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.

Local Business Of the Month

Specialist glues, adhesives and sealants. From industrial strength through to craft glues. Retail/wholesale store.

Building Supplies and Products

You have access to a full range of adhesives and sealant products from some of the industries leading manufacturers.

Our staff have decades of experience and can help you find the right product for your needs.

Come in and find the glue or sealant product you need in our Tauranga store or place an order using the form on the right and we can deliver direct.


Carpet CleaningCarpet LayingCleanersGlazierHandymanHouse WashingPaintersPlasteringProperty MaintenanceSection ClearingWindow CleaningWindow Repairs

Everything is possible when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your property.

People are looking for solutions. Audesia provide solutions to all cleaning problems with a can do kiwi attitude.

For a free quote, you can fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.

Garden design and landscaping for the north island – Located in Tauranga


Servicing all over North Island right from 1995 with commercial and residential landscape services

Famous TV presenter David Clayton-Greene lead the CGC Ltd team for a wide range of commercial and residential services.

The professional way to protect your home or business against pests Tuaranga, Bay of Plenty and Coromandel

Pest Control

Make sure that your home is safe for your family and your guests

…with reliable, prompt and certain pest control

Since 2000, Bugs or Us have been providing the greater Tauranga and Bay of Plenty areas with...

Enthusiastically delivering exceptional Accountancy services


Chiropractic – Wellness and vitality for all



Fll in the form and we'll be in contatc for your booking arrangement...

Auckland Based cleaning company. All Business and Industrial cleaning

Carpet CleaningCleanersWater Proofing

Reliable & affordable Auckland domestic & commercial cleaners. Contract cleaning, carpet cleaning, window cleaning & waterproofing.

Our team can offer you a solution to all cleaning problems. Be they Industrial or commercial cleaning.

Fill out the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your cleaning requirements and give a quote.

Selling and buying all kinds of scrap metal in Manawatu, Horowhenua, and Rangitikei region

Scrap Metal Dealers

For a quick cash, exchange your unwanted scrap metal!

For many years, the team at Strongs Metal Recycling have been buying, selling and processing all types of scrap metal.

Regardless what kind of scrap metal you have, its not trash - its cash!

Your one-stop-shop for all of your heating and engineering needs all over Wellington


A mechanical engineering company that specializes in all engineering services

Looking for a general and mechanical engineering company in the Greater Wellington Region? Hardisty Engineering Ltd specialise in:

• Steam, gas, chilled & hot water • Natural, LPG & medical gases • Pipe installation & reticulation pipe work (carbon, stainless steel, copper & PVC) • ASME9 certified welders • Centralised gas, steam and coal boiler heating systems • Gas burner supply, installation & maintenance. • Combustion analysis and reports. • Factory relocation, preventative maintenance and new plant installation. • Sheet metal fabrication. • Woodworking machinery repairs. • ASME9 certified welders • Centralised gas, steam and coal boiler heating systems

Residential and commercial concrete floors for the greater Wellington region

Concrete Contractors

Concrete floors, slabs & foundations

For all your concrete flooring needs, contact the Rapid Slabs team We can do all the job for Wellington region

Rapid Slabs are the skilled professionals for all concrete flooring, concrete slabs and concrete foundations servicing the greater Wellington region, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kapiti Coast and Levin. Get in touch with us to further discuss your requirements.

04 905 2228 18 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach


One of a kind, active, physiotherapy-based Pilates

Improve your health and be physically fit with Empower Pilates. Enhance your core muscles and control, flexibility, balance and endurance, and breathing control.

We offer physiotherapy based Clinical Pilates that is created on the scientific evidence and integrates cutting edge research.

Custom built and designed furniture High quality NZ and Italian made furniture Full interior design services


Visit our Showroom


Landscaping & garden services|From design to completion to maintenance and beyond


From the initial design, construction and maintenance, we can guarantee that you will have the garden of your dreams.

To make sure that your dream garden will last for a long time, 021 Garden believes in providing the whole garden landscaping service.

Our home and garden specialists can offer you the complete services that you need for… Landscape construction Landscape design plans Garden maintenance services Garden planting services

Coatings removal, surface cleaning and paint stripping for the greater Auckland region


In search for the correct stripping solution?

We offer services for surface cleaning, coatings removal and paint stripping.

For all of your abrasive and non-abrasive blasting needs, you can talk to Jets Mobile Blasting.

NZ Restaurant of the year supreme winner.


In 1996 the creators of Logan Brown, Al Brown and Steve Logan had a vision. They wanted to take the standard of fine dining in New Zealand to a new level.

