Business case studies and stories in our region
The Waikato is full of innovative leaders and businesses, read about them here.
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.
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.
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.
Kiwi Chef Haedyn Woollaston Brings His Passion Back Home
Head Chef of Ernest Haedyn Woollaston is excited to bring his passion for showcasing seasonal produce from Australia to Hamilton.
Local Coromandel Gin Distilling company receives World's Best Classic Gin Award
Founded in late 2019 in the heart of Thames, couple Daniela Suess and Paul Schneider began their journey launching the Coromandel Distilling Company.