Better together – Gr8 Job Hauraki’s nailing it!
When business owner Rob Mapu of Centre Line Construction, considers what helped him to grow his new business with confidence, he said it was the trust that he had in Gr8 Job Hauraki’s recruitment programme that nailed it.Read more
Nothing Naughty, a taste of Tīrau in a bar
The mind behind a successful health foods brand straight out of Tīrau says it’s a “no brainer” making treats without the naughty stuff.
Native mushroom found to contain brainy compound
A local mushroom company has collaborated with Callaghan Innovation to scientifically confirm that the native Pekepeke-kiore mushroom, Hericium novae-zealandiae, contains compounds that are good for cognitive health. Photo: Mynd
Waikato and Pacific voices championed at the APEC Leaders Summit 2023
Waikato Pacific Business Network Chairperson and WEL Energy Trust Chair Rachel Afeaki represented the Waikato on the global stage at this year’s APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in San Francisco last month, which she attended as a member of the New Zealand delegation.
Māori and Pasifika insights from the Waikato Business Sentiment Survey
Our November 2023 Waikato Business Sentiment Survey results indicate generally strong performance and positive outlooks from Māori and Pasifika businesses in the region, with Pasifika businesses rating particularly strongly for revenue and profitability.
Perry Trust donates $4m for Affordable Housing in Waipa
Thanks largely to a $4m donation from the Brian Perry Charitable Trust, Bridge Housing has opened Peake Mews, its first affordable housing neighbourhood in Cambridge.
Navigating growth: doubling exports and shaping the future of the Waikato
In its quest to rebuild the New Zealand economy, the Government has set an ambitious target: to double the value of our exports within the next decade. This forward-looking vision is underpinned by plans to promote New Zealand exports and dismantle the trade barriers that currently hinder the global reach of our products, goods and services.
Waikato Business Sentiment Survey results show rebound in confidence
Our November 2023 sentiment survey reflects a Waikato business community whose confidence has rebounded with the election of a new government.
ShadowTech Day: how local businesses can empower future female tech leaders
ShadowTech Day was formally hosted in the Waikato for the first time in 2023, showcasing technology career opportunities for young girls in years 9-11. Delivered by Tech Women NZ and NZ Tech, ShadowTech Day aims to spark interest in the world of technology for female students and inspire them towards promising educational paths in the tech sector.
The Value of Local Business Events
Last week, Te Waka CEO Fiona Carrick had the privilege of being a judge for the Matamata-Piako District Council Business Night Out awards, an event that showcased the outstanding achievements of local businesses.
How Code Avengers is bridging the digital education divide
Code Avengers is on a mission to ensure that every student, regardless of background, can excel in the digital world. The Waikato-based company is making waves across New Zealand and the Pacific by helping to address the tech skills gap shortage and underrepresentation of indigenous communities in tech.
Tiaki in Waitomo shines a light on regenerative tourism in iconic destination
A new initiative, ‘Tiaki in Waitomo’, has been launched by Hamilton & Waikato Tourism to shine a light on the ability of tourism to make a meaningful and positive contribution to the environment, community wellbeing and cultural storytelling, as well as the economy.
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