SUPPORTING BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES TO GROW

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Our Economic and Community Development team are about our people, our places and the prosperity of our district. We form meaningful partnerships with those who live here, work here and grow up here to help create strong, connected communities and a thriving economy. 

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The Waikato District economic profile contains detailed data on the make up and performance of our economy and community. 

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Growing numbers of people are bringing their families to live and work in the Waikato. To ensure the best outcomes from growth the Draft District Development Strategy explores the shape of our communities into the future.

In the Spotlight

2020 COMMUNITY-LED DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

Open Waikato have partnered with Community Waikato, and Huntly Friendship House to develop a six-month training program for community groups and leaders in Huntly that will cover a range of...

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HUNTLY YOUTH HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Open Waikato supported the development of a community-led school holiday program over the summer break. Local youth leaders, Police, Hapu, Youth Town and business sponsors collaborated to develop and run...

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STAKEHOLDER WORK SHOP FOR HAMPTON DOWNS

Open Waikato, ATEED and Hampton Downs partnered to put on a stakeholder workshop that explored future opportunities for Hampton Downs and across the broader North Waikato. The day was facilitated...

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