​The South Waikato District is strategically located in the heart of New Zealand and is just waiting for more innovative entrepreneurs, businesses and investors alike to realise its great potential.

If your business needs a competitively priced location with comprehensive road, rail and online connections to national and international markets, then the South Waikato is the place for you!

The South Waikato District Council is a pro-business local authority and we are committed to making business easier for you. Our solutions based approach to investment and business development means our focus is on what you want and how we can make it happen. 

We are helping businesses thrive in the South Waikato by providing them with the following:

      • The South Waikato Business Support Service which is an initiative were you can get access to a free business needs assessment by a specialist, experienced business advisor who can also help you access available funding and the Business Mentors New Zealand program.

      • A Business Case Manager is available as one point of contact to streamline your interactions with the various Council functions.

      • Facilitated networking opportunities with economic development stakeholders such as the South Waikato Investment Fund Trust (a local organisation that facilitates economic growth), Waikato Regional Council, local business associations, our local iwi Raukawa and more!

      • A solutions based approach to your development evident in our business friendly district plan, generously discounted financial contributions and assistance finding the ideal industrial or commercial premise for your business.


The South Waikato Solution - an Investment Prospectus

The South Waikato Solution is an Investment Prospectus designed to communicate the South Waikato District's compelling case as a destination for business and investment. It outlines the district's many opportunities and strengths supported by real world examples of businesses who are thriving after making the move to the South Waikato.

The South Waikato Solution can be viewed here.


South Waikato Investment Fund Trust

The South Waikato Investment Fund Trust (SWIF Trust) is a major stakeholder and facilitator of local economic development. The Trust manages a $25 million fund which is available for economic development projects in the South Waikato. 

The SWIF Trust is actively seeking investment opportunities. If your business is interested in establishing or growing in the South Waikato District or you want more information about the SWIF Trust please visit the website here.

Alternatively you can contact Mark Smith on 027 430 2889 or click here to go to his contact email page​.

More Informat​​ion

Find out more details about the potential opportunities and ventures available by contacting Paul Bowden, Economic Development Manager for the South Waikato District Council, or Andrew Chapman, Marketing Officer for the South Waikato District Council.

  • Paul Bowden, Economic Development Manager – 07 885 0567 or click here to send him an email.
  • Andrew Chapman, Marketing Officer – 07 985 3267   or click here to send him an email.


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