Explore the Open - Waikato District http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Waikato District Website Information Contact http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4199/contact Waikato boasts strong and vibrant communities, great schools and huge lifestyle advantages. Contact Open Waikato for more. Wed, 08 May 2019 14:41:03 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4199/contact Contact Open Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4196/contact-open-waikato A world-class surfing and fishing mecca, panoramic scenery, cycling and hiking trails, contact Open Waikato to find out more. Wed, 08 May 2019 14:40:18 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4196/contact-open-waikato Contact Open Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4182/contact-open-waikato Location, resources, skills, transport links, infrastructure and all the support business and industry could ask for. Contact Open Waikato, the best place in New Zealand to do business. Wed, 08 May 2019 14:38:50 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4182/contact-open-waikato Population http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/137/population Nearly 40 per cent of New Zealand’s total population lives within a 150km radius of the Waikato district. The Waikato Expressway connects the population of Auckland (1.57 million) with the greater Waikato, meaning almost 2 million people are in close proximity. This provides a ready-made consumer market plus additional resources including labour and specialist skills. Tue, 07 May 2019 10:52:37 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/137/population Advantage http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/5/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. Tue, 07 May 2019 10:47:00 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/5/advantage Multimillion-dollar inland port to bring jobs, products to the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/460/multimillion-dollar-inland-port-to-bring-jobs-products-to-the-waikato Nestled behind industrial sites in the Waikato is a development poised to bring 300 jobs. Mon, 06 May 2019 09:25:09 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/460/multimillion-dollar-inland-port-to-bring-jobs-products-to-the-waikato Golf Courses http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4671/golf-courses There are a variety of welcoming, picturesque and challenging golf courses throughout the Waikato district for every skill of golfer. Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:28:52 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4671/golf-courses NZTA confirms maximum funding rate for Hamilton to Auckland passenger rail service. http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/459/nzta-confirms-maximum-funding-rate-for-hamilton-to-auckland-passenger-rail-service It's full steam ahead for passenger rail. Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:43:56 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/459/nzta-confirms-maximum-funding-rate-for-hamilton-to-auckland-passenger-rail-service District Map http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:50:27 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Employment boom in Waikato as businesses spring up http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/457/employment-boom-in-waikato-as-businesses-spring-up Businesses is booming in the Waikato District. It's one of the fastest growing districts in the country. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:42:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/457/employment-boom-in-waikato-as-businesses-spring-up Waikato screenplay Daffodils set to make film debut http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/458/waikato-screenplay-daffodils-set-to-make-film-debut DAFFODILS is a heart-aching drama of a quintessential New Zealand marriage, told with iconic New Zealand music. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:40:20 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/458/waikato-screenplay-daffodils-set-to-make-film-debut Hansa chipper about move to Waikato premises http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/456/hansa-chipper-about-move-to-waikato-premises The team at Hansa's new premises in Northgate Business Park. Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:57:09 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/456/hansa-chipper-about-move-to-waikato-premises Synlait Pokeno factory on track for completion this spring http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/455/synlait-pokeno-factory-on-track-for-completion-this-spring Synlait Milk's new dairy factory at Pokeno is taking shape with commissioning on schedule to begin in early spring. Fri, 08 Feb 2019 11:33:05 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/455/synlait-pokeno-factory-on-track-for-completion-this-spring Economic Profile http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4250/economic-profile The Waikato district economic profile contains data on economy, employment, productivity, population, businesses, standard of living, skills and tourism. Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:23:19 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4250/economic-profile First ultra-fast broadband connection made in Matangi / Tamahere http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/454/first-ultra-fast-broadband-connection-made-in-matangi-tamahere “It’s great to have a top rate internet speed, even though I’m living just outside of the city" Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:12:25 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/454/first-ultra-fast-broadband-connection-made-in-matangi-tamahere Free Business Advice http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4017/free-business-advice Waikato business people can now access free advice, support and potentially funding to help their enterprise grow with Open Waikato and Te Waka's business growth experts Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:07:23 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4017/free-business-advice Visitor Expenditure http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/480/visitor-expenditure The Waikato region has seen steady growth in international visitor expenditure and domestic visitor expenditure in the Waikato is the third highest among the 30 tourism regions in New Zealand. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:19:09 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/480/visitor-expenditure Visitor Arrivals http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/483/visitor-arrivals The Waikato district has an i-SITE information centre located in the beautiful seaside town and tourism mecca, Raglan. Waikato tourist travel and visitor information includes experiences and activities, expert local information, as well as national New Zealand travel information. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:53:36 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/483/visitor-arrivals Tourism Facts http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/484/tourism-facts Some facts about tourism in the Waikato region sourced from the Waikato District Council, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism report to Waikato District Council, 2018. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:47:09 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/484/tourism-facts Waikato Towns http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4462/waikato-towns Waikato district offers a welcoming community to suit everyone and every family. Whether it’s a sleepy rural haven, a laid-back beach resort, or towns rich in history and cultural heritage, we have it all. Our towns are a short commute to New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, and its fourth largest city, Hamilton. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:55:13 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4462/waikato-towns Hamilton-Auckland train trial gets tick from NZ Transport Agency http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/453/hamilton-auckland-train-trial-gets-tick-from-nz-transport-agency The Hamilton to Auckland train will stop at Frankton, The Base, Huntly, and Papakura (file photo). Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:28:26 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/453/hamilton-auckland-train-trial-gets-tick-from-nz-transport-agency Waikato's Perry Bridge wins on world stage http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/452/waikatos-perry-bridge-wins-on-world-stage The bridge, at Horotiu north of Hamilton, was recognised as the best pedestrian bridge at the global Structural Awards in London last weekend. Fri, 30 Nov 2018 15:18:58 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/452/waikatos-perry-bridge-wins-on-world-stage Economic agency releases plan to improve Waikato's prosperity http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/451/economic-agency-releases-plan-to-improve-waikatos-prosperity Waikato economic development agency Te Waka has released a four year plan that it hopes will drive the region's economic future. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:55:25 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/451/economic-agency-releases-plan-to-improve-waikatos-prosperity Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announces 175 Kiwibuild homes for Waikato town http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/450/housing-and-urban-development-minister-phil-twyford-announces-175-kiwibuild-homes-for-waikato-town The Lakeside development in Te Kauwhata will see 175 KiwiBuild homes starting at $480,000 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:13:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/450/housing-and-urban-development-minister-phil-twyford-announces-175-kiwibuild-homes-for-waikato-town A strategy to link South Auckland and Waikato trails http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/449/a-strategy-to-link-south-auckland-and-waikato-trails Local and central government connect with communities to discuss linkages between north Waikato and Auckland. Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:38:26 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/449/a-strategy-to-link-south-auckland-and-waikato-trails Auckland's urban sprawl gains pace south of the Bombays http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/448/aucklands-urban-sprawl-gains-pace-south-of-the-bombays Anyone driving over the Bombay Hills will have seen Pokeno undergoing a huge makeover. Tue, 16 Oct 2018 16:23:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/448/aucklands-urban-sprawl-gains-pace-south-of-the-bombays Ports of Auckland secure first tenant at one of Waikato's two inland ports http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/447/ports-of-auckland-secure-first-tenant-at-one-of-waikatos-two-inland-ports Hundreds of jobs will be created in the next few years after one of two massive inland ports near Hamilton secured its first tenant. Wed, 03 Oct 2018 09:05:33 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/447/ports-of-auckland-secure-first-tenant-at-one-of-waikatos-two-inland-ports East versus west coast battle for most beautiful small town heats up as judges visit http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/446/east-versus-west-coast-battle-for-most-beautiful-small-town-heats-up-as-judges-visit Waikato district town Raglan completing against Waihi Beach for Keep NZ Beautiful Award. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:57:48 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/446/east-versus-west-coast-battle-for-most-beautiful-small-town-heats-up-as-judges-visit Waikato's Cherry Tree Festival in Tamahere expecting thousands http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/445/waikatos-cherry-tree-festival-in-tamahere-expecting-thousands Homeowners Anne Cao and Paul Oulton are expecting thousands when doors open on Waikato Cherry Tree Festival. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:41:35 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/445/waikatos-cherry-tree-festival-in-tamahere-expecting-thousands Electric car owners amped for Hampton Downs event http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/443/electric-car-owners-amped-for-hampton-downs-event They'll be blatting around a racetrack, but don't expect it to be a noisy affair. Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:53:43 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/443/electric-car-owners-amped-for-hampton-downs-event Tūākau and Huntly earmarked for start-up train stations on commuter line to Auckland http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/444/tkau-and-huntly-earmarked-for-start-up-train-stations-on-commuter-line-to-auckland Work on passenger rail between Hamilton and Auckland is chugging along and two councils have picked their favoured spots for stations (file photo). Fri, 14 Sep 2018 15:52:28 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/444/tkau-and-huntly-earmarked-for-start-up-train-stations-on-commuter-line-to-auckland Plans and strategy http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/146/plans-and-strategy Waikato District Council and its regional partners have developed a broad range of documents, policies and plans. They provide a rich source of information to help investors make informed decisions about opportunities offered in the Waikato district. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:31:14 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/146/plans-and-strategy Massive agri-tourism development plans to bring Kiwi farm, ferry rides, accommodation to north Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/442/massive-agri-tourism-development-plans-to-bring-kiwi-farm-ferry-rides-accommodation-to-north-waikato Work on a massive agri-tourism venture just 35 minutes from Auckland International Airport is the latest in a corridor of new projects along the country's longest river. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 10:07:51 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/442/massive-agri-tourism-development-plans-to-bring-kiwi-farm-ferry-rides-accommodation-to-north-waikato Heritage Attractions http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4236/heritage-attractions Idyllic heritage attractions are peppered throughout the Waikato district. The Glen Afton Line is well-loved by children and adults alike, Woodlands Heritage Homestead and public gardens are revered and you'll be able to step back in time and reflect on our history at our monuments. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 10:01:51 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4236/heritage-attractions Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay schools get new classrooms http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/441/waikato-bay-of-plenty-and-hawkes-bay-schools-get-new-classrooms Te Kauwhata Primary, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard Ferguson and Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga to gain 10 teaching spaces to assist with roll growth. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 14:00:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/441/waikato-bay-of-plenty-and-hawkes-bay-schools-get-new-classrooms A blueprint for solving New Zealand's waste problem http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/440/a-blueprint-for-solving-new-zealands-waste-problem The small seaside community of Raglan may well have a blueprint for how New Zealand can reduce its ever-growing pile of rubbish. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:48:56 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/440/a-blueprint-for-solving-new-zealands-waste-problem End of digital divide nigh for north Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/439/end-of-digital-divide-nigh-for-north-waikato Huntly will soon get high-speed internet, a move that will end the digital divide. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:12:27 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/439/end-of-digital-divide-nigh-for-north-waikato Waikato marae wants to turn koi carp eradication into commercial venture http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/438/waikato-marae-wants-to-turn-koi-carp-eradication-into-commercial-venture Te Rui o Waikato have big plans for Lake Waikare. Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:27:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/438/waikato-marae-wants-to-turn-koi-carp-eradication-into-commercial-venture Subsea Training Centre can't keep up with demand for divers http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/437/subsea-training-centre-cant-keep-up-with-demand-for-divers As one of 10 commercial diving schools in the world and the only one in New Zealand, Huntly's Subsea Training Centre can't keep up with demand. Mon, 30 Jul 2018 16:31:44 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/437/subsea-training-centre-cant-keep-up-with-demand-for-divers MP Jamie Strange confident commuter tail announcement on the horizon http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/436/mp-jamie-strange-confident-commuter-tail-announcement-on-the-horizon Labour MP Jamie Strange confident Hamilton-Auckland commuter train cash coming Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:16:55 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/436/mp-jamie-strange-confident-commuter-tail-announcement-on-the-horizon Meet Matua X-Man 'guardian of the environment' in Waikato and Waipa http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/435/meet-matua-x-man-guardian-of-the-environment-in-waikato-and-waipa Children across the Waikato District know Paul Murray as Matua X-Man. Now Waipa children know him too. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:22 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/435/meet-matua-x-man-guardian-of-the-environment-in-waikato-and-waipa Zenders Cafe in Hamilton recreates Netherlands theme http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/434/zenders-cafe-in-hamilton-recreates-netherlands-theme New cafe in Newstead set to open in December with traditional Netherlands fare. Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:00:03 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/434/zenders-cafe-in-hamilton-recreates-netherlands-theme Digital application for Haakarimata Ranges launched by Waikato-Tainui http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/433/digital-application-for-haakarimata-ranges-launched-by-waikato-tainui It was once used as a highway, a playground and a place for women to give birth. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:12:23 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/433/digital-application-for-haakarimata-ranges-launched-by-waikato-tainui 'Serious' urban planning along Golden Triangle rail corridor http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/432/serious-urban-planning-along-golden-triangle-rail-corridor Waikato rail corridor can expect its fair share of investment. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:17:36 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/432/serious-urban-planning-along-golden-triangle-rail-corridor Almost 3,000 homes to be built in Te Kauwhata http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/431/almost-3000-homes-to-be-built-in-te-kauwhata Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford has announced 2,790 houses will be built around Te Kauwhata. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:14:40 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/431/almost-3000-homes-to-be-built-in-te-kauwhata Accommodation http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/29/accommodation Waikato district has accommodation to suit every preference. Options include welcoming bed and breakfast facilities as well as eco-retreats, hotels, motels, youth hostels and camping facilities. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 10:04:17 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/29/accommodation Waikato towns http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/38/waikato-towns Waikato district offers a welcoming community to suit everyone and every family. Whether it’s a sleepy rural haven, a laid-back beach resort, or towns rich in history and cultural heritage, we have it all. Our towns are a short commute to New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, and its fourth largest city, Hamilton. Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:11:08 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/38/waikato-towns Labour, skills and employment http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/138/labour-skills-and-employment Highly skilled, well-located and motivated staff are a valuable asset, available in the Waikato District. The district hosts a high percentage of self-employed people with 26.4 per cent self-employed in 2016 compared to New Zealand average of 18 per cent. In 2016, annual average growth in employment was 4.6 per cent, well above the NZ average of 2.7 per cent. Thu, 31 May 2018 16:33:53 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/138/labour-skills-and-employment WAIKATO RIVER RIDE ATTRACTING CYCLISTS http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/430/waikato-river-ride-attracting-cyclists "If you build it, they will come." Fri, 25 May 2018 09:44:54 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/430/waikato-river-ride-attracting-cyclists Climate http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/451/climate Given its agricultural strengths, it’s not surprising that the Waikato enjoys a wonderful temperate climate. Temperatures generally range between 21 and 26°C in summer and 5 and 14°C in winter. In 2017 the average temperature was 13.2°C (0.5°C above the 1981-2010 annual average). The mean annual rainfall ranges between 1000 and 1250mm and annual sunshine hours range between 2000 and 2200 hours. Mon, 21 May 2018 13:50:52 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/451/climate Want to move to New Zealand? http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4227/want-to-move-to-new-zealand You've visited the Waikato district and now you want to stay? Visit the New Zealand Immigation website to help extend your visit, study in New Zealand, work in New Zealand, live permanently, bring your family or start a business or invest. Mon, 21 May 2018 11:46:40 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4227/want-to-move-to-new-zealand Airports http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/512/airports Waikato district is well serviced by two airports, which are both within 30 minutes to an hours’ drive from most locations in the district. Airport shuttles and taxi services are available. Fri, 11 May 2018 12:48:11 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/512/airports Visit Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/509/visit-waikato New Zealand has it all… a unique culture combined with natural outdoor experiences in one of the cleanest and most beautiful countries on earth. In the Waikato region, visitors can choose from experiences as diverse as Hobbiton to the world-renown Waitomo caves. Close to home, tourists love our rugged west coast beaches, range of adventure sports and cultural experiences available nowhere else in the world. Fri, 11 May 2018 10:02:00 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/509/visit-waikato Volunteer for the Perry Bridge Event http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4627/volunteer-for-the-perry-bridge-event Fri, 11 May 2018 09:35:31 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4627/volunteer-for-the-perry-bridge-event Your guide to working and living in New Zealand http://openwaikato.co.nz/Live/Detail/4782/your-guide-to-working-and-living-in-new-zealand This New Zealand Government website is packed with useful, reliable information to help you get settled. Fri, 11 May 2018 09:34:34 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Live/Detail/4782/your-guide-to-working-and-living-in-new-zealand Moving to New Zealand http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4781/moving-to-new-zealand Helpful website links when thinking about moving to New Zealand. Fri, 11 May 2018 09:26:42 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4781/moving-to-new-zealand Revenue at Waikato Innovation Park soars 28% to $546m http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/429/revenue-at-waikato-innovation-park-soars-28-to-546m The daily workforce at Waikato Innovation Park will next year top 900 people. Thu, 03 May 2018 15:56:33 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/429/revenue-at-waikato-innovation-park-soars-28-to-546m Waikato school children ‘yarn bomb’ army tanks for ANZAC http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/428/waikato-school-children-yarn-bomb-army-tanks-for-anzac Waikato district ANZAC initiative goes south to Waiouru. Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:21:49 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/428/waikato-school-children-yarn-bomb-army-tanks-for-anzac Village shops get concrete progress http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/427/village-shops-get-concrete-progress Tamahere Community Hub set to take shape Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:07:47 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/427/village-shops-get-concrete-progress North Waikato town developing into a fitness hub http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/426/north-waikato-town-developing-into-a-fitness-hub Ngāruawāhia is rebranding itself as the fitness capital of the Waikato. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:37:04 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/426/north-waikato-town-developing-into-a-fitness-hub 6000 poppies will cover Waikato District to commemorate Anzac Day http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/425/6000-poppies-will-cover-waikato-district-to-commemorate-anzac-day Students of Waingaro School have been knitting poppies for Anzac Day. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:04:46 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/425/6000-poppies-will-cover-waikato-district-to-commemorate-anzac-day Youth worker says 'dreams can come true' at Women of Influence awards launch http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/423/youth-worker-says-dreams-can-come-true-at-women-of-influence-awards-launch Waikato youth worker Sharnay Cocup won the Women of Influence 2017 young leader award Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:57 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/423/youth-worker-says-dreams-can-come-true-at-women-of-influence-awards-launch Kyokushin Karate Nationals to attract over 300 competitors to Huntly http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/424/kyokushin-karate-nationals-to-attract-over-300-competitors-to-huntly Preparations are already underway for the 2018 Kyokushin Karate Nationals. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/424/kyokushin-karate-nationals-to-attract-over-300-competitors-to-huntly New Zealand's first dedicated drift park opens its gate for the first time http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/422/new-zealands-first-dedicated-drift-park-opens-its-gate-for-the-first-time Evergreen Drift Park joins the automotive playground in central Waikato district. Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:05:44 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/422/new-zealands-first-dedicated-drift-park-opens-its-gate-for-the-first-time Synlait buys land in North Waikato for $260 million infant formula plan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/421/synlait-buys-land-in-north-waikato-for-260-million-infant-formula-plan Synlait has conditionally bought 28 hectares of land in Pokeno, North Waikato, to build a $260 million infant formula manufacturing plant. Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:19:57 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/421/synlait-buys-land-in-north-waikato-for-260-million-infant-formula-plan Ngaruawahia welcomes roll-out of high speed broadband http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/405/ngaruawahia-welcomes-roll-out-of-high-speed-broadband The first of eight Waikato towns is underway. Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:20:09 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/405/ngaruawahia-welcomes-roll-out-of-high-speed-broadband 160 lot development to crop up in Ngaruawahia http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/416/160-lot-development-to-crop-up-in-ngaruawahia "Our aim is to create housing opportunities at an affordable price." Mon, 26 Feb 2018 14:19:45 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/416/160-lot-development-to-crop-up-in-ngaruawahia 投资 / 旅游 / 生活 http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3921/ Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:35:05 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3921/ 怀卡托大区漫步及骑行线路 http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4712/ 怀卡托拥有这一区域最好的漫步及骑行线路,点击这里查看线路地图 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:27:35 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4712/ Visit - 拜访, 旅游 http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3925/visit 来到开放的waikato区,我们有这么多美好的事情要看。当您在奥克兰和汉密尔顿之间旅行时,您将通过Waikato区。 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:25:17 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3925/visit Live http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3927/live asdfasdf Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:08:28 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3927/live Waikato tourism launching into new territory http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/420/waikato-tourism-launching-into-new-territory Visitors on e-bikes cut a path from Garden Place, motors kicking into gear with the crank of a pedal. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:32:24 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/420/waikato-tourism-launching-into-new-territory Show home in Taupiri will give customers the chance to experience an eHaus build http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/419/show-home-in-taupiri-will-give-customers-the-chance-to-experience-an-ehaus-build An eHaus build can now be experienced first-hand in the Waikato. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:23:29 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/419/show-home-in-taupiri-will-give-customers-the-chance-to-experience-an-ehaus-build 景点 http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4708/ 这里有世界级冲浪及垂钓胜地,360度美景,各种骑行和徒步线路,美轮美奂的自然景观及赛车和文化节庆等各种活动吸引着全世界的访客来此游览和定居,这里就是新西兰的纯美腹地-怀卡托。 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:45:46 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4708/ Events http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/525/events The Waikato region is a hub of events and activities for all to enjoy. From Arts at the Port to Zuru Nightglow Balloons Over Waikato, you'll be sure to find a Waikato or Hamilton event that will take your interest. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:10:47 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/525/events Pokeno's resilience pays off as population set to triple in coming decades http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/418/pokenos-resilience-pays-off-as-population-set-to-triple-in-coming-decades Pokeno is quickly turning from a small rural village into a town. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:52:33 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/418/pokenos-resilience-pays-off-as-population-set-to-triple-in-coming-decades Plans for adventure lake with international watersport appeal in Huntly http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/417/plans-for-adventure-lake-with-international-watersport-appeal-in-huntly Local couple have grand plans for ex-coal mine land. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:34:08 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/417/plans-for-adventure-lake-with-international-watersport-appeal-in-huntly Passion turned into glamping project in small Waikato town http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/415/passion-turned-into-glamping-project-in-small-waikato-town Raglan R&R is a new glamping getaway based in Te Uku, a 30-minute drive from Hamilton. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:26:53 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/415/passion-turned-into-glamping-project-in-small-waikato-town Taniwharau Rugby League Football Club a finalist at Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/414/taniwharau-rugby-league-football-club-a-finalist-at-brian-perry-waikato-regional-sports-awards Taniwharau Rugby League Football Club is the epitome of a sports club. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 11:14:22 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/414/taniwharau-rugby-league-football-club-a-finalist-at-brian-perry-waikato-regional-sports-awards Waikato Business Summit Planned http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/413/waikato-business-summit-planned Global giant Amazon to speak in Hamilton next month. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:17:15 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/413/waikato-business-summit-planned Raw food infiltrates canine market http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/412/raw-food-infiltrates-canine-market The raw food movement no longer just applies to people, but dogs too. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:19:46 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/412/raw-food-infiltrates-canine-market New Opening: Tony Sly Pottery, Newmarket http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/411/new-opening-tony-sly-pottery-newmarket The Raglan-based potter is now selling his signature cooks' range from a new Auckland store Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:27:09 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/411/new-opening-tony-sly-pottery-newmarket Freight & Logistics http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4633/freight-and-logistics Waikato district is centrally located between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga, making it the perfect logistics solution for freight and manufacturing businesses. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:32:50 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4633/freight-and-logistics Tourism funding boost for Waikato hotpots http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/410/tourism-funding-boost-for-waikato-hotpots The government tourism funds will help build new toilet and rubbish facilities in Raglan. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:00:37 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/410/tourism-funding-boost-for-waikato-hotpots Waikato Town Centres http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/54/waikato-town-centres Waikato district offers a welcoming community to suit everyone and every family. Whether it’s a sleepy rural haven, a laid-back beach resort, or towns rich in history and cultural heritage, we have it all. Our close neighbours include New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, and its fourth largest city, Hamilton. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:16:04 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/54/waikato-town-centres Conferences and Business Events http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4652/conferences-and-business-events The Waikato district has a number of unique locations for your business meeting, conference or event. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:57:30 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4652/conferences-and-business-events LaValla Estate http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/377/lavalla-estate LaValla Estate is a function, events and accommodation provider located 10 minutes from Pukekohe, 30 minutes from Auckland. LaValla cater for weddings, conferences and club functions. LaValla can also provide great sports facilities for indoor and outdoor entertainment. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:38:57 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/377/lavalla-estate Pokeno Village Estate http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/349/pokeno-village-estate An urban village in a rural setting, where generations have come to escape the clutter of city life, settle and become a part of the local village, start families and thrive off this fertile land. Nestled at the foot of the Bombay Hills, Pokeno is strategically located at the crossroads of State Highways 1 and 2, boasting convenient access to the north and south, the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and West Coast beaches. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:38:16 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/349/pokeno-village-estate Tuakau Hotel http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/342/tuakau-hotel Inside this gracious 1875 hotel you will discover a beautifully restored building that maintains the original charm. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:37:28 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/342/tuakau-hotel Yashili http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4040/yashili Yashili New Zealand, located in Pokeno, is one of the leading producers of infant formula for the domestic market in China. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:36:48 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4040/yashili DairyNZ http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3896/dairynz 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. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:36:16 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3896/dairynz Hampton Downs Motorsport Park http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/148/hampton-downs-motorsport-park Hampton Downs boasts International, National, and Club Circuits, Driftpan and Skidpan, Go-kart and 4WD tracks. With accommodation, corporate event and hospitality facilities, driver training, track days and an intensive events calendar, you can visit and stay at Hampton Downs to fully immerse yourself in motorsport heaven. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:35:40 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/148/hampton-downs-motorsport-park Cycling http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/471/cycling Waikato is, quite simply, one of the best cycling and mountain biking destinations in the world. It is the ‘go to’ region for visitors seeking to cycle. The area boasts a huge variety of top quality cycling tracks and mountain biking trails including the iconic Te Awa Cycle Way (The Great New Zealand River Ride). Ultimately, Te Awa will run from Ngāruawāhia south to Lake Karapiro, following the mighty Waikato River and offering stunning river and lake vistas, native bush and rural landscapes. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:48:25 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/471/cycling Waikato Freight Hub http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4043/waikato-freight-hub Ports of Auckland recognise the opportunities in Waikato district and are developing a Waikato freight hub at Northgate Business Park just north of Hamilton, only minutes to Te Rapa Gateway Industrial Park. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:31:09 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4043/waikato-freight-hub Perry Bridge and river ride opens up new link to Hamilton http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/409/perry-bridge-and-river-ride-opens-up-new-link-to-hamilton The Perry Bridge was opened to more than 1000 cyclists and pedestrians on November 2. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:49:28 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/409/perry-bridge-and-river-ride-opens-up-new-link-to-hamilton Foreign volunteers patrol Raglan's beaches for surf-season http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/408/foreign-volunteers-patrol-raglans-beaches-for-surf-season Foreign summer-hopping lifeguards are lending a hand at Raglan's beaches over the surfing season. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:55:56 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/408/foreign-volunteers-patrol-raglans-beaches-for-surf-season Business confidence grows in the Waikato District http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/407/business-confidence-grows-in-the-waikato-district Mike Rudling is proof of Waikato's growing reputation as a place to do business. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 08:56:14 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/407/business-confidence-grows-in-the-waikato-district Economic overview http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/135/economic-overview There’s no better place to do business than in the Waikato district. Smart investors and business people are Waikato-based because the district offers everything they need, and more, to make their enterprises successful and well positioned for growth. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:02:54 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/135/economic-overview Te Kauwhata Primary School gala set to help send students to camp http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/406/te-kauwhata-primary-school-gala-set-to-help-send-students-to-camp Come along to an affordable day out for all ages. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:32:45 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/406/te-kauwhata-primary-school-gala-set-to-help-send-students-to-camp Tuakau Kindergarten Duck Race set to be a quacker http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/404/tuakau-kindergarten-duck-race-set-to-be-a-quacker 1,000 ducks will traverse the mighty Waikato River in the name of fundraising. Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:11:03 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/404/tuakau-kindergarten-duck-race-set-to-be-a-quacker Huntly Speedway season kicks off with "bigger and better" opening night http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/403/huntly-speedway-season-kicks-off-with-bigger-and-better-opening-night Fireworks and family fun mark start of speedway season Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:04:30 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/403/huntly-speedway-season-kicks-off-with-bigger-and-better-opening-night Huntly College students to create shipping container home http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/402/huntly-college-students-to-create-shipping-container-home Huntly College trade students are set to take on the mammoth project of creating a shipping container home. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:54:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/402/huntly-college-students-to-create-shipping-container-home North Waikato's Te Awa Great River Ride Perry Bridge to open http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/401/north-waikatos-te-awa-great-river-ride-perry-bridge-to-open It's been five years in the making and come Thursday, the Te Awa Great River Ride Perry Bridge will open to the public. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:24:17 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/401/north-waikatos-te-awa-great-river-ride-perry-bridge-to-open Huntly's Rugby League Heroes head up mural http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/400/huntlys-rugby-league-heroes-head-up-mural Huntly league legends honoured with mural ahead of Rugby League World Cup Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:58:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/400/huntlys-rugby-league-heroes-head-up-mural Waikato brewers create tea-infused beer http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/399/waikato-brewers-create-tea-infused-beer Two Waikato businesses have put their taste buds together to create a novel brew. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:44:35 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/399/waikato-brewers-create-tea-infused-beer City growth pushing across council's northern boundary http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/398/city-growth-pushing-across-councils-northern-boundary A 135-hectare dairy farm could bolster housing stock in a city bulging at the seams. Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:45:11 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/398/city-growth-pushing-across-councils-northern-boundary Brewer Damian Houghton's favourite things about the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/397/brewer-damian-houghtons-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Three Fat Pigs, "something we had always talked about, joked about, then got serious". Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:16:01 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/397/brewer-damian-houghtons-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Exciting times ahead for Hampton Downs http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/394/exciting-times-ahead-for-hampton-downs A 68 room four star hotel, concept mall, museum and cafe are on track for Hampton Downs. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:29:45 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/394/exciting-times-ahead-for-hampton-downs Pocket money earning idea turns young Huntly brothers into entrepreneurs http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/387/pocket-money-earning-idea-turns-young-huntly-brothers-into-entrepreneurs Huntly brothers Martial and Samuel Pankhurst started their Recyclean business to earn some pocket money. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:02:28 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/387/pocket-money-earning-idea-turns-young-huntly-brothers-into-entrepreneurs Tourism contribution to the Waikato region exceeds $1.4 billion http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/391/tourism-contribution-to-the-waikato-region-exceeds-1-4-billion Tourism is making cash registers in the Waikato ring to the tune of $1.4 billion dollars. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:02:04 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/391/tourism-contribution-to-the-waikato-region-exceeds-1-4-billion A Taste of....Punnet http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/392/a-taste-of-punnet Stuff reviews Tamahere's decadent Punnet Cafe Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:01:47 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/392/a-taste-of-punnet Hino Customers Hit the Track at Hampton Downs http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/393/hino-customers-hit-the-track-at-hampton-downs Trucking industry members from across New Zealand put Hino’s latest models to the test at Hino’s Hampton Downs Track Day. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:01:29 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/393/hino-customers-hit-the-track-at-hampton-downs Population growth fastest in Northland, Auckland, and Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/395/population-growth-fastest-in-northland-auckland-and-waikato Waikato population grew 2.4 percent last year Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:00:39 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/395/population-growth-fastest-in-northland-auckland-and-waikato NZ ranked 5th on Lonely Planet's Top 10 list http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/396/nz-ranked-5th-on-lonely-planets-top-10-list The 2018 travel guide hypes up New Zealand's appeal for thrill seekers and nature lovers. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:00:34 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/396/nz-ranked-5th-on-lonely-planets-top-10-list Waikato District Council is focused on sustainable growth http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/390/waikato-district-council-is-focused-on-sustainable-growth Waikato District Council has met its financial targets for the past year, and is focused on managing rapid growth in sustainable ways, says Mayor Allan Sanson. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:54:30 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/390/waikato-district-council-is-focused-on-sustainable-growth Cheap fee for proposed Hamilton-Auckland rail link network http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/389/cheap-fee-for-proposed-hamilton-auckland-rail-link-network If all goes according to plan, a Hamilton-Auckland rail commute could become a reality Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:42:29 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/389/cheap-fee-for-proposed-hamilton-auckland-rail-link-network Sister Nancy (Jamaica) coming to Raglan YOT CLUB http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/388/sister-nancy-jamaica-coming-to-raglan-yot-club Ruapuke Roots presents Sister Nancy Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:51:20 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/388/sister-nancy-jamaica-coming-to-raglan-yot-club Ngaruawahia High School takes out supreme award for BCITO challenge http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/384/ngaruawahia-high-school-takes-out-supreme-award-for-bcito-challenge Ngaruawahia High School has come out on top of this year's BCITO Build-Ability Challenge. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:31:57 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/384/ngaruawahia-high-school-takes-out-supreme-award-for-bcito-challenge League: Kiwis will go back to basics with marae visit http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/386/league-kiwis-will-go-back-to-basics-with-marae-visit Kiwi Rugby League Team prep will take place at Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:29:07 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/386/league-kiwis-will-go-back-to-basics-with-marae-visit League: Kiwis will go back to basics with marae visit http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/385/league-kiwis-will-go-back-to-basics-with-marae-visit Kiwi Rugby League Team prep will take place at Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:26:34 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/385/league-kiwis-will-go-back-to-basics-with-marae-visit Te Kauwhata locals a second family for one-stop-shop manager http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/383/te-kauwhata-locals-a-second-family-for-one-stop-shop-manager Sunil Kumar has become a well-loved member of the Te Kauwhata community. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:47:22 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/383/te-kauwhata-locals-a-second-family-for-one-stop-shop-manager More than $6000 still needed for North Waikato planting project http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/382/more-than-6000-still-needed-for-north-waikato-planting-project And the Million Metres Streams Project is hoping the campaign - which closes on Friday - will help reach the overall target. Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:44:41 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/382/more-than-6000-still-needed-for-north-waikato-planting-project Huntly's eight-year old Taine de Thierry selected for New Zealand BMX team http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/381/huntlys-eight-year-old-taine-de-thierry-selected-for-new-zealand-bmx-team Taine de Thierry, 8, only started BMX riding two years ago and has already been selected to the New Zealand Meybo BMX team. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:17:58 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/381/huntlys-eight-year-old-taine-de-thierry-selected-for-new-zealand-bmx-team Cerebral palsy no barrier for sports-loving Jahstice before Halberg games http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/380/cerebral-palsy-no-barrier-for-sports-loving-jahstice-before-halberg-games CAITLIN WALLACE/STUFF Rugby fanatic Jahstice Harris Matthews is looking forward to competing in the Halberg Junior Disability Games for a second time. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:16:23 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/380/cerebral-palsy-no-barrier-for-sports-loving-jahstice-before-halberg-games Onewhero Area School ready to do battle on the basketball court http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/379/onewhero-area-school-ready-to-do-battle-on-the-basketball-court The Onewhero Area School boys basketball team is ready to show the country what they are made of at the Schick Premierships. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:13:42 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/379/onewhero-area-school-ready-to-do-battle-on-the-basketball-court Raglan lifeguard named as one of the best http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/378/raglan-lifeguard-named-as-one-of-the-best Sam Cron was awarded the U19 Lifeguard of the Year for Northern Region Surf Lifesaving. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:39:10 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/378/raglan-lifeguard-named-as-one-of-the-best Freight & Logistics http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4626/freight-and-logistics The Waikato district has all of the advantages for the freight, logistics and manufacturing industries. Superb location, outstanding road and rail access and a motivated workforce. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:50:43 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4626/freight-and-logistics About Us http://openwaikato.co.nz/Footer/Detail/502/about-us Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:16:24 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Footer/Detail/502/about-us Northgate Business Park - heavy industrial land available http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/683/northgate-business-park-heavy-industrial-land-available The extensive experience of the development team ensures that Northgate Business Park provides a premium opportunity for your business. Situated exactly 110km from both the port of Tauranga and the ports of Auckland, the park provides great access to rail (to the North Island Main Trunk Railway) and road (to the new Waikato Expressway). Close to Te Rapa Gateway with better access. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:33:03 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/683/northgate-business-park-heavy-industrial-land-available Waikato District successful in bid for Government housing infrastructure fund http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/363/waikato-district-successful-in-bid-for-government-housing-infrastructure-fund Te Kauwhata to grow with $37 million allocated funding Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:06:15 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/363/waikato-district-successful-in-bid-for-government-housing-infrastructure-fund Easter Egg maker Waikato Valley Chocolates opens new factory in Horotiu http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/362/easter-egg-maker-waikato-valley-chocolates-opens-new-factory-in-horotiu Waikato Valley Chocolates has opened a new Easter egg factory in Horotiu. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:03:48 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/362/easter-egg-maker-waikato-valley-chocolates-opens-new-factory-in-horotiu Soundsplash festival returning to Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/366/soundsplash-festival-returning-to-raglan Eco-conscious, family-friendly festival returns to Raglan again for 19-21 January 2018. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:02:38 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/366/soundsplash-festival-returning-to-raglan Waikato roading alliance wins LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/368/waikato-roading-alliance-wins-lgnz-excellence-award Waikato wins Best Practice in Infrastructure at LGNZ Excellence Awards Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:01:57 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/368/waikato-roading-alliance-wins-lgnz-excellence-award Small New Zealand towns that deserve more of your time http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/369/small-new-zealand-towns-that-deserve-more-of-your-time Off-the-beaten-track, these towns are worth a visit Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:01:06 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/369/small-new-zealand-towns-that-deserve-more-of-your-time Running an e-commerce business from Raglan - Fallenfront http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/371/running-an-e-commerce-business-from-raglan-fallenfront Technology, the internet and flexibility allows Fallenfront to operate from the surf shores of Raglan Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:00:02 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/371/running-an-e-commerce-business-from-raglan-fallenfront Three golds for Invivo Wines at San Francisco International Wine Competition http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/372/three-golds-for-invivo-wines-at-san-francisco-international-wine-competition The Te Kauwhata winery won the awards for its Sauvignon Blanc Pinot Noir and Graham Norton Sauvignon Blanc. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:58:58 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/372/three-golds-for-invivo-wines-at-san-francisco-international-wine-competition Mercer, North Waikato: The next tourism destination? http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/373/mercer-north-waikato-the-next-tourism-destination Mercer wants to be on the tourism map. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:57:05 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/373/mercer-north-waikato-the-next-tourism-destination A billion-dollar industry for Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/374/a-billion-dollar-industry-for-waikato Unquestionably now the country’s number one export earner, tourism attracts more than 3.6 million visitors to New Zealand shores each year. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:56:36 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/374/a-billion-dollar-industry-for-waikato Waikato district welcomes UFB expansion to growing towns http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/376/waikato-district-welcomes-ufb-expansion-to-growing-towns Six more Waikato district towns are in the line to get fibre broadband. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:55:47 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/376/waikato-district-welcomes-ufb-expansion-to-growing-towns Pop up glamping accommodation business set up in Onewhero http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/375/pop-up-glamping-accommodation-business-set-up-in-onewhero Franklin's first pop up glamping business is in operation Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:55:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/375/pop-up-glamping-accommodation-business-set-up-in-onewhero Annalese Webber shares her favourite things about the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/377/annalese-webber-shares-her-favourite-things-about-the-waikato There's an art to making the perfect cup of tea Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:52:21 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/377/annalese-webber-shares-her-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Waikato Museums http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/514/waikato-museums There are a number of boutique museums dotted throughout the Waikato district that capture our culture and history. