Pokeno’s Village Estate development has now sold over 800 lots and demand for the new Hitchen stage of 1000 lots is growing stronger by the day. Waikato District Council is currently working through a plan change to zone additional residential and commercial land to cater for future growth. Te Kauwhata, which is situated 18 minutes south of Pokeno, is seeing unprecedented residential development with over 400 lots available or under development. The local council is also engaged in a structure plan process to release more land for development in Ngaruawahia. So what makes the Waikato district such an appealing place?


Economic Development Manager Clive Morgan says “the district’s rural towns and villages offer a unique community feel, access to all the services families need and growing job opportunities. While property prices in Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton soar towards new heights, you can still achieve a kiwi lifestyle at an affordable price here. The proximity to the major cities means commuters love the Waikato district as an easily accessible and affordable place to live. Here in the Waikato district, you are able to switch off from work, enjoy open spaces and spend more quality time with your family. Who wouldn’t want that! “


The recently announced Ports of Auckland Waikato Freight Hub being developed at Horotiu with its direct access to the North Island Main Trunk Line, opens up rail access to Auckland and Tauranga ports. Along with the Waikato Expressway, due for completion in 2020, the knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce and industrial zoned land and ready to go are all major factors driving new industry and employment.


When you live in the Waikato district, you’ll find world-class surfing, panoramic scenery, outstanding natural attractions and events ranging from sustainable festivals through to motorsport, right on your doorstep.


Click through the Invest, Visit and Live tabs to find out more about the Waikato district or phone 0800 252 626.

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