato Futures Academy.
Local honey company wins big at international awards
When Raglan beekeepers Hannah and Rory O’Brien decided to ‘go big’ and enter the 2022 London International Honey Awards, they were too scared to tell anyone, thinking their brand might be too small for one of the world’s most prestigious honey awards. However, this week they are shouting it from the rooftops as their signature product, Kānuka honey has been awarded a silver medal in the competition.
New report highlights local freight sector needs
The Waikato & Bay of Plenty Freight Action Plan is the first report of its kind to bring together key industry leaders’ views on the priority issues and actions needed in the freight sector.
Waikato economy showcased at Diplomatic Study Tour
Te Waka was honoured to host nearly 35 foreign diplomats and their spouses as they toured Hamilton Kirikiriroa and Waikato last week from Thursday 19th June to Friday 10th June during their Diplomatic Study Tour.
University of Waikato jumps up global university rankings
The University of Waikato is proud to be recognised as number one in New Zealand for research citations in the annual 2023 QS World University Rankings, released this morning. The University has also bucked the national trend and has risen significantly up the rankings to 331 - a rise of 42 places.
Foodprint app launches in Waikato to rescue food from the landfill
The Waikato region has received a sustainability boost to its hospitality sector with Foodprint, a new app that connects customers to discounted surplus food from local eateries.
New rankings show Waikato having a real impact
The latest Times Higher Education Impact Rankings have confirmed the University of Waikato is delivering on its promise to provide forward thinking, world changing research and education.
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.
Te Waka Quarterly Update January-March 2022
It has been a remarkable three months. As sentiment turns rapidly, we are focusing both on how we continue our focused workplan alongside what we might need to do so support emerging and material business issues in the region.
It’s all about the here and now... but longer-term focus is vital in a radically different landscape
The 2022 survey is our third since August 2020, and is aimed at understanding business confidence in the Waikato region. This year’s survey, conducted over the period 1st February - 6th March, paints a challenging picture for the Waikato business environment, with a significant drop in business confidence, major skills shortages, and clear pressure on input costs and pricing.
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