The big picture
Famous as a dairying region, the Waikato offers a wealth of diverse investment opportunities across high-value manufacturing, logistics and food production, supported by excellent transport infrastructure connecting businesses to local and world markets.
The Waikato region features a highly productive primary sector, a wide range of innovative and successful businesses, and compelling logistics for servicing customers in New Zealand and worldwide. Hamilton, the region's main city, is part of the "Golden Triangle" that also links Auckland and Tauranga, a zone of consistently strong economic performance and growth.
Located close to Auckland and offering a high quality of life, the Waikato is experiencing strong population growth. A relaxed lifestyle and nearby natural attractions (including the spectacular Lake Taupō) give it added advantages as an employment base within New Zealand.