The Waikato is New Zealand’s fourth-largest region, covering 25,000 square kilometres of the upper central North Island. The region is bounded by Auckland to its north, Bay of Plenty and Hawke’s Bay to the east, and the Manawatu and Taranaki to the south. To the west, the region extends to the Tasman Sea coast, a largely rough and hilly expanse that does however offer a renowned series of surf breaks around the popular beach town of Raglan.

The Waikato’s population is an estimated 418,500. The region’s largest city is Hamilton, with 179,000 people; the remainder of the population are spread over more than 20 smaller towns across numerous territorial districts.

The region takes its name from the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest, which has its mouth at Port Waikato and its origin in Lake Taupo. The Maori name Waikato translates as ‘flowing water.’ The Tainui tribe, one of New Zealand’s largest, regard the Waikato River with some reverence as a source of their mana - a concept broadly encompassing pride, spiritual power and authority. The river was historically an important transport and communications link for the people surrounding it, and in modern times is both a popular spot for boating and other recreation activities, and a site for hydro-electricity generation.

Waikato’s economy is heavily derived from the agricultural sector, particularly dairy. The second-largest sector in the Waikato is business services, contributing 8% of gross regional product (compared to 13% from the dairy sector.)

The Waikato region is also home to New Zealand’s largest population of horse operations and racing personnel. Much of the Waikato’s horse breeding district is centred around the town of Cambridge, the ‘Equine Capital of New Zealand,’ which has the distinction of being the birthplace of 13 Melbourne Cup winners.

The Waikato offers a diverse range of tourist and leisure activities. Hobbiton, the Hobbit movie set turned tourist attraction, is located in Matamata, 45 minutes east of Hamilton. The Waitomo Caves, south of Hamilton, offer an underground experience ranging from the tame - a boat or walking tour to view the beautiful limestone formations and native glow worms - to the adrenaline filled, including underground blackwater rafting, abseiling and ziplining through the darkness. The Waikato River provides boating, fishing, jet boating and rafting along its considerable length. Lake Taupo, the Huka Falls, the black sand beaches of Raglan, and Hamilton City itself are all popular destinations as well.

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Floor Sanding

Are you planning to improve the appearance of your concrete and timber floors? Wiki Henry Floor Sanding can surely help you with…

Sanding & Staining for Timber Floors – you can enhance the look of your solid timber floors for years

Lino & Carpet Laying Preparation – get that perfect flat surface for your new carpet or vinyl floors

Solid Timber Floors that will look great for years!

To make sure you get the service you deserve, we only utilize quality wooden floor sanding machines and techniques and this will enhance the look of your timber floors too.

Only the best results for carpet and lino floors

Your carpet and vinyl flooring preparation is vital. Without proper prep work, you will not be able to get the look you need from your new carpet and lino floors.

Concrete floors that look incredible

With a bit of work, your concrete flooring can add a real touch of class to any home or workplace. We provide all concrete grinding and concrete polishing.

Hearing aid and audiology clinic

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Hear the sound of music again in your world.

Have a professional independent audiologist at Kapiti Hearing, introducing Jeanie Morrison-Low and:

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Whole diagnostic hearing tests

A thorough hearing test will evaluate the level of hearing loss you have so Kapiti Hearing can decide if a hearing aid is right for you.

Maintenance and hearing aids

Get your slimline, digital and contemporary hearing aids from Kapiti hearing. Also with all you maintenance and repair needs.

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Learn about preventing further hearing loss with friendly information and advice about protecting your hearing at Kapiti Hearing.

Hand crafted stone surfaces for homes and businesses. Natural and engineered stone surfaces for kitchens, fireplaces, vanities, floors and commercial applications in New Zealand.

Stone Masons

Make your house the home to be in with crafted stone benches and walkways.

Make your kitchen the place to be with beautiful crafted kitchen tops and floors.

Plus, your new bathroom vanity or fireplace will add a beautiful touch to your home. You will find the colour and texture you want, and have it delivered and installed to suit you.

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No matter how long your kitchen is around for it will never go out of fashion. Stone is as long lasting as the earth itself and will provide a rock for your kitchen to function around. With all colours and designs we can design the perfect kitchen for you.

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Enhance the beauty of your fire place with a stone surround to frame your fire or even BBQ area.

