Waikato

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.

Waikato

A1 Budget Locksmiths

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Residential, commercial and automotive locksmiths for Hamilton and the Waikato region
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
BuilderDecksFencing ContractorsRenovations Waikato

Andrew Galbraith Building Contractor Ltd

www.builderwaikato.co.nz
Award winning building contractor catering Hamilton & the greater Waikato region
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Fibreglass Waikato

Mike Shaw Fibreglass

www.msfibreglass.co.nz
For all high class fibreglass production and maintenance - located in Hamilton
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Accommodation Hamilton

Putaruru Hotel

www.putaruruhotel.co.nz
Conferences Weddings Functions Accommodation Restaurant
30th April, 2015 - Hamilton
Aluminium JoineryJoinery Waikato

Brewer Joinery

www.aluminiumjoineryhamilton.co.nz
Aluminum windows and doors |Interior Doors | Hardware in Waikato & the Central North Island
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Hamilton

Pool Resources

www.poolresourcestauranga.nz.wb.gs
Swimming pool installation and renovations | Tauranga and the Greater Bay of Plenty Region
30th April, 2015 - Hamilton
Dentist Hamilton

Cambridge Smile Centre

www.dentistcambridge.co.nz
The Practice that CARES FOR COWARDS
30th April, 2015 - Hamilton
Concrete Contractors Waikato

Covercrete

www.concretesealinghamilton.co.nz
Protect and beautify your concrete surface
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Plumber Taranaki

Flow Industries

www.flowindustries.co.nz
Servicing New Plymouth & the greater Taranaki region
30th April, 2015 - Taranaki
Building Supplies and Products Hamilton

Adhesives & Sealants

www.glueadhesive.co.nz
For all your glues, adhesives and sealants for industrial use to every day craft use. Seller and wholesaler.
30th April, 2015 - Hamilton
Lawnmowing Waikato

McCanns Mowing

www.mccannsmowing.co.nz
Mowing sport fields, schools, parks and lifestyle blocks
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Auto Repairs Hamilton

Cambridge Windscreens

www.cambridgewindscreens.co.nz
Expert automotive glazing services catering the greater Waikato Region
30th April, 2015 - Hamilton
Builder Waikato

Watts and Hughes Construction

www.whconstruction.co.nz
Local, Approachable, Innovative
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
LandscapingPaintersWater BlastingWelding Waikato

Jacks Maintenance

www.jacksmaintenance.co.nz
Property maintenance, landscaping & improvements.
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Earthmoving Waikato

Cambridge Excavators

www.cambridgeexcavators.co.nz
Civil, Rural and Drainage Contracting Specialists
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Engraving Waikato

Davy Engravers

www.davyengravers.co.nz
Your one stop local store for all your engraving needs Hamilton Shop | servicing throughout in the North Island
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Kitchen Design Waikato

Keith Paton Joinery

www.keithpatonjoinery.co.nz
Custom designed cabinetry for your home Cambridge showroom Servicing Greater Waikato & BOP
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Signwriters Hamilton

Sign Max Ltd

www.sign-max.co.nz
DESIGN, MANUFACTURE AND INSTALLATION OF QUALITY SIGNAGE for the greater Auckland area including Waikato & Coromandel
30th April, 2015 - Hamilton
Tv Aerial Waikato

AA Antenna Man

www.hometheatrewaikato.co.nz
Home theatre and Freeview television installations. Servicing Tauranga, Waikato & Wellington
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Accommodation Waikato

Earthstead Villas

www.earthstead.co.nz
Luxurious eco-friendly accommodation
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Fencing Contractors Hamilton

Know A Fence

www.knowafence.co.nz
Supplying & building quality fences & retaining walls | Waikato
30th April, 2015 - Hamilton
Awnings Hamilton

Weathertech

www.weathertech.co.nz
waterproofing options and shade options for outdoor areas.
30th April, 2015 - Hamilton
Book Sellers National

Spinal Publications

www.spinalpublications.co.nz
Effective, affordable self treatment for life
30th April, 2015 - National
Paving National

