Waikato Economic Radar Oct-Dec 2021
We are writing this summary on Valentine’s Day, as the gift that is Omicron really starts to show its bite. It is no longer just a covid story. We have largely dodged the health bullet to date. But the reality of Omicron, and rapidly accelerating exposures, close contacts, and impact on businesses ability to keep their doors open is now palpable.
Te Waka Quarterly Update Oct-Dec 2021
Executive Summary Our work program over the last quarter of 2021 has continued at pace, despite the impact and frustrations of the extended lockdown in Auckland and other parts of New Zealand.
2022: Hamilton's year of the big build
Hamilton is set to be radically transformed over the next 12 months as work surges ahead on a host of major builds. From the completion of a $2 billion-plus roading project on its eastern fringe, to towering inner-city builds and showpiece subdivisions, 2022 shapes up as a year of big change for New Zealand’s largest inland city.
Why Rabobank head office left Wellington for Hamilton
When Rabobank decided to shift its head office from Wellington, one city stood out as a natural fit. “For me, Hamilton has a real can-do attitude in business and I really like that,” said Todd Charteris, chief executive of Rabobank New Zealand. And Rabobank could be the first among a host of businesses looking to base themselves in Hamilton.
Proposed multi-storey development to cement Hamilton's 'coming of age'
City leaders have put out a call to developers to help transform a prime inner-city site. Hamilton City Council wants to partner with private developers to build a multi-storey development next to the Victoria on the River park.
New Player Launches into the New Zealand Electric Vehicle Charging Market
Just launched, Hikotron’s EV charging stations are now available for public use at Waikato Innovation Park. A locally designed and manufactured smart charging solution, Hikotron has bold plans to roll out this technology throughout New Zealand.
University of Waikato launches a strategic partnership with Cardiff University in Wales
The University of Waikato has launched a strategic partnership with Cardiff University in Wales, designed to deliver world class collaborative research and opportunities for researchers, staff and students.
When we roll as a whānau we move as one
When Peter Rameka signed up for pre-trade TIG welding training before completing his Trade Certificate at Waikato Polytechnic 20 years ago, he found it “hard and culturally uncomfortable”. He got through the tough times by listening to his father who said, “just put your head down and make a change later”.
BOON takes the vibrance online with a lineup that’s all local
BOON takes the vibrance online with a lineup that’s all local.
Tainui's superhub titan set to supercharge New Zealand economy
Hamish Lile has the sort of job that fuels young children's sandpit dreams. A simple retelling of Lile's workday would say he's often tasked with moving big piles of dirt from one place to another. On this day, the dirt in question is preload soil used to prepare a building site. As the pile of dirt grows, it compresses the ground underneath, replicating the weight of the soon-to-be-built structure.
Momentum builds for ambitious decarbonisation plan
The University of Waikato is one step closer to its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030, buoyed by new funding announced by Climate Change Minister James Shaw as part of the $220 million State Sector Decarbonisation Fund.
Te Waka Economic Radar Q3 2021
The Waikato region is better off than most. But it’s time to be bold and embrace change as pressures consolidate. Anticipated growth in the region is creating a talent shortage - turbo charging opportunities for skilled Aucklanders looking for good jobs, education and a better quality of life.
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