Today, their award winning restaurant continues to set new standards. With Head chef/partner Shaun Clouston and an impeccable team of hosts, they offer you the best in food, a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere, and dining integrity.

At Logan Brown we know that its not just great ingredients that make an amazing meal, it is also the way it is cooked and served. We are always striving for excellence and our staff always deliver this.

Carpets - cleaning,laying, repairs and flood restoration- for the Central, West and North Shore Auckland up to the Hibiscus Coast.

Carpet CleaningCarpet LayingFlooring

Friendly expert carpet cleaning company in North Auckland

Get a personal service not from a franchise but from the one which is owned and operated locally.

Our sociable and reliable team at All Trades Carpet Services offer... Carpet cleaning to make your carpet look stunning Carpet repairs to prolong the life of your carpet Professional carpet laying for used or new carpet Cleaning and drying carpet for flood restoration work Truthful advice on whether to replace or just repair your carpet!

Alterations, additions for homes and commercial works


Have a home that you can boast to everyone ...built by a qualified and skilled builders in Waikato

For over 20 years, Marcus and his team at Grayling Builders have been Waikato's trusted builders for a wide range of design and building services, including...

New Homes - Build a home perfect for your family's needs Home improvements - Thorough renovations, extensions and alterations Commercial works - Improving the workplace environment Our contractors are flexible in building your property with less disruption. Call us now and let's talk what we can do for your property.

Providing premium quality service and understanding your needs


Whether you need an electrician, heating specialist or refrigeration engineer, the expert team at Philip Smith Electrical got you covered.

You can count on a solution that meets your needs as we specialize in all aspects of the heating, electrical and refrigeration industry.

You don’t need to deal with any 3rd party contractors - we will take care of the entire project, from the beginning till the end.

Boat for a day & night parties – not just flexible and friendly charters but licensed for other trips.

Tour companies

Hire a charter boat in Wellington and throw a great party that people will be talking about for months!

Do the honors to arrange a work function on another level.

Bring your night party outside on the sea

“The quality of health care depends on how well the provider is educated” ANZAME 2004

Training and Education

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.

Offers high quality glazing solutions for the greater Wellington region - 0800224527

There is more to it than just new glass...

You get a professional service from a qualified team to help you with...

Available general glass work and repairs for glass installation.

You one-stop-shop for your recipes, baking powder and gluten-free mixes needs.

Gluten Free Goodies' high quality, dry ingredient mixes make it incredibly easy for you to bake, delicious gluten-free bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits, pancakes, pikelets and waffles!

And to make it even easier, you can experiment with the dozens of free recipes on this site. Now there is no need for you and your family to go without your favourite foods!

Shop online or have Gluten Free Goodies directly into your door or search for a retail store near you.

Transform your property with the ultimate landscaping experience Greater Auckland area|From Wellsford to Pukekohe


Create the perfect outdoor living space for you and your family

Providing you with complete start-to-finish landscaping solutions

Ensure that you get the dream outdoor living area you always envisioned - talk to the dynamic, creative team of landscapers at Creative Landscape Solutions.

Guarantee a septic system that performs at optimum efficiency with Auckland septic services and maintenance

Septic Tanks

For your concerns about your septic tank, you can contact Todd Jolly from Wai Water Septics…

Decipher Your Septic Tank – knowing how your tank functions is a great way to help you look after it

Septic Tank Servicing & Maintenance - look after your tank and ensure you're not polluting your environment

Designer and manufacturer of aids to assist with mobility and independence.

Personal products and service

The majority of falls and accidents occur in the home. It is important to feel confident and self-reliant, especially in your own home.

Our products are created specifically to help the elderly or disabled maintain their independence and quality of life.

Products are designed and built here in New Zealand, and are backed by our personal guarantee. Feel free to contact us with any questions because... We're here to help!

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.

Excavation, earth moving and all property maintenance for Johnsonville to Foxton


Create your property the way you want it to!

With the help of our earth moving services and excavation, you can turn your dull property into something new.

Beautify your garden with the assistance of our expert and skilled landscapers.

Design & Build Project Management It infrastructure solutions Telecommunications & Security


Contact the experts

Secure your data cabling, office networking and security system requirements.

Have a talk with the expert professional networking consultants at Cablecom.

National Business Of the Month

Baking powder, gluten-free mixes, recipes and more...

Food products

High quality Gluten Free Goodies - dry ingredient mixes for incredibly easy to bake, delicious gluten-free pastries, cakes, bread, pancakes and more!

Try and experience with dozens of free recipes we have on site. Now it is never this easier for your family to have your favourite foods!

Find a retail store near you or let us deliver Gluten Free Goodies at your door if you shop online.