Commercial stone uses

Trethewey Stone has all the experience to deal with commercial stone work. We help companies design and implement their stone work visions! To create an eye caching front desk or floor!

Civil works and excavation Residential & Commercial For the greater Wellington region


Experienced excavation, earthworks & site development

From residential house sites to subdivisions, farm tracks to civil roading & drainage We've got it covered for the greater Wellington region!

Rapid Earthworks are the skilled experts for all bulk earthworks, civil works, site and land development and drainage and roading work in the greater Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kapiti Coast and Levin. Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements.

Excavation and Earthworks

Deal with us direct for your construction site preparations including all earthworks and excavation and foundation preparations. From house sites to subdivisions and commercial platforms, Rapid Earthworks can do it all.


Experts in siteworks, Rapid Earthworks offer a comprehensive range of services including installation of drainage and reticulation systems and completing all foundation work from piling to retaining walls.


Experienced at all large scale residential subdivision siteworks, Rapid Earthworks can project manage everything including earthworks, drainage, and roading through to the excavation work for each house site.

Suppliers in the Lower North island of garage doors and automatic openers. Custom manufacture of aluminum windows, balustrades and doors.

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Reliable and great looking windows for your home that can be completely customised from the style to the finish.

We can install entrance doors, internal doors, sliding doors, French doors and more, all according to your specifications.

Likewise, we can install or repair garage doors and automatic garage door openers.

Aluminum made windows and all glass services

We fit and install all aluminum glass windows as well as install glass blocks and double glazing. You get all this from certified installers.

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Supreme quality aluminum doors available for your internal and external doors and we can even provide solutions for curved bifold doors.

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We install, repair and maintain all garage doors. Our qualified team can install any automatic garage door for you or maintain your current one.

Breathtaking sceneries and countryside landscapes.


After gaining a BCApS from Otago in Clothing, Textiles and Design, Kate’s working life led her elsewhere until she was in her late thirties and decided to follow her passion of painting.

With London exhibitions and her own art studio, Kate is producing some of the most stunning and inspiring.

Kate has always been fascinated with the stories behind the land, and draws inspiration for her work from this.


From off-the-beaten-track and out-of-the-way rural landscapes, to quirky urban views, Kate’s contemporary artworks capture the essence of New Zealand.

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We offer top quality prints of Kate's original artworks. From landscapes to urban views, we offer only the highest quality in prints for your home or place of work.

Painting Sessions

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to paint, Kate’s fun and informative sessions are a great place to start. Learn painting techniques, unlock your creativity and take the steps to find your own painting style.

Portable, flexible and economical portable cabins for hire and purchase | Waikato

Portable Cabins

Searching for economical cabins for hire or purchase? Select from our affordable and flexible portable cabins that provides… Portable room for purchase - one set fee to purchase your own cabin. Portable cabin hire - a separate room or office for under $50 a week!

View our range of rental cabins for sale and hire.

Fill out the form to the right or talk to our portable cabin suppliers today for further enquiries about our available portable buildings.

Portable cabin for rent

If you require a portable office building, we can deliver a portable cabin right at your door through our portable cabin suppliers.

Buy a portable room

As opposed to renting a portable cabin, you can purchase your own portable cabin - a cost effective alternative to a home extension.

Rental cabin gallery

Decide what is best to have for your property. You can either buy or rent a portable cabin of your choice.

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In terms of commercial floors, Brockliss Contractors can give you a total flooring system for your business.

Our flooring experts are permitted Sika applicators, and they can provide a complete service for floor preparation, installation of industrial flooring systems and epoxy floor coatings.

You can have a peace of mind that your floor finish will have a high standard with the help of experienced technicians, using their mobile workshop and choosing quality-flooring products.

Floor coating applications
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Designer Fashion Reclaimed


In Paraparaumu on the Kapiti coast, you can find Hanger – a clothing store with exclusive clothing fashion labels.

Amidst the high-end garments, top quality materials and workmanship you will be pleasantly surprised to find very affordable price tags.

Hanger is not a charity op-shop – clothes are sold on behalf of but all or the pre-loved fashion labels are in top condition.

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What does Reclaimed Fashion mean?

