Resources and Links for Business
This page provides important resources or links for both existing and potential new businesses.
As an existing or potential new business, there are a number of Council services available to you. Follow the links below for more information on these services.
Building Consents and Information - including Council's new online building consent process using a product called AlphaOne.
Environmental Health - including alcohol and health licensing, pest and noise control.
Planning Services - including resource consents and the operative District Plan.
Rates and Property - including a search tool for current rates values and property information.
Water Services - including storm water, wastewater and water supply services.
Business Case Manager - your one stop shop for navigating Council's regulatory services.
South Waikato Business Support Service - designed to help local business grow, innovate and achieve their goals.
Online Mapping Tool - provides public access to Council information and services overlaid on a base map of the district.
Useful Links for Business
Business.govt.nz - Business.govt.nz is the New Zealand government business website. The information and tools on this site are designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses, and the people who advise and support them. The website includes business training modules, contacts, advice, and useful links.
Community Connect - For information on South Waikato clubs, groups, organisations, events, funding/fundraising, volunteering and more.
Pride in Putaruru - For the latest information on what's happening in Putāruru contact this local community organisation.
Employers and Manufacturers Association - The EMA provides its members with employment relations advice from industry specialists, a business school with over 100 courses and a wide variety of conferences and events to help businesses grow.
Immigration NZ - For useful information about working in NZ, visa services, tools and resources for employers, hiring immigrants, as well as the latest immediate and long term skills shortage lists for NZ.
Inland Revenue - IRD offers a comprehensive website of tools and resources in relation to NZ Taxation.
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy to ensure New Zealand's lasting prosperity.
Ministry for Primary Industries - MPI are helping to maximise export opportunities for our primary industries, improve sector productivity, increase sustainable resource use, and protect New Zealand from biological risk.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise - NZTE is New Zealand's international business development agency. They exist to grow your business internationally, bigger, better and faster.
Raukawa Charitable Trust - Raukawa are South Waikato's Iwi with their head office in Tokoroa.
Statistics New Zealand - Statistics New Zealand are New Zealand's major source of official statistics.
Waikato Chamber of Commerce - A not-for-profit organisation that promotes, supports and encourages sustainable and profitable business growth in the Waikato region.
Real Estate Agents
Harcourts, Tokoroa - 07 886 8064,
Property Brokers, Tokoroa - 07 886 8229
Ray White Putāruru - 07 883 3195
L J Hooker, Putāruru - 07 883 8810