The Waikato district is 418,893 hectares of prime rural land that provides a strong economic foundation for our many urban communities and activities. Our population has soared above medium population projections and our residents enjoy lifestyle and economic advantages.
Our economic performance over the last 5-10 years reflects our high growth, growing diversity and our importance as an agricultural, energy and manufacturing hub.
Strong cultural ties connect the Waikato district. We acknowledge our past and have jointly-held hopes for the future with Waikato-Tainui. Ngaruawahia is home to Te Kingitanga (the Maori King Movement) and our proud Waikato residents have a strong sense of belonging. New businesses, residents and visitors to the Waikato region are quick to notice the growing sense of community and welcoming. The Waikato district economic profile can be viewed in full below.