How we endorse our clothes

Hanger sell clothing from high-end New Zealand designers with labels like Trelise Cooper, Andrea Moore, Charade and Cue to name a few (for more fashion labels see below). There is also a strong international influence with clothing from the USA, Europe and Australia.

Loyalty Club Points

Loyalty Points available for shopping with us.

Ensure that your property looks great with the best house washing services around | Auckland

House Washing

Alistair and with the team of professionals at NZ House Wash Company can greatly improve the appearance of your property with...

- Comprehensive and efficient house washing services - Streak-free cleaning of windows - Gutter cleaning and moss and mould treatments

With our top quality services and keen attention to every detail, your property either residential or commercial will look new again.

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Maintain the exterior of your residential or commercial property with our house washing service using non-toxic products.

Home or business window cleaning by specialists

Streak-free sparkling clean windows look great in any property. Call the team at NZ House Wash Company today to arrange regular window cleaning.

Gutter cleaning services

Don't put up with clogged up gutters any more - have our gutter cleaning specialists tend to the problem!

Designers & Builders of Quality Architectural Homes


New home design and build services in the greater Wellington region, NZ.

Together with the new building licensing regulations in NZ, it's more significant to get a trustworthy house building company.

For more than 30 years, Hayward Homes has been building houses from Kapiti Coast to Wellington.


We have current houses for sale in Wellington, or browse our house and land packages…


Hayward Homes can create a custom design and build new homes in Kapiti Coast or Wellington.

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Greigh Hayward, a certified architectural designer, designed all Hayward Homes projects.

Mulch blowing for commercial residential & major projects located in North Island


The mulch blowing specialists at Mulch Blowers can supply and install all types of mulch:

Garden mulch for landscaping projects...

Mulch or bark for playgrounds…

Garden mulch

With its 100% recycled timber garden mulch for residential use, Reharvest® is the ideal mulch for your home.

Bark chips for playground

We meet all of your safety and health needs, our mulch blowers can also offer the installation and supply service for a top level playground bark.

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From large factory work to night traffic control projects, we can offer mulch blowing services for commercial & motorway bark.


Tour companies

It could be you enjoying this exciting holiday! Get in touch!

Make a booking and get a flight, accommodation, rental cars, train and land travel from us!

Know why you should have TRILOGY TRAVEL to arrange for your holiday.

Religous Tours

Contact us NOW to start planning your religious tour with expert advice from Trilogy Travel

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Escorted Tours from New Zealand

Create an energy efficient building with weathertight and airtight housing plans.

Building Supplies and Products

Airtightness influences air and moisture movement to create optimum conditions for heating, cooling, insulation and ventilation.

Pro Clima is a unique, globally-proven system that guarantees measurable outcomes in airtightness and moisture control.

Warmer, drier, healthier, more energy efficient living environments, all year round.

For home owners

Get all the information about how airtightness can lower the cost of living in your house and provide a warmer house for you.

Professional Designers

With the Pro Clima system you can make significant savings on energy costs. Submit your project for a free estimate.

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Learn about these leading edge building techniques and add another string to your bow by becoming an approved Pro Clima installer.

Calibration weighing and measuring services NZ Wide


Providing you with complete measurement confidence


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AP1 Metrology have the equipments, skills and expertise needed to offer the finest solution for all calibration and measuring services. From forklift and front end loader scale systems to hoppers and concrete plans - we provide it all for you.

Temperature Testing Experts

Our portable temperature testing equipment allows us to test temperatures from -35°to 140°. Have your machinery delivered to us to test, or we can visit you onsite for your convenience.

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Throughout New Zealand, we have the largest scope of accreditation for scale testing. Check them out along with the other informative and helpful reports and articles.

Eco-friendly B&B.


Bread and Breakfast accommodation in Paraparaumu - Eco friendly and naturally beautiful.

In search of your perfect, deluxe B&B on the Kapiti Coast?

Do you want to stay in an accommodation with natural environment inside and out?

Amazing luxury accommodation

Experience a completely different kind of accommodation with our rammed earth bed and breakfast. Sporting all modern furnishings with warm and loving feel thanks to the toned timbers installed.

B&B with amazing food and beautiful furnishings

Infused with personality and skill, our lovely bed and breakfast is as natural as you can get - inside and out. Eat delicious food (organic wherever possible), breathe in the country surroundings, and experience just how luxurious living "eco-friendly" can be.

