Business case studies and stories in our region
The Waikato is full of innovative leaders and businesses, read about them here.
The local entrepreneur's journey impacting lives across Aotearoa
Launched in 2021, by entrepreneur Dairne Burnes (Daz), The Good Day Matrix is a platform offering free wellbeing services online for individuals and paid-for corporate wellbeing services for organisations in Aotearoa.
New digital platform supports Waikato businesses switching vehicle fleets to EV
With access to more choice in EVs in New Zealand, the number of businesses choosing to switch to electric fleets is accelerating. WEL Networks (WEL) are expecting to see more than 50,000 electric vehicles (EV) in the Waikato by 2030, which means that the infrastructure also needs to keep pace.
Hamilton levels up to save more organic waste from landfills
The opportunity to turn kitchen scraps, paper waste and other organic waste into a rich soil that smells like earth, feels like magic, and acts like super compost was the reason Waste Management decided to partner with Taupō-based MyNoke, the world’s largest worm farming operation.
Hamilton boutique encouraging ethical sustainable fashion
Found is a boutique retail store located in Hamilton specialising in clothing and homewares from ethical and sustainably conscious brands.
Local cyber security entrepreneur's journey to success
Ankita Dhakar began Security Lit during the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. With no IT experience, she used her degree in business to kickstart her journey as an entrepreneur.
Taupō based regenerative worm farm MyNoke, largest in the world
Founded In 2007 with 20 buckets of compost worms, the world's largest worm farming operation in Taupō has now turned those 20 buckets into three billion.
Hamilton technology services firm Dynamo6 celebrates 10 years in business
The company announces plans for growth, doubling the size of its team, looking into overseas expansion, and moving into a new custom-designed space in Hamilton.
Dreamview Creamery drives sustainable change with reusable milk bottles
Local Dreamview Creamery has made their mark in the Raglan community by providing locally produced dairy products in reusable glass bottles.
Raglan entrepreneur's journey bringing handwoven bags from Myanmar to New Zealand
Raglan based Nicola Todd founded Zay Bag’s in 2020 to bring sustainable bags, handwoven in the hot and colorful city of Mandalay, Myanmar to New Zealand stores.
Blue sky thinking brings family business to Kerepehi
When Saito’s Head of Focus, Sarah Spencer, starts explaining what brought them to Hauraki District Council’s industrial park in Kerepehi, her enthusiasm for the move is infectious.
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.
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.