West Stone Quality landscape Products

www.weststone.co.nz
Decorative Stones, Sandstone Products, Retaining Walls, Schist Stone, House Bricks, Patio & Driveway Paving and so much more...
30th April, 2015 - National
Gifts and Souvenirs National

Artworks of New Zealand

www.artworksnz.co.nz
New Zealand gifts, memorabilia and souvenirs
30th April, 2015 - National
Food products National

Mexican Supplies Limited

www.mexicano.co.nz
The worldwide distribution of delicious, GM free New Zealand grown corn chips
30th April, 2015 - National
Graphic DesignPrinting National

Baldwin Calendars

www.baldwincalendars.co.nz
The best choice when it comes to business promotional calendars Servicing new Zealand wide, located in Auckland
30th April, 2015 - National
National

Shoe Clinic

www.shoeclinic.co.nz
Let the perfect shoe find you. Nationwide outlets featuring the best of the best footwear and apparel in New Zealand.
30th April, 2015 - National
Engineering National

Rail & Industrial Resources

www.rir.co.nz
Offers the New Zealand and Australasia with high quality tools, equipment, and machinery for industrial, rail, and general purposes.
30th April, 2015 - National
Air ConditioningHeat PumpsHeat Pumps National

Comfort Group

www.comfortgroup.co.nz
Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigeration, Heat Pumps Residential, Commercial, Transport & Farming | Tailored Solutions New Zealand Wide Custom Builds - Maintenance, Servicing, Repairs on Comfort Group Custom Builds
30th April, 2015 - National
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Local Business Of the Month

Home services Waikato

Waikato Water

Drinking water supply and water delivery for the region of Waikato

Do you need bulk water delivery and water tank cleaning services?

Waikato Water provide bulk water delivery and water tank cleaning services to farmers, lifestyle block owners, schools, commercial and residential swimming pools and spas, businesses and local events.

Services for Bulk Water Delivery

Our water tankers are able to deliver one of the largest amounts of water in the Hamilton and Waikato region. Whether you need your water tank filled, or your swimming pool topped up Waikato Water can help you with your water delivery requirements.

Water Tank Cleaning

Your water tank needs to be free of rodents, sludge and other harmful substances that can compromise your home or business water supply. You should book for a water tank cleaning service if you tank is already due for a clean or is looking low.

Water tank hire
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Waikato Water can provide water to cater all your needs if you are looking for a large amount of water for a construction site or large event. To find out more about employing one of our large water storage tanks, you can contact us today.

www.waterdeliverywaikato.co.nz
Waikato Region Residential & Commercial Water Delivery & Tank Cleaning
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Childcare Waikato

Kindz

Kindy Bubz for infants to toddlers
http://www.kindyz.co.nz/day-child-care

Private Kindergarten Infant Room for 0 to 1 year Toddler Room for 1 to 2 years Ph: 07 8555711

Kindy Totz until 3 years old
http://www.kindyz.co.nz/child-care-preschool

Private Kindergarten Ages 2 to 3 years Ph: 07 8538164

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Private Kindergarten Ages 3 - 4 years Ph: 07 8555722

www.kindyz.co.nz
Private childcare and kindergarten | Hamilton
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Plant Suppliers Waikato

Roach Nurseries

Buy quality rose plants in containers online now!

Go through the pages of beautiful rose plants and make your choices. Easy steps to order rose plants online are shown in every page.

Just wait for our call to validate your order, and arrange payment and delivery.

Tea

Hybrid Tea Bush Rose

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Floribunda Bush Rose

Standard Roses
http://www.roseplants.co.nz/standard-roses-new-zealand

Patio Standard Rose

www.roseplants.co.nz
Growing quality healthy rose plants for decades
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Signwriters Waikato

Green Frog Sign & Display Ltd

One stop shop for your sign manufacturing & advertising design.

We stand out - people love the job we do for them.

From logo signs to corporate signage
http://www.greenfrog.co.nz/digital-signs-nz

Quality designed and installed custom signage for all purposes - office signage, advertising, retail...

Graphics and signage for all types of vehicles
http://www.greenfrog.co.nz/vehicle-signage-hamilton

Get a full service for all vehicle sinage such as helicopter signage, car wraps, truck signs...