Beautifully furnished rooms with garden access

Our queen and twin rooms have outdoor garden where you can go out for exploration. Feel the natural linen against your skin and the convenience of your own shower room.

Fast and Leading Image Quality and Service

Ian Lining of PrimoFoto specialize in commercial photography, family photography, portrait photography, website photography and landscape photography for your business or personal needs.

Ian, as a professional photographer in Kapiti and Wellington region, aims to provide stunning pictures that will truly represent what you want to portray.

For the samples of PrimoFoto’s previous works, visit the gallery page.

Get in touch with a photographer +64 27 297 9302

Just ask. Call to talk with an approachable, creative and professional photographer

Photography services

We guarantee that your photography service with us is the best

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View our previous works in our gallery

Domestic, commercial & industrial electrical repair & installation for the Kapiti Coast and greater Wellington region.


Does your new home require electrical repairs, hotpoints or new lighting?

Get your business moving with 3-phase power for your building, front of house lighting or new hot points.

Does your electrical machinery need to be serviced or replaced?

New wiring or electrical repairs for your home

Electrical problems in your home are risky to be left undone! We can repair any electrical faults or install new wiring, indoor or outdoor lighting, new hotpoints and more.

Electrical repairs & alterations for your business

We will take the stress out of wiring in your workplace. Our professional team can easly take care of all your electrical needs from wiring, 3-phase power, shop front lighting, installation of commercial ovens and MUCH more.

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Any problems with large motors and machinery can be dangerous and should be dealt with promptly. Have your motors and machinery serviced or repaired or have new machinery installed properly.

Affordable, reliable and qualified electricians in Wellington


Trusted electrical contractors in the Wellington region

From home wiring to electrical fit outs, we've got all your electrical needs covered

Competitively priced, commercial and residential electrical services can be provided by the registered electricians in Sloane Electrical to Wellington homes and businesses.

Commercial electrician maintenance

You can guarantee that the electrical wiring of your business is running smooth and safe by offering services such as building maintenance, shop fit outs, office spaces and commercial lighting for retail.

Domestic electrical services needs

You can guarantee that with the help of a registered and qualified technician, the electrical and household maintenance of your home is secure and safe.

Computer cabling needs

As expert technicians, we can make sure that the job is done right in the first time and we will take care of your data cabling, computer and telephone wires.

Flexible and friendly taxation & accounting services to help your business grow | Rotorua


For all of your accounting needs within Rotorua, get in touch with TACTS...

Taxation Services – regardless it is for ensuring you have your tax return or assisting you with the IRD

Accounting Services – we offer help to all of your accounting and bookkeeping from basic accounting

Everything to do with tax!

The benefit of working with us rather than large accounting firms is that we can get to know your tax requirements personally and provide tax services based on your needs.

Qualified accountant

Leave all of your accounting, bookkeeping and small business accounting software in the hands of a trusted and reliable accountant.

Business plans

Through the help of business consultancy and business planning, we can assist you in assessing your recent position and create a plan for your business to prosper.

Specialist House inspectors for house buyers in the greater Wellington region.

Building Inspections

A professional prepurchase home inspection gives you...

Make sure that the property you are going to buy is safe and sound with a thorough house inspection.

Understanding of the condition of the house you want to buy.

Inspect the house before you buy it!

Avoid moving into a house with hidden defects, ruining your investment and wasting your money by getting a pre-purchase home inspection.

Make sure your house is of the top quality

Avoid encountering stress and issues with your new home. Hire an inspector to ensure the quality of the home.

Protect your investment

We give you a wide range of advice and tips on looking after your home and investment and how to repair any defects easily and low cost.

Top notch handcrafted wines done traditionally


First and Oldest Vineyard in Marlborough

Discover Striking Handcrafted Wines

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Auntsfield 2010 Pinot Noir ranked as #2 wine in the latest Dish Magazine Pinot Noir ‘Top 10’ wines.

Cellar Door and Tours in AUNTSFIELD

Call us for personal tours and our Cellar is open at 12nn to 5pm daily.

Unique Concrete walling systems, pillars & letterboxes – Pre-cast modular structures

Concrete Contractors

Design possibilities and easy installation that are limitless… Long lasting pillars, letterboxes and walls that can last for a long time!

