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Hauraki Inc. We’re creating a place where talent wants to live!

The Hauraki District Council's vision is for a District that encourages vibrant communities, provides a great lifestyle and fosters a positive climate for balanced, sustainable development.

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Business friendly Council

Why Choose Hauraki

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Business Support

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Hauraki Rail Trail

Business opportunities are available for service providers and accommodation providers in partnership with the Hauraki Rail Trail. Get on board with your business

Cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail

The Hauraki Lifestyle

Fishing along the Kaiaua Coast

Does your Business need some Magic Beans?

Hauraki District Council and Waikato Innovation Park - helping local businesses grow

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Waihi horticulture

Horticultural Opportunities in Waihi

Waihi, New Zealand’s ‘Heart of Gold’, is famous for its gold mining both past and present, but who knew that it has many features that make it great for horticulture?

Whether it’s the annual rainfall, temperatures or the soils you are interested in, the link below may help you to see how you can make your horticultural dream a reality in Waihi.

Strategy Key to District's Growth  

Adopted on 28 September at the last Council meeting of the previous Council, Hauraki District Council’s new Economic Development Strategy was presented to Prime Minister John Key during his visit to Allied Faxi New Zealand Food Company.

View the Economic Development Strategy [PDF, 3.5 MB] 
or the Economic Development Strategy in Mandarin [PDF, 3.6 MB]

If you would like to discuss a new business idea please contact our Economic Development Manager:

David Fielden
Email:  david@hauraki-dc.govt.nz  
Phone: 07 862 5096
Mobile: 021 921 914

Fast Facts:

Hauraki District Economic & Community Profiles:
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The Hauraki District is located on State Highway 2 approximately an hour’s drive from three major cities – Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. Read about Our District

Major Towns:

NgateaPaeroa and Waihi


You’re spoilt for choice with opportunities to purchase a traditional Kiwi house on a quarter acre section or a home with architectural style. Alternatively, you can purchase land from $80,000 and build your own home. See Real Estate Agents

Key Business Opportunities:

Hospitality, Retail, Aged care, Aquaculture, Dairy, Transport


3 secondary, 18 primary, 1 special needs school.  View more about schools


Paeroa 6,000; Ngatea 6160; Waihi 6600 (approximately).

Retail Services:
Major chains include: Countdown, New World, Mitre 10, Bunnings, Farmlands, RD1, and a host of smaller specialty stores