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:01:02 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/514/waikato-museums Students get a close look at the America's Cup at Te Kauwhata College http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/370/students-get-a-close-look-at-the-americas-cup-at-te-kauwhata-college The America's Cup paid a visit to Te Kauwhata College Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:14:04 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/370/students-get-a-close-look-at-the-americas-cup-at-te-kauwhata-college Infrastructure http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/141/infrastructure Infrastructure is essential for the economic, social, cultural, spiritual, and environmental health and wellbeing of our community. Infrastructure should be developed and operated in a manner that is sustainable, taking into account economic, social, cultural, spiritual, and environmental matters. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:40:09 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/141/infrastructure Swamp pa dated accurately for first time http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/367/swamp-pa-dated-accurately-for-first-time Otahau Pa posts unveil AD1768 as date of fortification of Maori villages. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:48:50 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/367/swamp-pa-dated-accurately-for-first-time Building consents go online http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/365/building-consents-go-online Submitting a building consent application just got easier in Waikato. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:38:22 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/365/building-consents-go-online Council’s cadetship programme labelled as a win-win by Wintec http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/364/councils-cadetship-programme-labelled-as-a-win-win-by-wintec Civil-engineering cadetship opportunities available in Waikato district. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:34:58 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/364/councils-cadetship-programme-labelled-as-a-win-win-by-wintec Review: Hopin Stopin Cafe, Taupiri http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/361/review-hopin-stopin-cafe-taupiri Stunning views of the Waikato River, prompt service and tasty steak sandwich. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:25:56 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/361/review-hopin-stopin-cafe-taupiri Ngaruawahia Matariki festival features new lantern parade http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/360/ngaruawahia-matariki-festival-features-new-lantern-parade The stars will align at Ngaruawahia's Matariki Festival on 29 July. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:22:09 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/360/ngaruawahia-matariki-festival-features-new-lantern-parade It's bridge building time on Waikato expressway http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/359/its-bridge-building-time-on-waikato-expressway It's prime time for bridge building on the two biggest sections of the Waikato Expressway. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:16:35 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/359/its-bridge-building-time-on-waikato-expressway Five Councils to receive funding through HIF http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/358/five-councils-to-receive-funding-through-hif Waikato District Council receives $37 million for new housing developments in Te Kauwhata Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:06:34 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/358/five-councils-to-receive-funding-through-hif Ngaruawahia knitters create jumpers for Waikato district pound dogs http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/357/ngaruawahia-knitters-create-jumpers-for-waikato-district-pound-dogs Waikato district pound dogs with be extra warm this winter Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:04:15 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/357/ngaruawahia-knitters-create-jumpers-for-waikato-district-pound-dogs Youth given platform to showcase wheelie skills http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/355/youth-given-platform-to-showcase-wheelie-skills Wheelie pros will now have a place to showcase their skills with a new competition to be held in Ngaruawahia. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:04:32 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/355/youth-given-platform-to-showcase-wheelie-skills North Waikato students get building for BCITO challenge http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/356/north-waikato-students-get-building-for-bcito-challenge Te Kauwhata College and Ngaruawahia High School students take part in BCITO Build Ability Challenge. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:04:06 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/356/north-waikato-students-get-building-for-bcito-challenge Waikato Stories http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/518/waikato-stories The Waikato district covers more than 400,000 hectares and is home to approximately 71,200 people. It is rich in natural resources, wilderness reserves, community history and culture. Select the links below to discover some of our stories... Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:39:38 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/518/waikato-stories Culture and Heritage http://openwaikato.co.nz/Visit/Detail/185/culture-and-heritage The Waikato district is steeped in history and continues to be shaped by haunting calls from the past and the jointly-held hopes for our future. Major cultural events continue to be centred in the district as Waikato people commemorate, honour and remember our shared heritage. We have a strong sense of belonging, driven by a turbulent history between Māori and early settlers and the fact that today, Waikato remains the centre of Māoridom and the Kīngitanga movement. Mon, 03 Jul 2017 15:38:30 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Visit/Detail/185/culture-and-heritage Plastic Bag Free Raglan takes on Bow Street http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/354/plastic-bag-free-raglan-takes-on-bow-street In an effort to further share the mission of Plastic Bag Free Raglan - Pēke Kirihou Kore Whaingaroa, PBFR has taken their message to the streets, literally. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:39:20 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/354/plastic-bag-free-raglan-takes-on-bow-street Ngaruawahia youth action group hits the ground running http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/353/ngaruawahia-youth-action-group-hits-the-ground-running It's been a busy first year for the Ngaruawahia youth action group which is set to host a health expo on Friday. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:27:28 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/353/ngaruawahia-youth-action-group-hits-the-ground-running Students selected for China youth delegation trip http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/352/students-selected-for-china-youth-delegation-trip A rare opportunity of travelling through China as part of a youth delegation has been given to two North Waikato students. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:26:00 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/352/students-selected-for-china-youth-delegation-trip Niche food firm moves to Horotiu http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/351/niche-food-firm-moves-to-horotiu A food company that makes freeze-dried high-nutrition meals for a range of niche markets is expanding with a new plant at Horotiu near the Ports of Auckland freight hub. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:20:33 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/351/niche-food-firm-moves-to-horotiu Development without losing prime rural land http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/350/development-without-losing-prime-rural-land Commercial development in the Waikato district is moving ahead of the national average. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:08:09 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/350/development-without-losing-prime-rural-land Free business support available for north Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/349/free-business-support-available-for-north-waikato Over the gate - with Peter Davey (business growth services) Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:45:19 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/349/free-business-support-available-for-north-waikato Waikato walks http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/468/waikato-walks Welcome to New Zealand’s walking heartland, drawing visitors from around the world keen to soak up the district’s breathtaking scenery, clean air, unique landscapes and clear night skies. New Zealand’s national walkway, Te Araroa (Long Pathway) passes through the Waikato region and the stunning Hakarimata Range (also part of Te Araroa) offers visitors outstanding access to a fine stand of kauri trees. The district offers a wide range of tracks to suit all ages. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:18:45 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/468/waikato-walks Paul Hodge shares his favourite things about the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/348/paul-hodge-shares-his-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Paul Hodge, chief executive of Cater Plus Services, is passionate about the Waikato Culinary Fare. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:15:05 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/348/paul-hodge-shares-his-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Government funding moves Raglan nearer to zero waste http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/346/government-funding-moves-raglan-nearer-to-zero-waste Waikato's Xtreme Zero Waste awarded $150,000 for food waste collection, diversion and composting services. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:06:53 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/346/government-funding-moves-raglan-nearer-to-zero-waste Bridge set to illuminate Waikato River for cyclists http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/347/bridge-set-to-illuminate-waikato-river-for-cyclists North Waikato's Te Awa Great River Ride Perry Bridge revealed as green. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:06:25 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/347/bridge-set-to-illuminate-waikato-river-for-cyclists Food and Drink http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4585/food-and-drink Everywhere you travel in the Waikato district, you'll come across delicious local produce. Waikato's rich, fertile soil enables some of New Zealand's best produce to be grown here. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:09:45 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4585/food-and-drink Former Ngaruawahia High School student wins International Award http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/345/former-ngaruawahia-high-school-student-wins-international-award From small town to international award winner Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:25:35 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/345/former-ngaruawahia-high-school-student-wins-international-award Value of i-SITEs explained to local government owners http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/344/value-of-i-sites-explained-to-local-government-owners i-SITEs critical in promoting local business, events, councils and community services to visitors. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:25:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/344/value-of-i-sites-explained-to-local-government-owners Chief Fire Officer Karl Lapwood's QSM a tribute to North Waikato community http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/343/chief-fire-officer-karl-lapwoods-qsm-a-tribute-to-north-waikato-community Ngaruawahia fire chief Karl Lapwood has been honoured with a Queens Service Medal. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:24:45 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/343/chief-fire-officer-karl-lapwoods-qsm-a-tribute-to-north-waikato-community Arts and crafts connect Huntly community http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/342/arts-and-crafts-connect-huntly-community Everyone's welcome at Huntly's Friendship House. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:31:09 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/342/arts-and-crafts-connect-huntly-community Sharing the love with new koha shed at Ohinewai http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/341/sharing-the-love-with-new-koha-shed-at-ohinewai Community helps community in Waikato district. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:29:56 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/341/sharing-the-love-with-new-koha-shed-at-ohinewai Tough Guy and Gal competitors brave mud in Ngaruawahia race http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/340/tough-guy-and-gal-competitors-brave-mud-in-ngaruawahia-race The Ngaruawahia Loaded Tough Guy and Gal Challenge attracted about 1200 competitors over the weekend. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:25:45 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/340/tough-guy-and-gal-competitors-brave-mud-in-ngaruawahia-race Port Waikato couple take next step in transplant journey in Spain http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/339/port-waikato-couple-take-next-step-in-transplant-journey-in-spain Jacqui and Colin Church are competing at the 2017 World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:19:48 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/339/port-waikato-couple-take-next-step-in-transplant-journey-in-spain Tailored advice snapped up by local Raglan businesses http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/338/tailored-advice-snapped-up-by-local-raglan-businesses Free business advice meetings are in hot demand in Raglan. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:28:07 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/338/tailored-advice-snapped-up-by-local-raglan-businesses Economic facts http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/136/economic-facts Infometrics delivers economic information, research, analysis and forecasts that can assist businesses and other organisations in making their policy, planning and strategic decisions. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:17:04 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/136/economic-facts Key Demographic Trends http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on key demographic trends in the Waikato district. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:39:55 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Raglan Coconut Yoghurt initiatives both aim for downstream rewards http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/322/raglan-coconut-yoghurt-initiatives-both-aim-for-downstream-rewards RCY is donating 50c for every specially labelled coconut yoghurt to Million Metres project. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:31:08 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/322/raglan-coconut-yoghurt-initiatives-both-aim-for-downstream-rewards Stephanie Lynch shares her favourite things about the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/324/stephanie-lynch-shares-her-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Perhaps it's the lifestyle that gives Stephanie Lynch her calm and contented manner, her air of fulfilment. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:30:40 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/324/stephanie-lynch-shares-her-favourite-things-about-the-waikato The answer to dairy effluent storage compliance http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/327/the-answer-to-dairy-effluent-storage-compliance Flexi Tanks manager Anton Meier shows the future answer to the dairy farmers effluent issues, this bladder holds half a million litres of effluent. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:30:08 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/327/the-answer-to-dairy-effluent-storage-compliance Open Country Dairy building new factory in Horotiu http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/328/open-country-dairy-building-new-factory-in-horotiu Open Country Dairy's new Waikato factory will provide extra jobs for the region. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:29:28 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/328/open-country-dairy-building-new-factory-in-horotiu Students and community reap benefits from Te Kauwhata Primary School garden http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/335/students-and-community-reap-benefits-from-te-kauwhata-primary-school-garden The Te Kauwhata Primary school garden is nourishing students and the wider community. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:29:05 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/335/students-and-community-reap-benefits-from-te-kauwhata-primary-school-garden Revive a Smile dental charity sets up mobile clinic in Ngaruawahia http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/334/revive-a-smile-dental-charity-sets-up-mobile-clinic-in-ngaruawahia Free dental treatments have come to Ngaruawahia for the month of June thanks to the Revive a Smile Charity. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:28:17 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/334/revive-a-smile-dental-charity-sets-up-mobile-clinic-in-ngaruawahia Radar Lunjevich shares his favourite things about the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/337/radar-lunjevich-shares-his-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Raglan, The Village Cafe Whatawhata and Tony Sly's Pottery are a few of Radar's favourite things. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:20:43 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/337/radar-lunjevich-shares-his-favourite-things-about-the-waikato The Artists and the Teacup http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/336/the-artists-and-the-teacup Nestled amongst the shops in Gordonton is a revelation. The Mandarin Tree Art and Concept Store. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:19:26 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/336/the-artists-and-the-teacup Waikato artist Marti Wong exhibits scrap metal sculptures http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/333/waikato-artist-marti-wong-exhibits-scrap-metal-sculptures Tamahere man Marti Wong creates glorious works of art from scrap metal. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:33:52 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/333/waikato-artist-marti-wong-exhibits-scrap-metal-sculptures SoundSplash Festival Returns for 2018 http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/332/soundsplash-festival-returns-for-2018 Get your tickets early for next year's Soundsplash festival at Raglan. Fri, 02 Jun 2017 14:01:35 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/332/soundsplash-festival-returns-for-2018 Strategic focus need for Asian investment http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/331/strategic-focus-need-for-asian-investment Asian investors most likely to invest in Auckland or the Waikato and in the meat, dairy, forestry, horticulture and property sectors. Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:33:48 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/331/strategic-focus-need-for-asian-investment Onewhero and Karaka do battle on the hill in premier club rugby's game of the week http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/330/onewhero-and-karaka-do-battle-on-the-hill-in-premier-club-rugbys-game-of-the-week Karaka and Onewhero will battle it out this weekend in the Counties Power Game of the Week. Wed, 31 May 2017 11:59:39 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/330/onewhero-and-karaka-do-battle-on-the-hill-in-premier-club-rugbys-game-of-the-week Yoga prayers answered for small North Waikato town of Te Hoe http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/329/yoga-prayers-answered-for-small-north-waikato-town-of-te-hoe Megan Kerr is looking forward to yoga classes at the Te Hoe hall. Wed, 31 May 2017 11:56:51 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/329/yoga-prayers-answered-for-small-north-waikato-town-of-te-hoe Events http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Regular events throughout the Waikato region. Wed, 31 May 2017 09:26:26 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Domestic Tourism Market http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4547/domestic-tourism-market Activating Domestic Tourism - DGiT is a new online tool to help reach your Kiwi domestic travellers. Mon, 29 May 2017 16:54:22 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4547/domestic-tourism-market Community welcome to planting day for Mount Taupiri revamp http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/326/community-welcome-to-planting-day-for-mount-taupiri-revamp Sharnay Cocup, and Fiona Hughes are hoping for as many volunteers as possible for the Taupiri walkway planting day on June 18. Thu, 25 May 2017 13:40:50 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/326/community-welcome-to-planting-day-for-mount-taupiri-revamp Natural Attractions http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4390/natural-attractions Waikato district is home to stunning natural landscapes, world-renowned wetlands and the largest river in New Zealand, the Waikato River. Thu, 25 May 2017 11:47:53 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4390/natural-attractions Waikato Daytrips http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4302/waikato-daytrips You may have cycled around Cambridge, experienced Waitomo Caves, perhaps even immersed yourself in Hobbiton, but have you experienced the open Waikato district? Thu, 25 May 2017 11:45:56 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4302/waikato-daytrips North Waikato Transport Trust gets second shuttle http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/325/north-waikato-transport-trust-gets-second-shuttle Huntly shuttle service makes out-of-town medical appointments easier. Thu, 25 May 2017 11:17:28 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/325/north-waikato-transport-trust-gets-second-shuttle Our Lifestyle http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/36/our-lifestyle Waikato district is, quite simply, an outstanding place to live. Our natural features, location, rich cultural heritage, excellent schooling and huge lifestyle advantages are a magnet for people seeking a high quality of life. Wed, 24 May 2017 14:52:53 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/36/our-lifestyle Top 10 must-try dishes in Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/323/top-10-must-try-dishes-in-waikato These are dishes that won't disappoint. Happy eating. Wed, 24 May 2017 08:54:25 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/323/top-10-must-try-dishes-in-waikato Get the Waikato Advantage - Live in Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/Live/Detail/528/get-the-waikato-advantage-live-in-waikato Waikato boasts strong and vibrant communities, great schools and huge lifestyle advantages. Growing numbers of people are bringing up their families, starting or joining a business and living here. We think the Waikato district is the best place in New Zealand to live, why not find out for yourself? Tue, 23 May 2017 08:50:13 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Live/Detail/528/get-the-waikato-advantage-live-in-waikato Relocating to Raglan "saved my life" http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/321/relocating-to-raglan-saved-my-life Artist and designer Rick Youmans finds fresh inspiration at wharf. Mon, 22 May 2017 11:07:02 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/321/relocating-to-raglan-saved-my-life Farming http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/11/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. Tue, 16 May 2017 16:27:48 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/11/farming Coal http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/9/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. Tue, 16 May 2017 16:24:03 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/9/coal Education http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/8/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 accessible to, including Waikato University and Wintec (both based in nearby Hamilton). Tue, 16 May 2017 16:22:57 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/8/education Electricity http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/7/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 the Waikato including five thermal plants, 10 hydro plants, seven geothermal plants and one wind-farm. Tue, 16 May 2017 16:21:55 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/7/electricity Tourism http://openwaikato.co.nz/ 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 Waikato district, Raglan is highly impacted by tourism, particularly during the peak summer period, and there are a number of untapped opportunities for product development in the tourism sector in the Waikato district. Tue, 16 May 2017 16:20:38 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Dairy http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/6/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. Tue, 16 May 2017 16:20:28 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/6/dairy Post Event http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3844/post-event Tue, 16 May 2017 16:01:55 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3844/post-event How to make the perfect herbal tea with Zealong http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/320/how-to-make-the-perfect-herbal-tea-with-zealong Zealong Teas' Blend Master, Amy Reason, shows us how to brew the perfect cup of tea. Mon, 15 May 2017 14:42:44 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/320/how-to-make-the-perfect-herbal-tea-with-zealong Gold for Waikato at Global Tea Championships http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/319/gold-for-waikato-at-global-tea-championships Mayor Allan Sanson of the Waikato District Council joined Zealong in celebrating their recent triumph at 2017 Global Tea Championship Fall in Colorado, USA. Thu, 11 May 2017 14:46:31 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/319/gold-for-waikato-at-global-tea-championships New poultry farm brings 100 new jobs to Huntly http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/318/new-poultry-farm-brings-100-new-jobs-to-huntly A multi-million dollar poultry farm and hatchery is set for Huntly signalling a new industrial era for the area. Wed, 10 May 2017 08:38:41 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/318/new-poultry-farm-brings-100-new-jobs-to-huntly Big names and big swells for rich Raglan professional surfing event http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/317/big-names-and-big-swells-for-rich-raglan-professional-surfing-event A perfect swell forecast has helped attract the country's best surfers to Raglan for the next two days. Thu, 04 May 2017 12:00:21 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/317/big-names-and-big-swells-for-rich-raglan-professional-surfing-event Bombay's no hurdle for first home buyers http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/316/bombays-no-hurdle-for-first-home-buyers Aucklanders desperate to set foot on the property ladder have opportunities in the Waikato district. Tue, 02 May 2017 16:44:41 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/316/bombays-no-hurdle-for-first-home-buyers Dream small: Couple's tiny house build perfect fit for beach section http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/315/dream-small-couples-tiny-house-build-perfect-fit-for-beach-section Dreaming big to build tiny has enabled one Auckland couple to create their own luxury holiday home within a mere 35sq m plot by the beach. Tue, 02 May 2017 15:57:14 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/315/dream-small-couples-tiny-house-build-perfect-fit-for-beach-section Cultures come together at Huntly's first Islamic mosque http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/314/cultures-come-together-at-huntlys-first-islamic-mosque Everyone is welcome to use the Islamic Community Centre in Huntly, which is used as a mosque as well. Tue, 02 May 2017 12:12:05 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/314/cultures-come-together-at-huntlys-first-islamic-mosque Huntly's Lucas McKinnon faces world kyoskushin karate champion on international stage http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/313/huntlys-lucas-mckinnon-faces-world-kyoskushin-karate-champion-on-international-stage Lucas McKinnon came away with fourth place in the Super Heavy Weight at the World Weight Categories held in Tokyo. Tue, 02 May 2017 12:09:00 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/313/huntlys-lucas-mckinnon-faces-world-kyoskushin-karate-champion-on-international-stage Waikato showjumpers will showcase skills in German Friendship Games http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/312/waikato-showjumpers-will-showcase-skills-in-german-friendship-games Brayden Aarts and Leeshelle Small will ride in the German Friendship Games in July. Tue, 02 May 2017 11:58:52 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/312/waikato-showjumpers-will-showcase-skills-in-german-friendship-games Taniwharau only unbeaten side in Waikato club rugby league http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/311/taniwharau-only-unbeaten-side-in-waikato-club-rugby-league Taniwharau now only unbeaten side in Waikato club rugby league, after defeating Ngaruawahia Panthers Mon, 01 May 2017 08:56:35 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/311/taniwharau-only-unbeaten-side-in-waikato-club-rugby-league Waikato decile-one kids go to top of class http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/310/waikato-decile-one-kids-go-to-top-of-class Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga in Huntly topped NZ's NCEA Level 2 results for decile-one schools. Mon, 01 May 2017 08:51:36 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/310/waikato-decile-one-kids-go-to-top-of-class Waikato's energy and development potential impress Prime Minister Bill English http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/309/waikatos-energy-and-development-potential-impress-prime-minister-bill-english Green, wealthy and connected are the three words Prime Minister Bill English used to describe the Waikato. Mon, 01 May 2017 08:42:55 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/309/waikatos-energy-and-development-potential-impress-prime-minister-bill-english Waikato Regional Theatre project tracking well – Momentum Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/308/waikato-regional-theatre-project-tracking-well-momentum-waikato Work on creating a concept design and finding the very best location for the new Waikato Regional Theatre is tracking extremely well, says Momentum Waikato. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:56:00 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/308/waikato-regional-theatre-project-tracking-well-momentum-waikato North Waikato's 'funny kid' to make first appearance at International Comedy Gala http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/307/north-waikatos-funny-kid-to-make-first-appearance-at-international-comedy-gala Comedienne and Huntly resident Livi Mitchell says the North Waikato produces funny people like the Topp Twins. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:21:06 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/307/north-waikatos-funny-kid-to-make-first-appearance-at-international-comedy-gala Te Kauwhata's Aparangi Village up for an international award http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/306/te-kauwhatas-aparangi-village-up-for-an-international-award Nomination for Eldercare Innovation Awards is a tribute to the community. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:47:03 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/306/te-kauwhatas-aparangi-village-up-for-an-international-award Young Auckland nurse flocks to Huntly for first home http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/302/young-auckland-nurse-flocks-to-huntly-for-first-home Affordable housing highlights Huntly as a commuters paradise. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:46:54 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/302/young-auckland-nurse-flocks-to-huntly-for-first-home Meet the Maker: Raglan potter Tony Sly http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/305/meet-the-maker-raglan-potter-tony-sly Tony Sly watches the water lap over the sand from his picturesque Raglan studio. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:13:47 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/305/meet-the-maker-raglan-potter-tony-sly Waikato to host NZ’s first UN tourism monitoring observatory http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/304/waikato-to-host-nzs-first-un-tourism-monitoring-observatory The Waikato observatory will play an important role in providing robust data for better-informed planning and decision-making around tourism in New Zealand. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:02:36 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/304/waikato-to-host-nzs-first-un-tourism-monitoring-observatory North Waikato housing market heats up http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/303/north-waikato-housing-market-heats-up Waikato's lifestyle and affordability draws Auckland and Hamilton buyers in droves. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:35:26 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/303/north-waikato-housing-market-heats-up Meet Billy Lee-Pope: Upcoming photographer and film maker http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/301/meet-billy-lee-pope-upcoming-photographer-and-film-maker This week the Chronicle had a chat with Billy Lee-Pope, an up and coming photographer and film maker. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:31:55 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/301/meet-billy-lee-pope-upcoming-photographer-and-film-maker Q + A with Raglan Shuttle http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/300/q-a-with-raglan-shuttle The Raglan Chronicle recently caught up with Phil and Emily Meek, owners of local transport business Raglan Shuttle, to see what they offer to the community. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:28:01 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/300/q-a-with-raglan-shuttle Raglan farmers help bail out flood victims http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/298/raglan-farmers-help-bail-out-flood-victims Raglan farmers have helped provide some relief to those stricken by the recent floods in Edgecumbe. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:25:29 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/298/raglan-farmers-help-bail-out-flood-victims Pipers help blow away the competition http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/299/pipers-help-blow-away-the-competition Raglan pipers Deirdre Bourne and Brett McCardle recently helped blow the competition away at the New Zealand Pipe Band Championships in Nelson. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:25:20 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/299/pipers-help-blow-away-the-competition New Waikato circuit bringing Kiwis a slice of Japan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/297/new-waikato-circuit-bringing-kiwis-a-slice-of-japan New Zealand's first dedicated drift track takes shape. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:15:02 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/297/new-waikato-circuit-bringing-kiwis-a-slice-of-japan Building activity http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/142/building-activity Waikato's building industry is in good health, mirroring a national trend as house-building activity makes the biggest gain in a decade. Latest Statistics New Zealand figures show a 12 per cent jump in residential building activity across the country. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:02:35 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/142/building-activity Employment Opportunities http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4486/employment-opportunities The Waikato district is home to large international and small local businesses serving domestic and international markets. There are many opportunities to live and work in the Waikato district as well as access to large job markets in Auckland and Hamilton. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:37:02 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4486/employment-opportunities Huntly expressway that 'noone can see' http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/296/huntly-expressway-that-noone-can-see Untouched greenfields home to new Huntly section of Waikato Expressway. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:43:07 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/296/huntly-expressway-that-noone-can-see Waikato 'yarn-bombers' prepare for ANZAC Day http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/295/waikato-yarn-bombers-prepare-for-anzac-day Young and old - everyone is giving it a go. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:35:06 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/295/waikato-yarn-bombers-prepare-for-anzac-day Patumahoe's Regan Bernasconi aims for World Junior Rowing Championships http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/294/patumahoes-regan-bernasconi-aims-for-world-junior-rowing-championships Mercer Rowing Club 17 year old heading to the National Junior Trials at Lake Karapiro. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:28:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/294/patumahoes-regan-bernasconi-aims-for-world-junior-rowing-championships Te Awa Cycleway gets boost from Waikato motelliers http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/293/te-awa-cycleway-gets-boost-from-waikato-motelliers When completed, a million-dollar cable arch bridge will connect Ngaruawahia to Horotiu, enabling cyclists to ride from Ngaruawahia to Cambridge. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:12:57 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/293/te-awa-cycleway-gets-boost-from-waikato-motelliers Taupiri Youth Group recognised at New Zealand Youth Awards http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/292/taupiri-youth-group-recognised-at-new-zealand-youth-awards "It takes a team to make it work, this award is an acknowledgement of their efforts." Group leader Sharnay Cocup says. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:08:08 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/292/taupiri-youth-group-recognised-at-new-zealand-youth-awards Go Bus invest $5.4m in Waikato bus fleet http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/291/go-bus-invest-5-4m-in-waikato-bus-fleet Waikato towns are set to benefit from a $5.4 million Go Bus investment into its service Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:02:26 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/291/go-bus-invest-5-4m-in-waikato-bus-fleet Te Kauwhata http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet onTe Kauwhata. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:17:36 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ UNWTO welcomes the Waikato Tourism Monitoring Observatory in New Zealand to its INSTO Network http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/290/unwto-welcomes-the-waikato-tourism-monitoring-observatory-in-new-zealand-to-its-insto-network The Waikato Tourism Monitoring Observatory, New Zealand’s first tourism observatory, has joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO). Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:54:40 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/290/unwto-welcomes-the-waikato-tourism-monitoring-observatory-in-new-zealand-to-its-insto-network Bucking the trend - small town Te Kauwhata goes boom http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/289/bucking-the-trend-small-town-te-kauwhata-goes-boom Ken Carter drives his mobility scooter up from Te Kauwhata's retirement village to its latest subdivision "for a nosey" a couple of times a week. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:55:07 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/289/bucking-the-trend-small-town-te-kauwhata-goes-boom New Zealand's boom towns revealed http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/288/new-zealands-boom-towns-revealed Regional GDP growth is up across 12 out of New Zealand's 15 regions, according to the latest data from Statistics NZ. Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:24:44 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/288/new-zealands-boom-towns-revealed Pop up Gallery in Ngaruawahia http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/287/pop-up-gallery-in-ngaruawahia North Waikato artists given spotlight with Ngaruawahia pop up art gallery Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:25:50 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/287/pop-up-gallery-in-ngaruawahia Hospice patients treated to life in the fast lane http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/286/hospice-patients-treated-to-life-in-the-fast-lane Hospice patients treated to day of adrenaline at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:59:29 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/286/hospice-patients-treated-to-life-in-the-fast-lane Ngaruawahia kindergarten achieves Enviroschools Green-Gold status http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/285/ngaruawahia-kindergarten-achieves-enviroschools-green-gold-status Newcastle Kindergarten children are proud of all the work to achieve a Green-Gold Reflection. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:47:33 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/285/ngaruawahia-kindergarten-achieves-enviroschools-green-gold-status Miel Meyer's favourite things about the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/284/miel-meyers-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Bridal Veil Falls, Raglan, and The Village Cafe in Whatawhata are favourites of Meyer. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:30:49 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/284/miel-meyers-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Profs @ Woodlands marks a year as a favourite Hamilton cafe http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/283/profs-woodlands-marks-a-year-as-a-favourite-hamilton-cafe Waikato district's Profs @ Woodland's Cafe celebrates one year as a favourite cafe spot for locals and visitors. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:01:43 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/283/profs-woodlands-marks-a-year-as-a-favourite-hamilton-cafe Balloons over Waikato take to the air for festival http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/282/balloons-over-waikato-take-to-the-air-for-festival The Balloons over Waikato festival began its programme with the mass inflation of balloons at Innes Common. A big crowd assembled to watch the balloons take off. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:15:31 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/282/balloons-over-waikato-take-to-the-air-for-festival Waikato District Alliance apprenticeship scheme tackles skills shortage http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/281/waikato-district-alliance-apprenticeship-scheme-tackles-skills-shortage Downer Basics Civil Apprenticeship Programme created by WDA offers industry qualifications and job opportunities to the Waikato district community. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:37:49 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/281/waikato-district-alliance-apprenticeship-scheme-tackles-skills-shortage Grey skies clear for perfect launch over Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/280/grey-skies-clear-for-perfect-launch-over-waikato Balloons Over Waikato kicks off on 22 March with mass ascension. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:28:37 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/280/grey-skies-clear-for-perfect-launch-over-waikato Huntly http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on Huntly. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:42:59 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Farming a natural progression for Dairy Awards finalist http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/279/farming-a-natural-progression-for-dairy-awards-finalist Farming has been part of Rachael Foy's life since childhood and now she has been named as an Auckland Hauraki Dairy Awards finalist. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:32:57 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/279/farming-a-natural-progression-for-dairy-awards-finalist Bunnings gives helping hand at Progress to Health community garden http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/278/bunnings-gives-helping-hand-at-progress-to-health-community-garden Bunnings management staff from across the country helped build new facilities at the Ngaruawahia Community Garden. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:30:17 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/278/bunnings-gives-helping-hand-at-progress-to-health-community-garden Raglan Trio win at Billabong Grom Series Event http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/277/raglan-trio-win-at-billabong-grom-series-event The Raglan trio of Taylor Hutchison, Indica Ratima and Brie Bennett claimed big wins at the Billabong Grom Series. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:09:35 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/277/raglan-trio-win-at-billabong-grom-series-event Raglan’s Point Boardriders too strong for rest of Kiwi clubs http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/276/raglans-point-boardriders-too-strong-for-rest-of-kiwi-clubs Raglan's Point Boardriders Club walks away with Tag Team, Open Men's and Over 35s division titles. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:07:30 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/276/raglans-point-boardriders-too-strong-for-rest-of-kiwi-clubs Raglan firefighters excel in New York Stair Climb http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/275/raglan-firefighters-excel-in-new-york-stair-climb Raglan Volunteer Firefighters have excelled in the 3rd Annual New York City Memorial Stair Climb held on March 19th. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:05:21 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/275/raglan-firefighters-excel-in-new-york-stair-climb Tesh Randall shares her favourite things about the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/274/tesh-randall-shares-her-favourite-things-about-the-waikato In her green summer dress and straw trilby, long blonde hair drifting over her shoulders, skin the colour of ripe peaches, Tesh Randall stands out as an individual among the crowd in a busy cafe in Raglan – a town of individuals. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:21 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/274/tesh-randall-shares-her-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Keeping waka kopapa alive at regatta http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/273/keeping-waka-kopapa-alive-at-regatta Visitors to the Turangawaewae Regatta will see waka kopapa racing along the mighty Waikato River. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:45:52 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/273/keeping-waka-kopapa-alive-at-regatta Federated Farmers support "real world" SSEP learning at Te Kauwhata http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/272/federated-farmers-support-real-world-ssep-learning-at-te-kauwhata Federated Farmers Charitable Society has adopted Te Kauwhata College as part of Smart Waikato's Secondary School Employer Partnerships (SSEP). Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:34:26 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/272/federated-farmers-support-real-world-ssep-learning-at-te-kauwhata Waikato medical school proposal focuses on diversity http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/271/waikato-medical-school-proposal-focuses-on-diversity A proposed Waikato medical school could help prevent a generation of talented young people being lost to medicine. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:35:10 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/271/waikato-medical-school-proposal-focuses-on-diversity ‘Authentic’ Maori cultural experience all set to go at Bridal Veil Falls, Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/270/authentic-maori-cultural-experience-all-set-to-go-at-bridal-veil-falls-raglan Maori Cultural experience kicks off in Raglan. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:38:32 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/270/authentic-maori-cultural-experience-all-set-to-go-at-bridal-veil-falls-raglan Ngaruawahia http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on Ngaruawahia. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:51:40 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Free business support to help grow Raglan Start-ups and Innovators http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/268/free-business-support-to-help-grow-raglan-start-ups-and-innovators Entrepreneurs, inventors and business start-ups in the Raglan area can get valuable free advice and mentoring support thanks to a team of visiting business experts. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:45:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/268/free-business-support-to-help-grow-raglan-start-ups-and-innovators Waikato River tourism potential ready and waiting http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/269/waikato-river-tourism-potential-ready-and-waiting Big strides are being taken to turn the Waikato River into the centre of tourists' attention. Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:44:01 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/269/waikato-river-tourism-potential-ready-and-waiting Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on Raglan. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:08:23 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Education http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on education in the Waikato district. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:06:42 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Health http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on Health Services in the Waikato district. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:06:29 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Social Services http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on Social Services in the Waikato district. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:06:18 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Governance http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on the governance of the Waikato District. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:06:01 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Waahi Whaanui Trust celebrates 30-year anniversary http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/267/waahi-whaanui-trust-celebrates-30-year-anniversary The Huntly-based trust celebrated the milestone last week. Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:27:12 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/267/waahi-whaanui-trust-celebrates-30-year-anniversary Tuakau http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on Tuakau. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 16:41:25 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Tamahere http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on Tamahere. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:53:58 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Peninsula development designed to establish community quickly http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/266/peninsula-development-designed-to-establish-community-quickly In four years' time, Rangitahi Peninsula will be a small bustling community. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:18:25 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/266/peninsula-development-designed-to-establish-community-quickly Raglan Bar Crossing Awareness Day coming up http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/265/raglan-bar-crossing-awareness-day-coming-up Raglan Bar Crossing Awareness Day is scheduled for Sunday 2 April. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:51:26 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/265/raglan-bar-crossing-awareness-day-coming-up Heritage and culture takes pride of place at Huntly Library and Council Office http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/264/heritage-and-culture-takes-pride-of-place-at-huntly-library-and-council-office Local carver Hohepa Karaka Peni has lovingly created Maaori carvings for the new-look Huntly Library and Council Office. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:47:38 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/264/heritage-and-culture-takes-pride-of-place-at-huntly-library-and-council-office ANZAC Poppy Tree project growing fast http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/263/anzac-poppy-tree-project-growing-fast Knitted poppies will appear on trees in Waikato town centres in the lead-up to ANZAC Day. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:08:30 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/263/anzac-poppy-tree-project-growing-fast Sunday picnics at LaValla mean good food and entertainment http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/262/sunday-picnics-at-lavalla-mean-good-food-and-entertainment LaValla really know how to put on a picnic. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:41:39 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/262/sunday-picnics-at-lavalla-mean-good-food-and-entertainment Trendy little libraries for Huntly http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/261/trendy-little-libraries-for-huntly It's all hands on deck at the Huntly Menzsheds. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:43:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/261/trendy-little-libraries-for-huntly Port Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on Port Waikato. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:48:02 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Pokeno http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on Pokeno. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:24:08 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Maree Harris shares her favourite things about the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/260/maree-harris-shares-her-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Raglan woman Maree Harris creates exciting and unique icy treats called Dizzy Blocks. Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:18:57 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/260/maree-harris-shares-her-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Horotiu http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Click here to download our fact sheet on Horotiu. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:44:08 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Attractions http://openwaikato.co.nz/Visit/Detail/28/attractions A world-class surfing and fishing mecca, panoramic scenery, cycling and hiking trails, outstanding natural attractions and events ranging from motor-sport to cultural festivals attract a growing number of tourists from around the world to visit and stay in the Waikato district, the very heart of New Zealand. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:55:38 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Visit/Detail/28/attractions Amanda Ratuki shares her favourite things about the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/259/amanda-ratuki-shares-her-favourite-things-about-the-waikato Amanda Ratuki from The Village Farm Shop in Whatawhata, Waikato. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:27:42 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/259/amanda-ratuki-shares-her-favourite-things-about-the-waikato New dog agility park in Horotiu created from recycled materials http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/258/new-dog-agility-park-in-horotiu-created-from-recycled-materials Te Kowhai’s old playground equipment has been put to good use, with Waikato District Council using it to create a dog agility park at Horotiu. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:13:34 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/258/new-dog-agility-park-in-horotiu-created-from-recycled-materials Te Kauwhata rugby kids made famous in 'How to Dad' Jordan Watson's mockumentary http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/257/te-kauwhata-rugby-kids-made-famous-in-how-to-dad-jordan-watsons-mockumentary Jordan Watson shows the Te Kauwhata rugby kids how to throw the gumboot. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:52:51 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/257/te-kauwhata-rugby-kids-made-famous-in-how-to-dad-jordan-watsons-mockumentary Te Kauwhata College embraces modern learning model with Day Zero each Wednesday http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/256/te-kauwhata-college-embraces-modern-learning-model-with-day-zero-each-wednesday Te Kauwhata College principal Deborah Hohneck is looking forward to seeing her students flourish under the Day Zero concept. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:57:01 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/256/te-kauwhata-college-embraces-modern-learning-model-with-day-zero-each-wednesday ANZAC Poppy Tree project growing fast in Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/254/anzac-poppy-tree-project-growing-fast-in-waikato Knitted poppies will appear on trees in Waikato district town centres in the lead-up to ANZAC Day in the Waikato district. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:51:44 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/254/anzac-poppy-tree-project-growing-fast-in-waikato Local chippie: Taupiri takeaways a family affair http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/252/local-chippie-taupiri-takeaways-a-family-affair It's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of town, but come the weekend, Taupiri Takeaways is where it's at. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:49:13 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/252/local-chippie-taupiri-takeaways-a-family-affair First Waikato Technology Showcase a huge success http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/255/first-waikato-technology-showcase-a-huge-success Mouse click opens Waikato Technology Showcase rather than ribbon. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:43:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/255/first-waikato-technology-showcase-a-huge-success Raglan plans prompt look at growing pains http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/253/raglan-plans-prompt-look-at-growing-pains A development is set to begin on Raglan's Rangitahi peninsular. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:03:07 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/253/raglan-plans-prompt-look-at-growing-pains Raglan businesses 'amped' for free advice service http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/251/raglan-businesses-amped-for-free-advice-service Raglan businesses flooded in to take advantage of the new free business support service that started at the Waikato District Council offices last week. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:59:30 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/251/raglan-businesses-amped-for-free-advice-service Raglan's bridge to boomtown: 500-section development to begin http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/250/raglans-bridge-to-boomtown-500-section-development-to-begin Construction of a multi-million dollar housing development, complete with a new bridge, is set to begin. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:56:30 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/250/raglans-bridge-to-boomtown-500-section-development-to-begin Fans turn out for double header at Huntly Speedway http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/249/fans-turn-out-for-double-header-at-huntly-speedway Skies cleared as a double header of championship events was held for adrenalin junkies at Huntly and Te Rapa PlaceMakers Speedway on Saturday night. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:34:47 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/249/fans-turn-out-for-double-header-at-huntly-speedway Work underway on new Te Kauwhata skate park http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/248/work-underway-on-new-te-kauwhata-skate-park Te Kauwhata residents will be able to enjoy their new skate park soon with work underway. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:25:53 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/248/work-underway-on-new-te-kauwhata-skate-park Rockets launched in Huntly http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/247/rockets-launched-in-huntly Hundreds of spectators were thrilled to witness the launch of more than 100 rockets at the New Zealand Rocketry Association's national launch day near Huntly on Sunday. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:24:15 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/247/rockets-launched-in-huntly Design and Build in the Waikato district http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4094/design-and-build-in-the-waikato-district New dwellings are on the rise in the Waikato. Lack of homes may be a problem in Auckland but Waikato district is experiencing massive housing growth with 797 new dwellings consented in the 12 months to July 2016. Selwyn and Queestown are the only districts with higher consents over the same period. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:54:06 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4094/design-and-build-in-the-waikato-district Horse Riding http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/474/horse-riding Waikato offers a number of trails and tracks suitable for horse riding. Enjoy a range of experiences and soak up New Zealand’s unique scenery on horseback, ranging from rugged beaches to inland trails through spectacular native bush. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:22:30 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/474/horse-riding Wetlands http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/475/wetlands Waikato District is rich in waterways, lakes and wetlands including the internationally recognised Whangamarino Wetland with its floodplains and peat domes. Whangamarino is home to fernbirds/mātātā, black mudfish/waikaka, rare orchids, bladderworts and a range of native fish species. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:54:02 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/475/wetlands Surfing, Fishing & Water Sports http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/462/surfing-fishing-and-water-sports Waikato’s west coast beaches and harbours, its range of lakes plus the beautiful Waikato River provide opportunities for water sports and recreation including deep sea fishing, trout fishing, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, sport life-saving, jet and water-skiing, rowing, canoeing, Waka Ama, hang gliding, paragliding and kite surfing. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:18:48 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/462/surfing-fishing-and-water-sports Waikato hairdressers headed to New York Fashion Week http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/246/waikato-hairdressers-headed-to-new-york-fashion-week Jamie Barakat and Laura Williams went to high school together in the Waikato, and now they're headed to New York Fashion Week. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:01:30 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/246/waikato-hairdressers-headed-to-new-york-fashion-week Sir Owen Glenn makes $5 million pledge to Waikato medical school proposal http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/245/sir-owen-glenn-makes-5-million-pledge-to-waikato-medical-school-proposal Sir Owen Glenn is pledging $5 million towards the creation of a medical school in Waikato. Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:57:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/245/sir-owen-glenn-makes-5-million-pledge-to-waikato-medical-school-proposal Huntly's Lake Hakanoa boasts family friendly facilities for picnic day out http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/244/huntlys-lake-hakanoa-boasts-family-friendly-facilities-for-picnic-day-out Summer is the perfect season for picnics - reporter Caitlin Wallace explores some of North Waikato's perfect picnic spots. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:08:11 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/244/huntlys-lake-hakanoa-boasts-family-friendly-facilities-for-picnic-day-out Review: Zealong Tea Estate, Gordonton http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/243/review-zealong-tea-estate-gordonton Christel Yardley's experience of High tea at Zealong Tea Estate near Hamilton. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:53:41 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/243/review-zealong-tea-estate-gordonton NZ-built Craz-E-Horse Mustang electric car targets world speed record at Meremere http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/242/nz-built-craz-e-horse-mustang-electric-car-targets-world-speed-record-at-meremere A New Zealand-built electric car is aiming to be the world's fastest street legal electric powered vehicle. Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:30:47 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/242/nz-built-craz-e-horse-mustang-electric-car-targets-world-speed-record-at-meremere Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/347/raglan Whether you're looking for world-class surf, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, inspiring arts or simply a good old cup of coffee, laidback Raglan offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:36:58 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/347/raglan Construction http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/12/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 growth rate over the period. This sector includes construction services, building construction, road and bridges, housing and related construction services. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:54:58 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/12/construction Economic Profile http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:48:32 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Toolkit http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:42:10 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ River is the heart of Tourism http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/241/river-is-the-heart-of-tourism Event strategy to focus on more visitors to the Waikato region. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:05:34 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/241/river-is-the-heart-of-tourism Disclaimer http://openwaikato.co.nz/Footer/Detail/499/disclaimer Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:29:59 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Footer/Detail/499/disclaimer Transport http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/511/transport New Zealand offers travellers a wide range of quality private and public transport options, suiting all budgets and travelling preferences. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:26:20 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/511/transport Motorsport http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/477/motorsport Motorsport attracts thousands of people every year to the Waikato district, keen to soak up easily accessed international motorsport in an outstanding atmosphere. Facilities include the international race circuit at Hampton Downs, the speedway circuit at Huntly and dragway racing at Meremere. From hot laps to hot rods, from superbikes to stockcars and dragsters, the Waikato offers something for all motorsport fans. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:24:15 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/477/motorsport Aeronavics http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/642/aeronavics Aeronavics is a manufacturer of advanced multi-rotor airframes, RTF craft and related accessories. Based in the Waikato, Aeronavics are a committed team of enthusiasts and skilled engineers with a passion for flight. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:19:39 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/642/aeronavics Peplers Fine Foods http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/681/peplers-fine-foods Creators of beautiful jams, sauces, dessert sauces, chutneys, salsas, mustards, savoury jellies and vinaigrettes. There are many delights in life to be enjoyed and shared. Eating good food is something we all enjoy, and our range of accompaniments will enhance all meals. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:17:31 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/681/peplers-fine-foods Fact Sheets http://openwaikato.co.nz/Toolkit/Detail/3047/fact-sheets Key statistics for the Waikato District's towns and sectors can be found on the below fact sheets. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:12:35 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Toolkit/Detail/3047/fact-sheets Our Place in NZ http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/55/our-place-in-nz Waikato district sits within the greater Waikato region located in the upper central area of the North Island of New Zealand. The Waikato is in the heart of the ‘golden triangle’ between New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, its fourth largest city Hamilton and the fifth largest port city of Tauranga. With a superb location, it provides a massive and growing range of lifestyle and business opportunities, all in a stones through of these large centres. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:51:38 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/55/our-place-in-nz Airfield the venue for new Te Kowhai market http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/240/airfield-the-venue-for-new-te-kowhai-market The Te Kowhai Market has a new venue and people are travelling from all over the North Island to be there. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:52:00 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/240/airfield-the-venue-for-new-te-kowhai-market Eric Murray wins seventh top prize at Waikato Sports Awards after Olympic glory http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/239/eric-murray-wins-seventh-top-prize-at-waikato-sports-awards-after-olympic-glory Eric Murray's winning habit won't let up after he claimed his seventh sportsman of the year award at the 2016 Brian Perry Waikato Regional Sports Awards at Claudelands Arena on Thursday night. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:26:37 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/239/eric-murray-wins-seventh-top-prize-at-waikato-sports-awards-after-olympic-glory Ultra-fast broadband rolls out to more Waikato towns and fringes http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/238/ultra-fast-broadband-rolls-out-to-more-waikato-towns-and-fringes Ultra-fast broadband is being extended to 25 more towns in the Waikato, Communications Minister Simon Bridges announced on Thursday. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:23:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/238/ultra-fast-broadband-rolls-out-to-more-waikato-towns-and-fringes $300m expansion will bring UFB to 85pc of the country, but is it enough? http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/237/300m-expansion-will-bring-ufb-to-85pc-of-the-country-but-is-it-enough Ultrafast broadband is coming to more than another 200,000 homes, but doubts are already being expressed that the expansion of the network is quite ambitious enough. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:31:38 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/237/300m-expansion-will-bring-ufb-to-85pc-of-the-country-but-is-it-enough Maori artists tells the story of Rangiriri http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/236/maori-artists-tells-the-story-of-rangiriri It's home to a historical pa site and the famous Rangiriri Tavern but Te Ahorangi Totorewa hopes to see his new maori contemporary art gallery become a destination too. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:13:10 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/236/maori-artists-tells-the-story-of-rangiriri Exclusive - Castaways Resort expanding http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/235/exclusive-castaways-resort-expanding In an exclusive interview with Castaways Resort owner, Gavin Shine, the Post Newspaper can now reveal one of the best kept secrets in the community. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:03:38 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/235/exclusive-castaways-resort-expanding District looking to open new growth areas as developers pounce http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/234/district-looking-to-open-new-growth-areas-as-developers-pounce Waikato has leapt over the capital city to be one of the highest growth councils in the North Island and the mayor reckons it's going to bolt again. Wed, 25 Jan 2017 08:56:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/234/district-looking-to-open-new-growth-areas-as-developers-pounce Natural resources http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/144/natural-resources Waikato is rich in natural resources including water, soils, minerals and forestry. Their ease of availability anchor the district’s major industries including agriculture, energy generation and manufacturing. The district takes the management of these resources seriously. At both a district and regional level, councils are active in ensuring the resources are used in an environmentally sustainable way and with respect for cultural traditions and quality of life enjoyed by residents. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:33:08 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/144/natural-resources Monthly home consents hit 9-year high in Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/233/monthly-home-consents-hit-9-year-high-in-waikato The Waikato district consented 340 new dwelling consents in November 2016, a 9 year high, while New Zealand reached an 11 year high. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:51:25 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/233/monthly-home-consents-hit-9-year-high-in-waikato Raglan's Billy Stairmand wins record sixth national surfing title http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/232/raglans-billy-stairmand-wins-record-sixth-national-surfing-title Raglan's Billy Stairmand won a record sixth national open men's surfing title on Saturday, dedicating the victory to his late mother. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:30:35 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/232/raglans-billy-stairmand-wins-record-sixth-national-surfing-title Waikato District Mayor - Allan Sanson http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/652/waikato-district-mayor-allan-sanson Allan Sanson is a third-generation farmer from Huntly West who has nine years' experience in council. Allan leads a council that has identified economic development as a key driver and who support organisations – both public and private - that contribute to new infrastructure and encourage new development. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:47:37 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/652/waikato-district-mayor-allan-sanson Waikato-Tainui http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/651/waikato-tainui Waikato-Tainui is a leading tribal organisation responsible for developing and implementing initiatives which improve iwi outcomes. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:32:00 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/651/waikato-tainui Slave to summer: Ruapuke Motor Camp http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/231/slave-to-summer-ruapuke-motor-camp No cellphone reception, no wifi, no worries. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:03:02 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/231/slave-to-summer-ruapuke-motor-camp NZ's new home of drifting http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/223/nzs-new-home-of-drifting The ever-growing sport of drifting has finally established it’s own home in New Zealand with the first dedicated facility to be constructed at Meremere Dragway South of Auckland. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:30:46 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/223/nzs-new-home-of-drifting German woman more at home in Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/227/german-woman-more-at-home-in-raglan Perched on a small white wooden stool in the back of a poky Waikato art gallery is Denise Fort. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:28:38 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/227/german-woman-more-at-home-in-raglan Waikato's quirky camping options http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/226/waikatos-quirky-camping-options Off the grid, off the beaten track and off the radar even in Raglan is a house bus nestled in native bush with a sea view. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:28:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/226/waikatos-quirky-camping-options Four Corners: A Raglan local's view during the blooming busy season http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/230/four-corners-a-raglan-locals-view-during-the-blooming-busy-season Kristel Lindfield, owner of Raglan Buds Flower Farm, was arranging her bunches for sale at the Raglan Four Square on Bankart St when we stopped her for a chat about what it's like when the pace quickens in the small town. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:26:26 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/230/four-corners-a-raglan-locals-view-during-the-blooming-busy-season Free Raglan business service launches in February http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/228/free-raglan-business-service-launches-in-february A February start date has been announced for a new business support service in Raglan offering free advice and access to enterprise funding. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:57:07 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/228/free-raglan-business-service-launches-in-february A little piece of picnic paradise riverside on Ngaruawahia http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/229/a-little-piece-of-picnic-paradise-riverside-on-ngaruawahia Summer is the perfect season for picnics so this year reporter Caitlin Wallace aims to explore some of North Waikato's perfect picnic spots. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:40:01 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/229/a-little-piece-of-picnic-paradise-riverside-on-ngaruawahia Wins for young Raglan surfers at Piha http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/224/wins-for-young-raglan-surfers-at-piha A full afternoon of surfing at Piha saw eight titles awarded at the 2017 National Surfing Championships presented by Health 2000 as the seven-day event heads toward the final stages. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:14:30 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/224/wins-for-young-raglan-surfers-at-piha Raglan Surf Co legacy continues in new location http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/222/raglan-surf-co-legacy-continues-in-new-location Luke and Nat Hughes are fooling around on the verandah of the Raglan Surf Co. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:10:41 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/222/raglan-surf-co-legacy-continues-in-new-location Green Wave surf school now in fifth month http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/221/green-wave-surf-school-now-in-fifth-month A new local surf school, Green Wave Raglan, is now in its fifth month of operation and the owners are excited about the early results and feedback. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:01:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/221/green-wave-surf-school-now-in-fifth-month Soaring popularity sparks visitor impact study in Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/220/soaring-popularity-sparks-visitor-impact-study-in-raglan Raglan’s Chamber of Commerce is utilising the University of Waikato’s Management School Master’s students to conduct resident, visitor and business surveys over the summer period to further understand the impacts the booming summer economy has to the small seaside town as part of the town’s Destination Action Plan. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:57:42 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/220/soaring-popularity-sparks-visitor-impact-study-in-raglan FATHER AND SON http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/219/father-and-son The New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing at Hampton Downs from January 20-22 will celebrate the career of the legendary Kenny Smith, who’s been racing professionally since 1958. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:14:40 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/219/father-and-son Sky's the limit http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/218/skys-the-limit Drifting has been good to Sky Zhao. He left his home in China 16 years ago to finish high school in New Zealand. A degree in computer science at Auckland University followed but while he excelled in his studies, he also found time to pursue his passion for motorsport. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:08:43 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/218/skys-the-limit One proposal, one video, a few hashtags and Raglan went global http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/217/one-proposal-one-video-a-few-hashtags-and-raglan-went-global The image of Twilight actress Ashley Greene holding her hands to her face in delight as her boyfriend proposed went around the world. And that's great news for Waikato tourism. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:38:39 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/217/one-proposal-one-video-a-few-hashtags-and-raglan-went-global Review: Firepot Cafe in Gordonton Village http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/216/review-firepot-cafe-in-gordonton-village A taste of...Firepot Cafe in Gordonton Village, 1063 Gordonton Road, Waikato. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:38:23 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/216/review-firepot-cafe-in-gordonton-village New Business Service for Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/213/new-business-service-for-raglan Raglan business people will soon be able to access a free advisory and support service to help their enterprise grow. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:27:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/213/new-business-service-for-raglan New talent and fresh tastes on the menu at 2017 Raglan Arts Weekend and Little Food Fest http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/214/new-talent-and-fresh-tastes-on-the-menu-at-2017-raglan-arts-weekend-and-little-food-fest Raglan’s eighth annual Arts Weekend is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. More than 36 artists will be exhibiting in the town over Anniversary Weekend – with a large number of them new to the event. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:27:06 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/214/new-talent-and-fresh-tastes-on-the-menu-at-2017-raglan-arts-weekend-and-little-food-fest NZ savvy top tipple for UK wine buffs http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/215/nz-savvy-top-tipple-for-uk-wine-buffs Despite Brexit, New Zealand sauvignon blanc continues to set the pace for sales of wine varieties in the United Kingdom, showing the strongest growth this year. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 14:09:53 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/215/nz-savvy-top-tipple-for-uk-wine-buffs FOUR TOP STUDENTS WIN DAME TE ATAIRANGIKAAHU SCHOLARSHIPS http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/212/four-top-students-win-dame-te-atairangikaahu-scholarships Four Māori Waikato University students looking for careers involving environmental protection are the recipients of this year’s Waikato Regional Council and Waikato-Tainui Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:43:34 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/212/four-top-students-win-dame-te-atairangikaahu-scholarships Huntly couple Joan and Murray Craig awarded Kiwibank Local Hero of the Year medal http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/211/huntly-couple-joan-and-murray-craig-awarded-kiwibank-local-hero-of-the-year-medal Joan and Murray Craig are familiar faces in Huntly after committing more than three decades of their lives to the town. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:03:50 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/211/huntly-couple-joan-and-murray-craig-awarded-kiwibank-local-hero-of-the-year-medal Te Kauwhata brother and sister duo take on speedway track http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/210/te-kauwhata-brother-and-sister-duo-take-on-speedway-track Tearing it up on the Huntly Speedway track this season are brother and sister mini stock drivers Kyle and Imogen Whitiker. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:02:07 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/210/te-kauwhata-brother-and-sister-duo-take-on-speedway-track Major Waikato Expressway project full steam ahead during summer http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/209/major-waikato-expressway-project-full-steam-ahead-during-summer As the Waikato region's biggest roading project hits full steam, travellers will notice a lot of dirt being moved over summer. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:59:23 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/209/major-waikato-expressway-project-full-steam-ahead-during-summer Growing Hamilton looks to land of nearby districts http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/208/growing-hamilton-looks-to-land-of-nearby-districts Hamilton's bursting at the seams and the city council is eyeing pockets of neighbouring land. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:13:45 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/208/growing-hamilton-looks-to-land-of-nearby-districts Project Auckland: Looking beyond the big smoke http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/207/project-auckland-looking-beyond-the-big-smoke We need to capitalise more on the 'golden triangle' of Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton, writes Robert Jones. Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:10:03 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/207/project-auckland-looking-beyond-the-big-smoke Work starts on Waikato Freight Hub http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/206/work-starts-on-waikato-freight-hub Ports of Auckland has started construction of a state-of-the-art inland port at Horotiu, just north of Hamilton. Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:34:43 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/206/work-starts-on-waikato-freight-hub Property Report: The great Auckland escape http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/205/property-report-the-great-auckland-escape It's been the talk of the town for a while now - how some Aucklanders, often spurred on by the Super City's super property prices, are selling up and moving to the regions. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:28:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/205/property-report-the-great-auckland-escape Business Park and Raglan CBD expansion approved http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/204/business-park-and-raglan-cbd-expansion-approved A Waikato District Council meeting in Ngaruawahia on 5 December gave the final nod for Plan Change 14, commonly called the Raglan Rezone, the approval followed a lengthy process that began in 2014, of consultation, submission and then an independent enquiry. Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:44:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/204/business-park-and-raglan-cbd-expansion-approved Raglan a step closer to becoming plastic bag free with reusable bags coming your way http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/203/raglan-a-step-closer-to-becoming-plastic-bag-free-with-reusable-bags-coming-your-way Plastic Bag Free Raglan – Pēke Kirihou Kore Whaingaroa launched their campaign this past July, setting out on a mission to create a ‘single-use plastic bag free town’ by July of 2017. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:23:52 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/203/raglan-a-step-closer-to-becoming-plastic-bag-free-with-reusable-bags-coming-your-way Ports of Auckland set to start building Horotiu inland freight hub http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/202/ports-of-auckland-set-to-start-building-horotiu-inland-freight-hub A patch of dirt in Horotiu is about to be converted into a vital piece in Ports of Auckland's growth strategy. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:18:49 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/202/ports-of-auckland-set-to-start-building-horotiu-inland-freight-hub Great region, great story - let's tell it! http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/200/great-region-great-story-lets-tell-it Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has today launched The Waikato Story, a toolkit of resources to help drive economic growth by building a strong, consistent profile of the mighty Waikato. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:11:20 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/200/great-region-great-story-lets-tell-it WEL Networks to install electric vehicle fast charger in Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/201/wel-networks-to-install-electric-vehicle-fast-charger-in-raglan WEL Networks installs electric vehicle fast charger in Raglan before New Year Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:40:06 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/201/wel-networks-to-install-electric-vehicle-fast-charger-in-raglan Xtreme Zero Waste Raglan - Recycle Revolution http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/199/xtreme-zero-waste-raglan-recycle-revolution How does one small Waikato town recycle nearly all its consumer waste? Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:25:52 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/199/xtreme-zero-waste-raglan-recycle-revolution Your New Zealand journey starts in the Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4230/your-new-zealand-journey-starts-in-the-waikato Journey through the Waikato district and you’ll unearth some of the most picturesque scenes in New Zealand. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:30:39 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4230/your-new-zealand-journey-starts-in-the-waikato Visitor Information http://openwaikato.co.nz/Visit/Detail/508/visitor-information We love visitors – and we make it easy for you! The Waikato district is within a short drive from Auckland Airport, accessed by the Waikato Expressway, a major four-lane highway. We have welcoming information centres (i-Sites) in two main towns (Huntly and Raglan) and a wide range of tourism and accommodation operators keen to offer a warm Waikato welcome! Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:45:39 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Visit/Detail/508/visitor-information Regional growth isn't only about the big cities http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/198/regional-growth-isnt-only-about-the-big-cities It has been a good year so far for most parts of regional New Zealand, with much of the country enjoying healthy economic growth across a range of spending, investment, and labour market indicators. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:25:04 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/198/regional-growth-isnt-only-about-the-big-cities Job advertisements grow in year to October, construction demand soars http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/197/job-advertisements-grow-in-year-to-october-construction-demand-soars Job ads in Waikato rose more than 17 per cent in the year to October. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:48:21 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/197/job-advertisements-grow-in-year-to-october-construction-demand-soars Hakarimata steps lead the way for small-town New Zealand growth http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/196/hakarimata-steps-lead-the-way-for-small-town-new-zealand-growth Visitors are surging to Ngaruawahia's Hakarimata Summit. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:43:09 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/196/hakarimata-steps-lead-the-way-for-small-town-new-zealand-growth Fibre cable laid west of Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/195/fibre-cable-laid-west-of-raglan The specialised undersea cable ship 'Ile de Re' arrived west of Raglan on Sunday. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:01:52 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/195/fibre-cable-laid-west-of-raglan A Taste of...Rock-It Kitchen, Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/193/a-taste-of-rock-it-kitchen-raglan Rock-It Kitchen, 248 Wainui Rd, Raglan. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:10:33 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/193/a-taste-of-rock-it-kitchen-raglan Tomokanga unveiled at base of Hakarimata Track http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/194/tomokanga-unveiled-at-base-of-hakarimata-track A spectacular tomokanga was unveiled at the base of one of the Waikato’s most popular walking tracks over the weekend. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:09:43 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/194/tomokanga-unveiled-at-base-of-hakarimata-track A taste of...The Shack, Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/191/a-taste-of-the-shack-raglan A taste of… The Shack, corner of Bow Street and Wainui Road, Raglan. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:44:45 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/191/a-taste-of-the-shack-raglan Tuakau business owner wins business promotion http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/192/tuakau-business-owner-wins-business-promotion Tuakau business owner Baron Collocott is 'in shock' that he has won an iPad Pro package valued at over $1900 in a business promotion. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:44:28 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/192/tuakau-business-owner-wins-business-promotion Resources http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/18/resources The Waikato is a dynamic region that is home to significant environmental, infrastructure and community resources. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:08:38 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/18/resources Industry sectors http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/139/industry-sectors Waikato’s economy is robust and growing, underpinned by a number of key industries including agriculture, electricity generation, mining and manufacturing. The district is rich in natural resources and vital infrastructure and a significant contributor to the Waikato region. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:05:50 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/139/industry-sectors Tourism Sector http://openwaikato.co.nz/Visit/Detail/27/tourism-sector New Zealand’s tourism industry is enjoying an upsurge in interest and we are experiencing growth in most international visitor markets. The Waikato district is experiencing its fair share of that growth but recognises that there is much untapped potential in the district. Come and explore it for yourself, we welcome you with open arms. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:59:59 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Visit/Detail/27/tourism-sector New Chair for Tourism Body http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/190/new-chair-for-tourism-body Hamilton & Waikato Tourism has a new chair. Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:15:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/190/new-chair-for-tourism-body Case Studies http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/25/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. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:49:23 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/25/case-studies Strategy http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/21/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. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:49:08 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/21/strategy Industry Sectors http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/20/industry-sectors The Waikato economy is founded on farming, complemented by manufacturing and production. These industries, along with retail, hospitality and business services strongly influence our local labour market. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:47:52 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/20/industry-sectors Bill English opens Concretec's new buildings http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/189/bill-english-opens-concretecs-new-buildings Deputy Prime Minister Bill English was in attendance at the opening of Concretec’s new buildings in Bombay on Friday November 4. Tue, 08 Nov 2016 14:15:28 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/189/bill-english-opens-concretecs-new-buildings Waikato district continues to flourish http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/188/waikato-district-continues-to-flourish Significant growth in Ngaruawahia and Horotiu, with a number of new developments underway. Mon, 07 Nov 2016 11:16:56 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/188/waikato-district-continues-to-flourish Tamahere Gardens Fundraiser for Age Concern http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/187/tamahere-gardens-fundraiser-for-age-concern Green-fingered people of Tamahere and Matangi will have their garden creations admired in a fundraiser for Age Concern Hamilton next month. Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:47:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/187/tamahere-gardens-fundraiser-for-age-concern Council works to keep up with demand for development in the North Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/186/council-works-to-keep-up-with-demand-for-development-in-the-north-waikato An influx of housing developments has placed the Waikato District as the third fastest growing district in the country. Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:42:34 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/186/council-works-to-keep-up-with-demand-for-development-in-the-north-waikato Chef Andrew Clarke shares his favourite things about Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/185/chef-andrew-clarke-shares-his-favourite-things-about-waikato Paris, Rome, a tropical island? Nah, says Andrew Clarke, his idea of sublime time out is staying at home, having a good sleep in. Tue, 01 Nov 2016 12:08:46 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/185/chef-andrew-clarke-shares-his-favourite-things-about-waikato $4M for new classrooms in Waikato schools http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/184/4m-for-new-classrooms-in-waikato-schools Around $4 million will be invested to build a total of 11 new classrooms at six Waikato schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:16:46 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/184/4m-for-new-classrooms-in-waikato-schools New blocks and redevelopments: $17m for two Waikato schools http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/183/new-blocks-and-redevelopments-17m-for-two-waikato-schools Ngaruawahia High School has been given $8 million and Cambridge High School $9m for infrastructure development by the Ministry of Education. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:54:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/183/new-blocks-and-redevelopments-17m-for-two-waikato-schools New Zealand’s growth concentrated in handful of regions http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/182/new-zealands-growth-concentrated-in-handful-of-regions The four fastest-growing regional council areas accounted for over 75 percent of New Zealand’s population growth in the year to June 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:06:25 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/182/new-zealands-growth-concentrated-in-handful-of-regions John Key opens $8 million Zealong visitor centre and production plant http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/181/john-key-opens-8-million-zealong-visitor-centre-and-production-plant The only view of tea fields in New Zealand can now be viewed from an $8 million building. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:50:09 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/181/john-key-opens-8-million-zealong-visitor-centre-and-production-plant Graham Norton giving Invivo Wines celebrity factor http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/180/graham-norton-giving-invivo-wines-celebrity-factor Kiwi winemaker, Invivo could recruit more famous ambassadors for expansion, reports John Anthony. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:57:50 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/180/graham-norton-giving-invivo-wines-celebrity-factor Upgraded race track ready http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/179/upgraded-race-track-ready Hampton Downs race track is about to host its first major event marking the completion of its 18 month transformation. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:13:57 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/179/upgraded-race-track-ready Specialised undersea cabling ship ready to close gap from mid-Tasman to Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/178/specialised-undersea-cabling-ship-ready-to-close-gap-from-mid-tasman-to-raglan The specialised undersea cable ship ‘Ile de Re’ has arrived in Auckland – en route to the middle of the Tasman Sea where it will continue laying the final section of the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable to Raglan. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:56:34 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/178/specialised-undersea-cabling-ship-ready-to-close-gap-from-mid-tasman-to-raglan Elton Goonan in petrolhead heaven as Hampton Downs track manager http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/177/elton-goonan-in-petrolhead-heaven-as-hampton-downs-track-manager Motorsport has helped Elton Goonan travel the world but the boy from Hikutaia is back home and doing what many people would consider a dream job, Track Manager at Hampton Downs International Motorsport Park in Waikato. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:44:54 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/177/elton-goonan-in-petrolhead-heaven-as-hampton-downs-track-manager Health and Social Services http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/549/health-and-social-services In New Zealand health services are available through both the publicly funded health system and private health care providers. Private medical insurance cover is readily available. From 1 July 2015, visits to family doctors and medical prescriptions will be free for all children aged under 13. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:42:31 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/549/health-and-social-services Leadership and governance http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/56/leadership-and-governance Every three years, a mayor and 13 committed councillors are democratically elected to represent the people of the Waikato District. Those Waikato District councillors live, work and play in the district and their doors are always open to the people and the communities they serve. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:55:19 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/56/leadership-and-governance People get ready, there's a commuter train a-coming http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/176/people-get-ready-theres-a-commuter-train-a-coming A commuter rail service between Hamilton and Auckland is picking up a head of steam, but Transport Minister Simon Bridges says it will still be some time before a train pulls into the station. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:34:24 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/176/people-get-ready-theres-a-commuter-train-a-coming Guest Nights http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/496/guest-nights The Statistics New Zealand Accommodation Survey records the number of guests staying in hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, and holiday parks in New Zealand each month. Guest nights in the Waikato region are at a record high. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:19:43 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/496/guest-nights Arts http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/517/arts The Waikato region has a thriving and distinctive creative sector.There are nationally acclaimed artists in the Waikato such as painters, photographers and sculptors, as well as fresh new talent. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:32:36 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/517/arts Leadership and governance http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/145/leadership-and-governance New Zealand is divided into 16 regions. The Waikato district sits within the greater Waikato Region. The Waikato Region includes the areas covered by 11 separate local territorial authorities. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:58:54 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/145/leadership-and-governance Kia Ora: Pokeno http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/171/kia-ora-pokeno More than just a pit-stop on the way from Auckland to Hamilton, this village is worth a visit in its own right, says Elisabeth Easther. Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:10:00 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/171/kia-ora-pokeno Pending motorway completion fast-tracks commercial development opportunity http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/175/pending-motorway-completion-fast-tracks-commercial-development-opportunity The simultaneous sprawl of commercial and industrial land south from Auckland and north from Hamilton has spurred the sale of a substantial 'greenfield' development site midway between the two cities. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:08:51 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/175/pending-motorway-completion-fast-tracks-commercial-development-opportunity The best things to see and do in Pokeno http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/173/the-best-things-to-see-and-do-in-pokeno More than a pit-stop on the way from Auckland to Hamilton, this village is worth a visit in its own right, says Elisabeth Easther. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:45:05 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/173/the-best-things-to-see-and-do-in-pokeno New employer partnership schools announced http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/174/new-employer-partnership-schools-announced An initiative strengthening relationships between Waikato secondary schools and businesses will be implemented in four more schools in the region next year. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:44:02 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/174/new-employer-partnership-schools-announced Innovation Park continues to boost Waikato region http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/172/innovation-park-continues-to-boost-waikato-region Waikato Innovation Park (WIPL) reported excellent results at its recent annual general meeting. “It’s been a fantastic year both from a financial point of view and strategically,” says CEO Stuart Gordon. Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:40:31 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/172/innovation-park-continues-to-boost-waikato-region Book an appointment with a Business Growth Advisor and be in to win http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/170/book-an-appointment-with-a-business-growth-advisor-and-be-in-to-win Waikato Innovation Park business growth advisor bookings via info@openwaikato.co.nz will be in the draw to win an iPad Pro package - Details here. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:44:38 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/170/book-an-appointment-with-a-business-growth-advisor-and-be-in-to-win WIP iPad Promotion - Terms and Conditions http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4106/wip-ipad-promotion-terms-and-conditions Open Waikato Terms and Conditions Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:31:12 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4106/wip-ipad-promotion-terms-and-conditions Waikato Innovation Competition Terms and Conditions http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4100/waikato-innovation-competition-terms-and-conditions By contacting “Open Waikato” you agree and acknowledge that you will be entered into the competition to win 1 x iPadpro with key pad ‘package’. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:04:52 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4100/waikato-innovation-competition-terms-and-conditions $1M grant for inspiration ideas with potential to transform Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/169/1m-grant-for-inspiration-ideas-with-potential-to-transform-waikato Momentum Waikato will open its first Vital Waikato Grants round on Friday 14 October. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:19:00 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/169/1m-grant-for-inspiration-ideas-with-potential-to-transform-waikato New Zealand Tea wins 'Oscar' http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/168/new-zealand-tea-wins-oscar New Zealand tea, grown at Zealong Tea Estate near Hamilton, has been recognised as one of the finest beverages in the world at the ‘Oscars’ of the food industry. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:20:48 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/168/new-zealand-tea-wins-oscar Design and Build in the Waikato district http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4086/design-and-build-in-the-waikato-district New dwellings on the rise in the Waikato. Waikato district is experiencing massive new housing growth with 797 new dwellings consented in the 12 months to July 2016. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:36:43 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4086/design-and-build-in-the-waikato-district Creating youth employment opportunities in Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/167/creating-youth-employment-opportunities-in-waikato Waikato District Council looks forward to meeting with more than 100 employers, educators and other community leaders in the district at the launch of a new initiative on Wednesday 14 September to encourage more employment opportunities for Waikato youth. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:34:17 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/167/creating-youth-employment-opportunities-in-waikato New Zealand Tea Tempts German Tastebuds http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/166/new-zealand-tea-tempts-german-tastebuds Zealong Tea Estate, New Zealand’s only commercial tea plantation, signed a landmark export agreement with TeeGschwendner, the world’s largest speciality tea retailer on Saturday September 3, 2016. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 08:51:26 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/166/new-zealand-tea-tempts-german-tastebuds Population http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/37/population Nearly 40 per cent of New Zealand’s total population lives within a 150km radius of the Waikato district. The Waikato Expressway connects the population of Auckland (1.57 million) with the greater Waikato, meaning almost 2 million people are in close proximity. This provides a ready-made consumer market plus additional resources including labour and specialist skills. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:13:32 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/37/population Best practice award presented to Council’s roading alliance http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/165/best-practice-award-presented-to-councils-roading-alliance Waikato District Alliance, a joint venture between Downer New Zealand and Waikato District Council, has won a best practice award for its work on the Rotowaro culvert replacement. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:56:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/165/best-practice-award-presented-to-councils-roading-alliance House values hit $600k across NZ - Auckland nears $1m http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/164/house-values-hit-600k-across-nz-auckland-nears-1m New Zealand house values have just exceeded $600,000 for the first time while Auckland values climbed towards $1 million. Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:38:10 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/164/house-values-hit-600k-across-nz-auckland-nears-1m $1.3m bridge to provide missing link for two-wheeled travellers http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/163/1-3m-bridge-to-provide-missing-link-for-two-wheeled-travellers The suspense is nearly over for cyclists, with construction soon to start on a $1.3 million suspension bridge over the Waikato River. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:59:36 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/163/1-3m-bridge-to-provide-missing-link-for-two-wheeled-travellers Tony Quinn wants the Grand Prix at Hampton Downs http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/162/tony-quinn-wants-the-grand-prix-at-hampton-downs Tony Quinn has high hopes for the newly refurbished Hampton Downs raceway. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:17:45 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/162/tony-quinn-wants-the-grand-prix-at-hampton-downs Yashili Production Plant among Finalists at NZ Property Awards http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/161/yashili-production-plant-among-finalists-at-nz-property-awards At the recent New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards, Yashili New Zealand Dairy Company was named as a finalist in the MyTrends Industrial Property category, receiving Merit for its infant formula production plant in Pokeno. Mon, 04 Jul 2016 11:03:40 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/161/yashili-production-plant-among-finalists-at-nz-property-awards Local eatery joins Matariki Dish Challenge http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/160/local-eatery-joins-matariki-dish-challenge Waikato district eatery and outdoor activities venue, Nikau Caves and Café, has entered this year’s ‘Tino Reka te Kai Matariki Dish Challenge’. The café is one of 21 eateries which have taken up the region-wide event - running from now until Monday, 11 July inclusive - celebrating the harvest grown, produced and served in the Waikato region. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:51:56 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/160/local-eatery-joins-matariki-dish-challenge Infrastructure http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/201/infrastructure Waikato district offers all the modern infrastructure expected of a highly-developed district with a strong focus on economic development. Our aim is to build and plan for infrastructure that contributes to long-term sustainable communities and to the overall health and well-being of our district and its people. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:34:15 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/201/infrastructure Free advice for business people http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4016/free-advice-for-business-people North Waikato business people can now access free advice, support and potentially funding to help their enterprise grow. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:39:03 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/4016/free-advice-for-business-people Artwork at Ngaruawahia http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/159/artwork-at-ngaruawahia As part of the upcoming district-wide Matariki initiative, two large sculptures by internationally-recognised Ngaruawahia artist Wayne Ross will be on display at Waikato District Council’s Ngaruawahia Office from Monday 23 May 2016. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:57:24 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/159/artwork-at-ngaruawahia Waikato's housing market continues to benefit from Auckland commuters http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/158/waikatos-housing-market-continues-to-benefit-from-auckland-commuters Waikato's housing market continues to boom thanks to Auckland commuters, with house values increasing rapidly. Tue, 31 May 2016 12:52:42 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/158/waikatos-housing-market-continues-to-benefit-from-auckland-commuters Local artists’ Matariki exhibition opportunity an open and shut case http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/157/local-artists-matariki-exhibition-opportunity-an-open-and-shut-case Waikato District Council is ‘lifting the lid’ for the second time on the work of local artists, with the return of its upcoming ‘suitcase’ art exhibition which aims to celebrate Matariki (the Maaori New Year) in the district. The exhibition is part of the Council’s local Matariki Festival events and it focuses on one of the festival’s five themes: Mahi Toi (the arts). Wed, 18 May 2016 09:19:30 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/157/local-artists-matariki-exhibition-opportunity-an-open-and-shut-case Sneak peek at Huntly's $458 million roading project http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/156/sneak-peek-at-huntlys-458-million-roading-project Hidden in the valleys and hills to the east of Huntly, work is underway to dramatically reshape Waikato's northern gateway. Fri, 06 May 2016 13:30:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/156/sneak-peek-at-huntlys-458-million-roading-project Huge economic benefit likely through 2017 World Masters Game http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/155/huge-economic-benefit-likely-through-2017-world-masters-game When the world's largest multi-sport event comes knocking on Waikato's door next year, it will bring with it statistics likely to out-shoot even the Olympics. Fri, 06 May 2016 13:18:05 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/155/huge-economic-benefit-likely-through-2017-world-masters-game Raglan offers a 'little piece of paradise' http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/154/raglan-offers-a-little-piece-of-paradise To the west of Hamilton lies Raglan, a dramatic piece of coastline with a rough left hand surf break. Where bright Pohutakawa and native bush, slightly bent from the sea wind, make their way down the cliff faces to meet the comforting black sand. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:40:24 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/154/raglan-offers-a-little-piece-of-paradise Raglan-based drone company Aeronavics to raise $5 million http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/153/raglan-based-drone-company-aeronavics-to-raise-5-million New Zealand drone company Aeronavics is looking to raise $5 million to push its international growth plans. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:56:48 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/153/raglan-based-drone-company-aeronavics-to-raise-5-million Work starts on Hamilton section of Waikato Expressway http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/152/work-starts-on-hamilton-section-of-waikato-expressway The soil has been broken on Waikato's largest roading project. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:20:49 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/152/work-starts-on-hamilton-section-of-waikato-expressway Waikato popular holiday spot for Auckland residents http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/151/waikato-popular-holiday-spot-for-auckland-residents Mobile data usage has put the spotlight on a mass annual migration of tech savvy humans to the regions over the summer break. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 15:00:00 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/151/waikato-popular-holiday-spot-for-auckland-residents Mayor ‘chuffed’ at port decision http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/150/mayor-chuffed-at-port-decision Ports of Auckland’s decision to build a major freight hub in Waikato proves the district’s growing status as an “economic power-house,” according to Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 13:55:11 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/150/mayor-chuffed-at-port-decision INVIVO SECURES HISTORIC 114-YEAR-OLD WINERY http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/149/invivo-secures-historic-114-year-old-winery Hi Charlie, We have some exciting news! We have secured a long term lease and full control of an historic 114-year-old winery south of Auckland in Te Kauwhata. Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:12:08 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/149/invivo-secures-historic-114-year-old-winery Ports of Auckland set to develop multimillion dollar freight hub in Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/148/ports-of-auckland-set-to-develop-multimillion-dollar-freight-hub-in-waikato Ports of Auckland signed a conditional agreement to purchase 33 hectares at Northgate Business Park in the Waikato to build a multimillion dollar freight hub. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:44:43 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/148/ports-of-auckland-set-to-develop-multimillion-dollar-freight-hub-in-waikato Teen gains national title after launching largest amateur rocket in Taupiri http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/147/teen-gains-national-title-after-launching-largest-amateur-rocket-in-taupiri An event for rocket enthusiasts to launch their biggest and most impressive rockets, was held in Taupiri on Sunday, attracting groups from as far as India. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:54:50 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/147/teen-gains-national-title-after-launching-largest-amateur-rocket-in-taupiri 'Hyper months' ahead as Waikato/BoP property market outpaces Auckland? http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/146/hyper-months-ahead-as-waikatobop-property-market-outpaces-auckland The supercity has taken a back seat to its nearest neighbours as Waikato and Bay of Plenty team up with Northland to set the pace in the New Zealand housing market. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:49:22 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/146/hyper-months-ahead-as-waikatobop-property-market-outpaces-auckland Chinese Company Weihai Station to buy large farm west of Auckland http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/145/chinese-company-weihai-station-to-buy-large-farm-west-of-auckland A Chinese company is planning to build a resort on a large coastal farm it has been given approval to buy near Auckland. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:52:30 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/145/chinese-company-weihai-station-to-buy-large-farm-west-of-auckland Thinking of developing in Pokeno’s main street? http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/144/thinking-of-developing-in-pokenos-main-street Waikato District Council has adopted a design guide that will direct the look of new development (including enhancements to existing properties) on Pokeno’s main street. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 11:29:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/144/thinking-of-developing-in-pokenos-main-street Mayor's Community Awards recognise outstanding contribution to community http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/143/mayors-community-awards-recognise-outstanding-contribution-to-community The Waikato District Council’s Mayoral Community Awards were held this morning with 13 nominees attending along with their friends and family. These awards are held every two years and recognise the significant contribution made by volunteers to the community and to the vitality of the Waikato district. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:36:37 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/143/mayors-community-awards-recognise-outstanding-contribution-to-community http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:25:48 GMT http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Houston, we have arrived http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/141/houston-we-have-arrived Air New Zealand's inaugural flight between Auckland and Houston, Texas has touched down this morning. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:10:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/141/houston-we-have-arrived Cambridge section of Waikato Expressway ready to open http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/140/cambridge-section-of-waikato-expressway-ready-to-open The Cambridge section of the Waikato Expressway was officially opened on Tuesday and the public will be able to use it for the first time from Wednesday. It runs between Tamahere to just south of Cambridge, passing over eight bridges, including the imposing Karapiro Gully Viaduct. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:01:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/140/cambridge-section-of-waikato-expressway-ready-to-open Record High for Visitor Spend in Hamilton & Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/139/record-high-for-visitor-spend-in-hamilton-and-waikato Visitor spending in the Hamilton & Waikato region for the year ended March 2015 has reached the highest figures on record according to statistics released on Friday. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:16:44 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/139/record-high-for-visitor-spend-in-hamilton-and-waikato Chinese Factpage Placeholder (non visible) http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3919/chinese-factpage-placeholder-non-visible Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:44:38 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3919/chinese-factpage-placeholder-non-visible Chinese dairy producer opens in Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/133/chinese-dairy-producer-opens-in-waikato Chinese-owned dairy producer Yashili opened its massive new factory in Waikato today – the first business of its kind to open a manufacturing base overseas. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:17:35 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/133/chinese-dairy-producer-opens-in-waikato Yashili, Arla and Danone sign agreement http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/134/yashili-arla-and-danone-sign-agreement Yashili International along with European dairy producers Arla and Danone have entered into global strategic cooperation agreement. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:15:43 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/134/yashili-arla-and-danone-sign-agreement The New Zealand China Council has analysed China's investment flows into New Zealand that have resulted in a $6.6 bln stake, or 6.8% of all foreign investment http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/137/the-new-zealand-china-council-has-analysed-chinas-investment-flows-into-new-zealand-that-have-resulted-in-a-6-6-bln-stake-or-6-8-of-all-foreign-investment The New Zealand China Council has analysed the substantial direct investment coming to New Zealand from China, showing that Chinese companies are being attracted by the FTA, our stable environment, and investor-friendly tax regime. The following is extracted from a Council report: Fostering Growth. It is here with permission. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:13:25 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/137/the-new-zealand-china-council-has-analysed-chinas-investment-flows-into-new-zealand-that-have-resulted-in-a-6-6-bln-stake-or-6-8-of-all-foreign-investment PM tours Waikato Milking Systems global headquarters http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/136/pm-tours-waikato-milking-systems-global-headquarters Hand-cleaned garden rocks and gleaming steel welcomed Prime Minister John Key to the opening a flash "tin shed" to kick off his visit to the Waikato. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 13:42:25 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/136/pm-tours-waikato-milking-systems-global-headquarters Yashili New Zealand's Pokeno factory opens http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/135/yashili-new-zealands-pokeno-factory-opens Yashili New Zealand Dairy Co has opened its new state-of-the-art infant formula manufacturing plant in Pokeno, south of Auckland. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 13:32:00 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/135/yashili-new-zealands-pokeno-factory-opens Waikato District Council continues to move online http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/132/waikato-district-council-continues-to-move-online Following its recent launch of Maps Online, Waikato District Council has now released an electronic version of its District Plan online, coined ‘Waikato district e-Plan’. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:00:27 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/132/waikato-district-council-continues-to-move-online Funding Boost for Trail-Blazing Raglan Cycle Project http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/131/funding-boost-for-trail-blazing-raglan-cycle-project Raglan’s Ocean Trails Mountain Bike Park is one of five projects across New Zealand to receive funding from the latest round of the Government’s Tourism Growth Partnership Fund. The $8 million per annum fund, administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment aims to boost innovation and productivity within the tourism sector. Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:58:48 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/131/funding-boost-for-trail-blazing-raglan-cycle-project Fertile fields for foreigners http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/130/fertile-fields-for-foreigners Of the 78,000 Germans who visit each year, some stay to set up businesses. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:17:57 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/130/fertile-fields-for-foreigners Raglan Library and Office late night opening http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/129/raglan-library-and-office-late-night-opening The Raglan Library and Council Office will soon be offering extended hours with its very first late night on Wednesday 14 October. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:49:14 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/129/raglan-library-and-office-late-night-opening Zealong Tea Tastes Major Award Success in Asia http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/128/zealong-tea-tastes-major-award-success-in-asia A trip to Asia's foremost natural and organic expo has proved fruitful for Zealong Tea, which has clinched 'Best New Natural/Organic Beverage' in its maiden appearance - an award voted for by visitors. Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:25:16 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/128/zealong-tea-tastes-major-award-success-in-asia Waikato developers offer free land to buyers http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/127/waikato-developers-offer-free-land-to-buyers A group of Waikato developers hope to entice Auckland buyers by giving away the one-acre Kiwi dream. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:01:56 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/127/waikato-developers-offer-free-land-to-buyers Ultrafast Fibre build six months ahead of schedule http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/126/ultrafast-fibre-build-six-months-ahead-of-schedule Ultrafast Fibre will finish building an 3000 km ultra fast fibre optic broadband network in the North Island six months ahead of schedule. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:54:07 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/126/ultrafast-fibre-build-six-months-ahead-of-schedule Small spaces with big flavours http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/125/small-spaces-with-big-flavours Creative New Zealand foodies are serving up fantastic food from tiny spaces. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 12:50:50 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/125/small-spaces-with-big-flavours WEL Networks supports Raglan power project http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/124/wel-networks-supports-raglan-power-project Raglan residents exploring generating their own power have the support of WEL Networks. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:42:56 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/124/wel-networks-supports-raglan-power-project Waikato population tipped to grow more than 40 per cent by 2063 http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/123/waikato-population-tipped-to-grow-more-than-40-per-cent-by-2063 While the number of people living in Waikato's main centre will rise over the next 50 years, smaller centres will need to fight to retain their numbers. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:16:15 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/123/waikato-population-tipped-to-grow-more-than-40-per-cent-by-2063 Ideas and innovation thrive inside Waikato Innovation Park http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/122/ideas-and-innovation-thrive-inside-waikato-innovation-park Waikato Innovation Park has become a "community of innovators" says park chief executive Stuart Gordon as people come together to share ideas. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:09:31 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/122/ideas-and-innovation-thrive-inside-waikato-innovation-park TGH to sell up to half of The Base http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/121/tgh-to-sell-up-to-half-of-the-base Half of Waikato-Tainui's flagship development, The Base shopping centre in Hamilton, will go up for sale as the tribe seeks to free up cash. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:55:46 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/121/tgh-to-sell-up-to-half-of-the-base Waikato-Tainui 2015 Annual Result Announced http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/120/waikato-tainui-2015-annual-result-announced Waikato-Tainui is reporting solid performance in a year significant for advances in its social development initiatives, environment programmes, diversification of its commercial activities and the 20th anniversary of its historic Raupatu settlement. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:40:04 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/120/waikato-tainui-2015-annual-result-announced Waikato town running out of water taps into Auckland's supply http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/119/waikato-town-running-out-of-water-taps-into-aucklands-supply The population explosion in North Waikato has forced council to tap into the super city's water main to secure supply for escapees of Auckland's maddening housing market. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:35:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/119/waikato-town-running-out-of-water-taps-into-aucklands-supply Down dairy cycle an opportunity for booming Waikato-Tainui iwi http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/118/down-dairy-cycle-an-opportunity-for-booming-waikato-tainui-iwi The dairy downturn may have opened the door for tribal giant Waikato-Tainui to broaden their investment portfolio and continue to build their empire. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:57:32 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/118/down-dairy-cycle-an-opportunity-for-booming-waikato-tainui-iwi Up, up, and away: NZ drone makers target Hollywood http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/117/up-up-and-away-nz-drone-makers-target-hollywood Deep in New Zealand's dairying heartland, drone maker Aeronavics tests aircraft designed to corner the fast-growing emerging market for unmanned aerial vehicles in the film and television business. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:57:01 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/117/up-up-and-away-nz-drone-makers-target-hollywood New $9m investment in Waikato Innovation Park approved http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/116/new-9m-investment-in-waikato-innovation-park-approved A deal to build a new $9.4 million purpose-built building at Waikato Innovation Park has been soured by claims of poor governance and oversight by city officials. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:35:47 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/116/new-9m-investment-in-waikato-innovation-park-approved Waikato and Hamilton Tourism gets funding boost http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/115/waikato-and-hamilton-tourism-gets-funding-boost Hamilton and Waikato Tourism has been given a vote of confidence by the region's councils, by the way of a funding boost. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:28:08 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/115/waikato-and-hamilton-tourism-gets-funding-boost Economic Strategy Implementation Governance Group Named http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/114/economic-strategy-implementation-governance-group-named A high class team of Waikato business and political leaders has been appointed to oversee the implementation of a ground-breaking economic development strategy prepared under the auspices of the Waikato Mayoral Forum. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:58:12 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/114/economic-strategy-implementation-governance-group-named Savings from water company proposal too great to ignore http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/113/savings-from-water-company-proposal-too-great-to-ignore A massive shake-up of Waikato's water management that could save hundreds of millions of dollars has been given its first tick of approval but knocked back a proposal to join up with the outfit running Auckland's water. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:48:52 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/113/savings-from-water-company-proposal-too-great-to-ignore Housing boom spreads south of the Bombay border http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/112/housing-boom-spreads-south-of-the-bombay-border Skyrocketing house prices mean Aucklanders’ can no longer ignore happenings south of the Bombay Hills, as competitive house and land packages spark a population explosion ‘south of the border.’ Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:05:36 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/112/housing-boom-spreads-south-of-the-bombay-border Economic strategy gathering impetus http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/111/economic-strategy-gathering-impetus Implementation of a new economic development strategy for the Waikato is gathering pace, with a number of projects well underway and a private-public governance group in the process of being finalised. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:52:45 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/111/economic-strategy-gathering-impetus No housing crisis in Auckland: John Key http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/110/no-housing-crisis-in-auckland-john-key Prime Minister John Key is standing by his statements that there isn't a housing crisis in Auckland and says the decision to tax property speculators was only made in April. Mon, 18 May 2015 12:58:10 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/110/no-housing-crisis-in-auckland-john-key Auckland property: New rules 'won't have a huge impact' - Key http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/109/auckland-property-new-rules-wont-have-a-huge-impact-key Two-year ownership requirement and curbs on foreign buyers announced as Govt moves to cool the Auckland market. Mon, 18 May 2015 12:50:03 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/109/auckland-property-new-rules-wont-have-a-huge-impact-key Waikato River ride brings people together http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/108/waikato-river-ride-brings-people-together Jennifer Palmer has become a cycling enthusiast thanks to her work on Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride. Mon, 11 May 2015 12:57:10 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/108/waikato-river-ride-brings-people-together 80 year celebration for family business http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/107/80-year-celebration-for-family-business Tuakau's Grahams Funeral Services' Lynne Graham, her son Mark Graham and his son Jared Graham proudly celebrate the family-operated business' 80th anniversary. Thu, 07 May 2015 10:51:51 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/107/80-year-celebration-for-family-business Waikato Milking Systems set for international growth http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/106/waikato-milking-systems-set-for-international-growth The walls have gone up, the roof is on, and the final slabs of cedar are being put into place. The hulking 8000 square metres of buildings that dominate Northgate Business Park are ready. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:18:14 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/106/waikato-milking-systems-set-for-international-growth Opening of Yashili's $212 million plant delayed http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/105/opening-of-yashilis-212-million-plant-delayed Pokeno's $212 million infant milk formula factory has hit an eight-month delay as it works its way through red tape. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:27:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/105/opening-of-yashilis-212-million-plant-delayed Annual inflation just 0.1 per cent, lowest since 1999 http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/104/annual-inflation-just-0-1-per-cent-lowest-since-1999 Interest rates are likely to remain on hold for longer after annual inflation fell to just 0.1 per cent, although unions and the Green Party want rates to be cut. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:28:58 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/104/annual-inflation-just-0-1-per-cent-lowest-since-1999 Auckland house prices surge 13 per cent http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/103/auckland-house-prices-surge-13-per-cent Auckland house prices surged 13 per cent annually and are up $83,000, from $637,000 last March to $720,000 last month. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:03:43 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/103/auckland-house-prices-surge-13-per-cent Tainui Group Holdings chief says goodbye http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/102/tainui-group-holdings-chief-says-goodbye After eight years at the helm of one of Waikato's biggest businesses, Mike Pohio is ready to move on to other challenges. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:00:04 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/102/tainui-group-holdings-chief-says-goodbye Waikato building boom sparks job call http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/101/waikato-building-boom-sparks-job-call The Waikato's construction sector is feeling the effects of a building boom and is desperate to recruit more apprentices. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:16:00 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/101/waikato-building-boom-sparks-job-call Parity: A pinch for some, a party for others http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/100/parity-a-pinch-for-some-a-party-for-others Waikato businesses are keeping a wary eye on the Australian economy while consumers celebrate the Kiwi dollar's near-parity with that of our neighbour. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:23:58 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/100/parity-a-pinch-for-some-a-party-for-others Take a simulated trip along Huntly expressway http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/98/take-a-simulated-trip-along-huntly-expressway The start of construction on the $458 million Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway may be up to six months away but the public can already take a virtual drive-through. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:00:23 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/98/take-a-simulated-trip-along-huntly-expressway Turangawaewae Regatta celebrates 120 years http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/97/turangawaewae-regatta-celebrates-120-years Young and old from near and far gathered on the banks of the Waikato River at Ngaruawahia over the weekend to take in the 120-year celebrations of the Turangawaewae Regatta Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:48:47 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/97/turangawaewae-regatta-celebrates-120-years Waikato expansion likely for Open Country Dairy http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/96/waikato-expansion-likely-for-open-country-dairy Open Country Dairy's next decision on processing expansion is close, as a waiting list of more than 500 farmers press to supply. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:45:58 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/96/waikato-expansion-likely-for-open-country-dairy Billion-dollar funding boost to Waikato Expressway http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/95/billion-dollar-funding-boost-to-waikato-expressway The final three links of the chain that will allow commuters a swifter drive through the Waikato are about to fall into place, thanks to a billion-dollar funding injection. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:00:17 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/95/billion-dollar-funding-boost-to-waikato-expressway Te Kowhai celebrates its 125th birthday http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/94/te-kowhai-celebrates-its-125th-birthday One hundred and twenty five years have passed by since Te Kowhai Primary School was established, and the area celebrated with a weekend full of festivities. Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:48:43 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/94/te-kowhai-celebrates-its-125th-birthday SODA Inc. moving to Wintec House http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/93/soda-inc-moving-to-wintec-house Waikato business incubator SODA Inc. will be relocating to Wintec House in the heart of Hamilton city, alongside the Waikato Chamber of Commerce this month. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:49:56 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/93/soda-inc-moving-to-wintec-house New Zealand considers regulatory framework for drones to operate beyond-line-of-sight http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/92/new-zealand-considers-regulatory-framework-for-drones-to-operate-beyond-line-of-sight Allowing drones to operate beyond the operator's line of sight could provide economic gains of up to $190 million a year to New Zealand's farming, forestry and energy sectors, according to a report commissioned by Callaghan Innovation. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:44:20 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/92/new-zealand-considers-regulatory-framework-for-drones-to-operate-beyond-line-of-sight Drone company Aeronavics' funding takes off http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/90/drone-company-aeronavics-funding-takes-off Raglan company Aeronavics raised its target of $750,000 in just three days, and is now over the $1m mark. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:41:06 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/90/drone-company-aeronavics-funding-takes-off Prime Minister's big on Waikato commute http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/89/prime-ministers-big-on-waikato-commute If you can't afford a house in Auckland the prime minister has some advice for you – head to Waikato. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:54:08 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/89/prime-ministers-big-on-waikato-commute River crossing a boon for Waikato cycling http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/88/river-crossing-a-boon-for-waikato-cycling A proposed river crossing could drive an economic stake into the ground and cement the region as the country's top cycling destination. Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:12:36 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/88/river-crossing-a-boon-for-waikato-cycling Yashili factory promises 'dramatic' flow-on effect http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/87/yashili-factory-promises-dramatic-flow-on-effect FACTORY GROWING JOBS: Yashili's $210 million infant milk formula plant in Pokeno will be commissioned next year. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:59:48 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/87/yashili-factory-promises-dramatic-flow-on-effect E TU Wed, 05 Nov 2014 Thank you for sharing in the success of E Tu Waikato Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:48:27 GMT Event Mining key to rural wealth - report http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/86/mining-key-to-rural-wealth-report Rural New Zealand needs to mine its mineral wealth if it is to escape a cycle of economic decline and poverty, according to a report released today. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:27:08 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/86/mining-key-to-rural-wealth-report Waikato region's 'unprecedented growth' http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/85/waikato-regions-unprecedented-growth Growth in the northern reaches of the Waikato District shows no signs of abating as building consent applications flood into the council mailbox. Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:19:01 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/85/waikato-regions-unprecedented-growth E Tu Speaker Videos Fri, 28 Nov 2014 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:59:53 GMT Event Workshop Presentations Mon, 10 Nov 2014 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:59:12 GMT Event Speaker Presentations Mon, 10 Nov 2014 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:58:33 GMT Event Waikato District open for business - By Lynne Richardson http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/84/waikato-district-open-for-business-by-lynne-richardson Hampton Downs Motorsport Park – a successful business venture that delivers $12 million in value to the Waikato district. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:12:47 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/84/waikato-district-open-for-business-by-lynne-richardson Waikato Milking Systems sites to be consolidated http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/83/waikato-milking-systems-sites-to-be-consolidated Northgate Business Park's solitary building will soon have a neighbour. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:53:22 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/83/waikato-milking-systems-sites-to-be-consolidated Workshop Presentations http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3850/workshop-presentations Find all of the workshop presentations from the day here as a downloadable pdf. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:00:51 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3850/workshop-presentations Speaker Presentations http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3846/speaker-presentations Find all of the speaker presentations from the day here as a downloadable pdf. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:48:13 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3846/speaker-presentations Concretec http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/680/concretec Concretec has grown rapidly to become a significant pre-cast concrete supplier of a full range of reinforced concrete products to the industry and is typically involved with the most prestigious construction projects in greater Auckland. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:54:04 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/680/concretec Business in Waikato District is growing fast http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/80/business-in-waikato-district-is-growing-fast It's game on in Waikato as our northern-most district council competes to secure big business in its neck of the woods. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:32:19 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/80/business-in-waikato-district-is-growing-fast Aeronavics http://openwaikato.co.nz/InfoMetrics/Detail/786/aeronavics Aeronavics is a manufacturer of advanced multi-rotor airframes, RTF craft and related accessories. Based in the Waikato, Aeronavics are a committed team of enthusiasts and skilled engineers with a passion for flight. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:39:38 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/InfoMetrics/Detail/786/aeronavics Employment outpaces strongest population growth in 10 years http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/82/employment-outpaces-strongest-population-growth-in-10-years Rising employment is more than keeping up with our growing population, while unemployment has fallen to 5.4 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:12:21 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/82/employment-outpaces-strongest-population-growth-in-10-years E Tu http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3832/e-tu MANY THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THE E TU WAIKATO CONFERENCE Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:26:58 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/3832/e-tu Focus on business opportunities http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/79/focus-on-business-opportunities Waikato District will be the star of the show today at a forum for business leaders and developers. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:02:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/79/focus-on-business-opportunities Waikato investors offered free advice http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/78/waikato-investors-offered-free-advice More than 135 decision-makers and investors from around New Zealand will meet in the Waikato next week to discuss global and national investment trends which are fundamentally impacting the Waikato district. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:48:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/78/waikato-investors-offered-free-advice Council launches economic development tool for investors http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/77/council-launches-economic-development-tool-for-investors Waikato District Council is to launch a unique web-based tool for investors aimed at supporting new business and new investment in the district. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:43:15 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/77/council-launches-economic-development-tool-for-investors NZ wealth growth on top of the world http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/76/nz-wealth-growth-on-top-of-the-world New Zealand's wealth has grown more than that of any other country in the world since 2000, according to a new report released by Credit Suisse. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:43:00 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/76/nz-wealth-growth-on-top-of-the-world Resilient NZ near top of table http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/74/resilient-nz-near-top-of-table Index ranks country one of the least corrupt and most politically stable Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:18:13 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/74/resilient-nz-near-top-of-table Locals given sporting chance http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/73/locals-given-sporting-chance What should be included in Tamahere’s new recreation reserve and where, and how should it look? Tamahere residents are invited to share their ideas and views on the new sports and recreation park at a community drop-in session on Monday, October 13 from 2.30-6.30pm at the Tamahere Community Centre. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:24:04 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/73/locals-given-sporting-chance Events http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Regular events throughout the Waikato region Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:31:41 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Turner walkway to open http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/71/turner-walkway-to-open The Allan Turner Walkway, with its impressive suspension bridge, will be officially opened on Saturday, October 4. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:29:42 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/71/turner-walkway-to-open Waikato district focus on community wellbeing and growth opportunities http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/72/waikato-district-focus-on-community-wellbeing-and-growth-opportunities In line with our goal to enable further economic development and employment opportunities in our district, this month we launched Open Waikato, our online prospectus. This is a fantastic resource for people... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:32:46 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/72/waikato-district-focus-on-community-wellbeing-and-growth-opportunities Building activity gathers momentum http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/70/building-activity-gathers-momentum Spending on commercial construction in the Waikato is booming this year, with value of consents streaking ahead of 2013's statistics. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:44:04 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/70/building-activity-gathers-momentum Why the NZ exchange rate is unjustified and unsustainable http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/69/why-the-nz-exchange-rate-is-unjustified-and-unsustainable The Reserve Bank considers the level of the exchange rate is unjustified and unsustainable, and that it is susceptible to a significant downward adjustment, Governor Graeme Wheeler said in a statement today. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:52:47 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/69/why-the-nz-exchange-rate-is-unjustified-and-unsustainable Waikato district focus on community wellbeing and growth opportunities http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/67/waikato-district-focus-on-community-wellbeing-and-growth-opportunities In line with our goal to enable further economic development and employment opportunities in our district, this month we launched Open Waikato, our online prospectus. This is a fantastic resource for people who want to invest, live or visit the Waikato as it provides economic data, fact sheets on our towns and video case studies of businesses establishing themselves in the district. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:53:36 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/67/waikato-district-focus-on-community-wellbeing-and-growth-opportunities Hamilton’s planned $3.3 billion transport hub has jumped its biggest regulatory hurdle http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/66/hamiltons-planned-3-3-billion-transport-hub-has-jumped-its-biggest-regulatory-hurdle Hamilton's planned $3.3 billion transport hub has jumped its biggest regulatory hurdle and now faces only resource consenting before it becomes a reality. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:25:32 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/66/hamiltons-planned-3-3-billion-transport-hub-has-jumped-its-biggest-regulatory-hurdle Handling Auckland's growth implications for Waikato http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/65/handling-aucklands-growth-implications-for-waikato The growth of Auckland could have pluses and minuses for Waikato, with the region needing to be ready to meet challenges and take up the opportunities it presents. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:50:59 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/65/handling-aucklands-growth-implications-for-waikato Trade on the agenda at Turangawaewae http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/63/trade-on-the-agenda-at-turangawaewae Trade talks were put on the agenda as the billion-dollar iwi welcomed 26 international diplomats to Ngaruawahia. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:51:37 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/63/trade-on-the-agenda-at-turangawaewae Tourism operators investing more in sector http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/64/tourism-operators-investing-more-in-sector Waikato tourism operators are continuing to invest significantly to support the development and marketing of the region as a visitor destination. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:51:04 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/64/tourism-operators-investing-more-in-sector E tu Waikato <br>29.10.14 <br>9am - 3.30pm<br> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 If you’re wondering why global organisations like Yashili are investing millions to open their doors in the Waikato, don’t miss this outstanding opportunity.

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National Agricultural Fieldays Tue, 11 Jun 2013 The National Agricultural Fieldays is the largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in the Hamilton & Waikato region, with more than 1,000 exhibitors across 40 hectares, the National Agricultural Fieldays is Australasia’s definitive agri-business event. For a few days in June each year, the Mystery Creek site just outside Hamilton turns into a bustling temporary town. Over 100,000 people pour through the gates to check out the products and displays, marvel at the machinery and innovations, be entertained by the likes of the Bachelor of the Year competition, and experience what has made the National Agricultural Fieldays such a successful event. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:52:50 GMT Event Hamilton 150th Commemorations Sun, 24 Aug 2014 Hamilton City turns 150 on August 24th 2014 , with a year of great events planned to celebrate the occasion. Street Parties, a gala ball, especially commissioned artwork, a lecture series and song writing competition are just some of the great events planned for the Hamilton 150th celebrations, for all the details, city history and planned events visit www.hamilton150.co.nz Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:49:26 GMT Event Etu event Sat, 21 Jun 2014 Economic development Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:09:35 GMT Event Waikato Tainui http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/789/waikato-tainui Waikato-Tainui is a leading tribal organisation responsible for developing and implementing initiatives which improve iwi outcomes. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:22:37 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/789/waikato-tainui Waikato District Mayor - Allan Sampson http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/790/waikato-district-mayor-allan-sampson Allan Sanson is a third-generation farmer from Huntly West who has nine years' experience in council. Allan leads a council that has identified economic development as a key driver and who support organisations – both public and private - that contribute to new infrastructure and encourage new development. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:20:58 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/790/waikato-district-mayor-allan-sampson Concretec http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/791/concretec Concretec has grown rapidly to become a significant pre-cast concrete supplier of a full range of reinforced concrete products to the industry and is typicaly involved with the most prestigious construction projects in greater Auckland. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:19:49 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/791/concretec Peplers Fine Foods http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/792/peplers-fine-foods Creators of beautiful jams, sauces, dessert sauces, chutneys, salsas, mustards, savoury jellies and vinaigrettes. There are many delights in life to be enjoyed and shared. Eating good food is something we all enjoy, and our range of accompaniments will enhance all meals. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:19:23 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/792/peplers-fine-foods Northgate Business Park http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/793/northgate-business-park The extensive experience of the development team ensures Northgate Business Park provides a premium opportunity for your business. Situated exactly 110km from both the port of Tauranga and the ports of Auckland, the park provides great access to rail (to the North Island Main Trunk Railway) and road (to the new Waikato Expressway). Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:18:51 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/793/northgate-business-park LaValla Estate http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/798/lavalla-estate LaValla Estate is a function, events and accommodation provider located 10 minutes from Pukekohe, 30 minutes from Auckland. LaValla cater for weddings, conferences and club functions. LaValla can also provide great sports facilities for indoor and outdoor entertainment. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:18:21 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/798/lavalla-estate Pokeno Village Estate http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/797/pokeno-village-estate An urban village in a rural setting, where generations have come to escape the clutter of city life, settle and become a part of the local village, start families and thrive off this fertile land. Nestled at the foot of the Bombay Hills, Pokeno is strategically located at the crossroads of State Highways 1 and 2, boasting convenient access to the north and south, the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and West Coast beaches. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:16:53 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/797/pokeno-village-estate Hampton Downs Motorsport Park http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/794/hampton-downs-motorsport-park The Hampton Downs track has been designed for FIA Level 2 usage, which is just one step below Formula One. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:16:04 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/794/hampton-downs-motorsport-park Tuakau Hotel http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/795/tuakau-hotel Inside this gracious 1875 hotel you will discover a beautifully restored building that maintains the original charm. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:14:54 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/795/tuakau-hotel Raglan http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/404/raglan Whether you're looking for world-class surf, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, inspiring arts or simply a good old cup of coffee, laidback Raglan offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:03:47 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/404/raglan Case Studies http://openwaikato.co.nz/Toolkit/Detail/152/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. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:58:31 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Toolkit/Detail/152/case-studies Support http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/24/support Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:02:09 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/24/support Community centres http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/143/community-centres There are a number of community halls throughout the Waikato district which can be hired out for meetings and events. These are generally managed by local committees. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:56:32 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/143/community-centres Exports & International trade http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/140/exports-and-international-trade Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:39:16 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/140/exports-and-international-trade COUNCILS ADVISED TO CONSIDER WATER COMPANY http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/9/councils-advised-to-consider-water-company An independent report to the Waikato Mayoral Forum has recommended three Waikato councils investigate establishing a jointly-­‐owned limited liability company to manage their water infrastructure. Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:05:42 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/9/councils-advised-to-consider-water-company Economic growth and jobs are key priorities for local government http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/62/economic-growth-and-jobs-are-key-priorities-for-local-government A report, based on the findings of a recent survey, identifies what Mayors and Chairs of local authorities think are the major issues facing their communities and organisations. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:23:24 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/62/economic-growth-and-jobs-are-key-priorities-for-local-government Certificates point to growth of Waikato exports http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/61/certificates-point-to-growth-of-waikato-exports Waikato products are increasingly heading overseas, according to the region's Chamber of Commerce. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:16:29 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/61/certificates-point-to-growth-of-waikato-exports Structure plans will support Tuakau and Ngaruawahia growth http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/58/structure-plans-will-support-tuakau-and-ngaruawahia-growth A lot of work is underway in Tuakau and Ngaruawahia with the development of a structure plan for each of the towns. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:29:29 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/58/structure-plans-will-support-tuakau-and-ngaruawahia-growth Major New Alliance http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/59/major-new-alliance We are pleased to report on a major new alliance between Fonterra subsidiary, Kotahi and Port of Tauranga which will save exporters $338 million per year. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:15:58 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/59/major-new-alliance Latest Infometrics Forecasts http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/54/latest-infometrics-forecasts The latest set of Infometrics forecasts have been released and Gareth Kiernan, Managing Director of Infometrics, is now available to travel to your region to present seminars. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:12:15 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/54/latest-infometrics-forecasts Northgate Business Park - Major Logistics Hub Planned http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/10/northgate-business-park-major-logistics-hub-planned Developers have unveiled plans for a major new logistics and import/export facility north of Hamilton that they say will pump millions of new dollars into the Waikato economy. The development has all its resource consents in place and is ready to go. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:20:29 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/10/northgate-business-park-major-logistics-hub-planned Tainui's success, Waikato success http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/60/tainuis-success-waikato-success Waikato-Tainui began its financial activities in 1995 with its first $170 million treaty settlement. Now it is one of the biggest players in the Waikato investment market, with a total asset value that passed the $1 billion mark in the last year. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:09:35 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/60/tainuis-success-waikato-success Mayoral Forum has good process for future http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/11/mayoral-forum-has-good-process-for-future The Waikato Mayoral Forum says it has established a very robust process for making efficiency improvements in the way councils operate and for gathering information to help inform discussions on local government in the region. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:50:21 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/11/mayoral-forum-has-good-process-for-future Strategy aims to unleash potential http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/8/strategy-aims-to-unleash-potential Waikato’s economic story is largely one of “unrealised potential” which will require the region to leverage its geographic location, according to a major discussion paper released today. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:50:18 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/8/strategy-aims-to-unleash-potential We Need Your Help Turning Our House Into A Home http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/1/we-need-your-help-turning-our-house-into-a-home With the refurbishment progressing well on the Raglan Library, Waikato District Council is inviting ideas from the community on how they would like the new space to look. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:50:12 GMT News http://openwaikato.co.nz/News/1/we-need-your-help-turning-our-house-into-a-home Reports http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/437/reports Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:48:02 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/437/reports Business services http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/147/business-services Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:17:32 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/147/business-services Economic overview and context http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/122/economic-overview-and-context Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:22:42 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/122/economic-overview-and-context Economic overview and context http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/121/economic-overview-and-context Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:22:27 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/121/economic-overview-and-context Economic overview and context http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/120/economic-overview-and-context Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:22:09 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/120/economic-overview-and-context Trade http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/15/trade Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:28:27 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/15/trade Research http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/14/research Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:28:09 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/14/research Property http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/10/property Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:57:09 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/10/property Processing http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/13/processing Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:56:33 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/13/processing Strategic & District Planning http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/53/strategic-and-district-planning Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:47:06 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/53/strategic-and-district-planning Organisational Support http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/52/organisational-support Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:46:53 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/52/organisational-support Rates Structure http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/51/rates-structure Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:46:42 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/51/rates-structure Economic Development http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/50/economic-development Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:46:20 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/50/economic-development Three Waters http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/49/three-waters Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:46:07 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/49/three-waters Building activity overview http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/48/building-activity-overview Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:44:32 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/48/building-activity-overview Natural resources http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/47/natural-resources Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:43:15 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/47/natural-resources Infrastructure http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/46/infrastructure Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:42:38 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/46/infrastructure Key economic facts http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/123/key-economic-facts (these are the series of main fact sheets from Infometrics) Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:23:18 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz//Detail/123/key-economic-facts Andre http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/84/andre Andre Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:35:27 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/Invest/Detail/84/andre Search Results http://openwaikato.co.nz/ Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:42:10 GMT Page http://openwaikato.co.nz/