Benefit from a modular system that puts you in control of the style of your letterbox, pillar or walling system.

Our products are specially designed and manufactured to provide trustworthy solutions that lasts long.

Customised Letterboxes

Concrete: the best choice for a good looking, immovable and spacious letterbox.

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Unique pillar choices that make your entrance way look stunning.

Walling Systems

Complete the look of your frontage with concrete walling

Overcome your tax problems


…With the hands of a reputable and competent accountant Their sixty years of experience in the industry has prepared the accountants at GJ Accounting to take and manage all your tax compliance issues for you.

Whatever company advice you need like GST returns, you can always depend that these are carefully looked into and handled by our skilled accountants.

Ask us everything that you need to know for free! Keep your taxes updated and free yourself from all the trouble with our expertise.

Complete Set Of Professional Accounting Services

Whether you're trying to manage PAYE administration or organise effective business budgeting, we'll provide the exact accounting service that you need.

Practical Accounting Information and Links

You don’t need to waste more time looking through the web for the most updated accounting information including dates and facts – we have everything you will ever need.

Car restoration | Rust surgery | Refinishing

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Restoration of World Class ...classic cars

Visit The Surgery’s gallery to give you an insight on some of our previous works.

The Process

The dedicated team at The Surgery understands that, alongside buying property, restoring your classic or collectable car could be one of your life's major investments.

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Previous projects at The Surgery

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Classic cars are a great marketing tool for companies who care about about their image and those looking for something different.

Qualified importers of efficient mosaics, tiles and stones.

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Have a look through our bargains for specials on tiles, flooring and stone.

If you sign up for our eNews, we will provide you with great tips on installation and all the other small things you need to know so you are able to get the most out of your product.

Get the visual aesthetics you are looking for with stone and tiles from our great selection.

See the showroom

Find out about the options that you have for renovations and buildings as well as the products that are available.

Get an online estimate

Are you planning to renovate or build a new extension to your house? You can send us your details and we will give you a free online estimate.

Get your quote today!

We'll come to your property, assess your needs and provide an accurate quote for the service.

Restocking and supply of first aid kits for the lower North Island and Wellington

Fire Extinguishers

For all your first aid training and first aid kit needs, you can contact David at First Aid Supply Team.

First aid survival kits that you can carry everywhere

Wall mountable first aid packs for commercial buildings

Versatile first aid kit

Compact first aid kit can be used at home, in the car or out tramping. You can now keep yourself pampered wherever you may be.

First aid packs for commercial use

With a high number of visitors or workers, these wall-mountable first aid packs are designed for commercial-grade 1st aid kit.

First aid kit servicing and supplies

Keeping you first aid lit ready will make sure that it is always stocked and ready for potential emergencies.

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Beauty Therapy

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Indulge yourself or someone special in your life with Luxury spa packages...

Go back in time… Fine-looking skin

Facial Skin Care & Treatments

Auckland quality firewood supplies delivered straight to your doorsteps


Keep your homes warm and dry by buying competitively priced quality firewood in Auckland

Call the professional team at City Firewood for your firewood needs.

You can make sure that you will get delivered firewood supplies at a reasonable price.

Supplies for firewood

For a warm house during winter, choose between straight gum firewood or hot blend mix for sale.

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Check out our latest firewood prices and deals - we are one of the cheapest in the Auckland area!

Cheap soil supplies

Also, our sister company, Suburban Soil provides inexpensive soil supplies.


Scrap Metal Dealers

Exchange your scrap metal with cash from Wellington Scrap Metals

Wellington Scrap Metals have been buying and selling all types of scrap metal and processing them to international standards for years! Remember at Wellington Scrap Metals..... it’s not trash, it's cash!

All quantity of scrap metals can be recycled. If you have some old plumbing or electrical material to get rid of, we can convert the metals into cash. Your unwanted household appliances can also be recycled!

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At Wellington Scrap Metals, scraps are money. Bring in your scraps from home and you'll get the competitive prices in town.

We do exports

With the large quantities of metal, we can export processed scrap, and you can get a better price for your scrap metals.


At our processing yard, you can witness how the scrap metals are converted into an exportable and and international standard material.

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