Farming

Farming

There’s no better place to grow things than the Waikato! The temperate climate, rich soils and pastoral conditions make it an ideal place for raising animals and cropping.

Tourism

Tourism

Tourism is New Zealand's highest export earner. New Zealand's raw beauty, natural attractions and cultural experiences draw visitors from around the globe in droves. In the...

Dairy

Dairy

The dairy industry, farming and processing, is the most economically significant industry in the Waikato district and a critical contributor to the regional and national economies.

Electricity

Electricity

Waikato is a major energy region, producing up to one third of the nation’s total renewable (non-thermal) electricity. Almost 40 per cent of installed generation capacity is in...

Education

Education

In the Waikato district there are more than 55 primary/intermediate schools, four high schools and a number of tertiary education providers either in the district or closely...

Coal

Coal

Coal has been mined in the Waikato since the late 1840s. By the 1950s, production was over 1 million tonnes a year, and is now about 2.5 million tonnes a year.

Construction

Construction

Construction contributed $118 million to GDP in 2013 and $33 million in economic growth over the last 10 years. From 2012 to 2013 the sector grew by 10.1% - the third fastest...

Advantage

The Waikato is simply New Zealand’s best business and lifestyle location. The district is one of the country’s fastest growing places and is rich in natural resources and vital infrastructure. Best of all, the Waikato is a welcoming place. The district is open to new business, new investment, new people and new cultures. It’s hard to go past the Waikato advantage.


Resources

The Waikato is a dynamic region that is home to significant environmental, infrastructure and community resources.


Strategy

Waikato District Council and its regional partners have developed a broad range of documents, policies and plans that provide direction for future community development and investment. Strategies are generally recognised as the highest level documents, and set the direction for future initiatives.


Case Studies

Located between New Zealand's three fastest growing cities, Waikato District is an open opportunity waiting to be discovered. Here you'll learn why this district is a great place for investment. Learn about our affordable open land, open for business council and open access to national and international markets. Explore some Waikato success stories below.


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