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.
Inaugural week of action ignites climate action across the Waikato
A platform designed to inspire and connect a new wave of climate action volunteers, has proven to be a winning formula at the Waikato’s first-ever Climathon Ideathon.
Te Waka appoints new Chief Executive
I am pleased to announce that following a thorough search process that the Board of Te Waka has appointed Fiona Carrick as Chief Executive with effect 1st July 2022.
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.
Growth in school leavers, enrolments back to pre lockdown levels
A boost in the number of students gaining University Entrance in 2021 has translated to increased numbers of school leavers heading to the University of Waikato in 2022.
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.
Local IT company’s global excellence acknowledged at Microsoft Partner Awards
Local IT company Aware Group has been recognised for their global success after receiving the Azure Partner of the Year Award for 2021 at the Microsoft Malaysia Partner Awards.
Seaweed could hold key to cleaning up waterways
A nationwide first land-based seaweed trial aiming to clean up our waterways is about to get growing beside the Firth of Thames in the Hauraki Gulf.
The Local Organic Urban Farm Feeding the Community
Based in the heart of Rototuna, Hamilton, Earth Stewards is an Urban Farm that specialises in sustainably grown, certified organic vegetables and fruit.
Waikato Real Estate cements their place as award-winning industry leader
Waikato Real Estate cements their place as award-winning industry leader Waikato Real Estate has taken out an impressive seven awards at this year’s Leading Property Managers Association (LPMA) Industry Awards.
2022 New Zealand Economics Forum- Dealing with Covid's long tail
The 2022 New Zealand Economics Forum will bring together an outstanding lineup of top economists, policymakers, business and social leaders, and public sector officials.
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