Advertising billboards & banners0 Click here.

Make a perfect impression with an expertly designed banner or billboard and good installation

www.greenfrog.co.nz
Your complete signs, banners and display shop in Hamilton. Award winner
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Tour companies Waikato

Tukino Skifield

Come and check out Mt Ruapehu's sunny eastern side. For a unique and fun filled visit the Tukino Ski Field!

Free yourself from the stress of your daily routine! Here at Tukino, we provide you with the chance to enjoy yourself on the ski fields.

Stay close to the action! Check out our accommodation choices.

Mountain accommodation
http://www.tukino.co.nz/ski-accommodation-mt

Stay right on Tukino and have the freedom to be able to ski from the front door of your accommodation.

Lessons0 Click here.

Get skiing faster with lessons provided by our instructors. If you want to find out more just give us a call or book at the ticket office!

www.tukino.co.nz
Ski on the sunny side of the mount!
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Carpet Cleaning Waikato

Xtract Carpet Cleaning

When you're looking for a professional and reliable carpet cleaning company, look no further than Xtract Carpet Cleaning.

Stressing personalised, informative services, you can rely on our carpet cleaners for... - Stain and fabric protection - Deep steam carpet cleaning - Upholstery cleaning services

The professionals in residential and commercial pest control - go to our Pest Attack Pest Control website.

Fresh, healthy carpets and upholstery
http://www.carpetcleanerwaikato.co.nz/carpet-cleaners-hamilton

Make your home safe for your family - bring back the good condition of your carpets and furniture with our expert upholstery and carpet cleaning services.

Avoid stains on your furniture1 Click here.

Anxious because of the stains found on your beloved furniture? The stain protection we have will make sure that will be a problem no more.

Remove unwanted pests!

Whether it's a bug problem or a rodent problem, we can ensure your pests are effectively removed from your property with pest control service.

www.carpetcleanerwaikato.co.nz
Devoted in helping you maintain clean carpets and upholstery!
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
Pest Control Waikato

Pest Attack Pest Control (Waikato)

See to it that you have a pest free home!

Professional in pest control, we make your property pest free

If you need expert pest exterminators, contact our team at Pest Attack Pest Control for a trusted and honest services that you can depend on...

Trusted insect control services

Regardless you require spider control, bedbug control, cockroach control or fly control, you can see to it that our team of experts insect control specialists can handle it all for you.

Rodent control services
http://www.pestcontrolwaikato.net.nz/rodent-control-hamilton

The first signs of mice and/or rats in your property should be treated promptly, so call our rodent control specialists to treat the problem before it gets any worse and causes damage to your home.

High-quality carpet cleaning services0 Click here.

After we are done exterminating insects and rodents in your property, we also provide a wide range of carpet cleaning services to make sure that your property will be thoroughly cleaned.

www.pestattackrodentcontroltauranga.wb.gs
Keep pests away from your home! We offer the protection that your home requires with expert pest control services
30th April, 2015 - Waikato
DecksFencing ContractorsRetaining Wall Hamilton

DMR Contracting

Quality design and construction of all decking, timber fences, timber gates and retaining walls

We offer services for all your…

Decking - A quick and easy process from the initial quote through to the design and construction Fencing & Gates - top quality wooden fences, gates and steel gates in all fence styles Retaining Walls & Landscaping - helping you add the finishing touches with retaining walls and hard landscaping

Construction of custom deck
http://deckbuildinghamilton.co.nz

Working within your requirements and design needs to ensure you get a quality timber deck that suits your home.

Timber fencing
http://fenceandgateshamilton.co.nz

Get fences and gates that complement your home. With a wide range of fence prices we can meet all budgets.

Hard landscaping
http://timberretainingwallshamilton.co.nz

We offer complete services for all of your landscaping needs from retaining walls, paving stone installation and raised ‘no dig’ gardens.

www.dmrcontracting.co.nz
Experienced contractors for fencing & gates, decking, retaining walls & hard landscaping Covering Hamilton & the Greater Waikato
30th April, 2015 - Hamilton

National Business Of the Month

Wine National

Pheasant Creek Wines

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