What you need to know
A collaborative, pro-business council, commercial real estate that’s a fraction of Auckland prices, an eager workforce and a fast road/rail hub make South Waikato the place for business.
While Forestry, Agriculture and Engineering are our key industries, there’s plenty of opportunity in other sectors as well.
The natural beauty of the area provides ample scope for tourism. All of the region’s towns (Tirau, Putaruru and Tokoroa) are ideal locations to set up small businesses, whether it be IT, retail, hospitality or whatever. Talk to us about start-up support.
If you’re operating on a larger scale, there’s plenty of space, including the Buttermilk development site in Putaruru and the Maraetai Road site in Tokoroa.
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South Waikato is perfectly positioned for business. It sits between Hamilton and Taupo, with State Highway One going through the three largest towns in the region. It’s close to most of the North Island’s major cities: Hamilton and Tauranga are an hour’s drive away, Auckland just over two.