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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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Hauraki Rail Trail appoints Diane Drummond as new general manager

The Hauraki Rail Trail has a new general manager.
And just a few weeks into her role Diane Drummond is convinced the trail has the size and scope to be the next big thing in New Zealand's "Great Ride" Cycle Trail network.

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Prime Minister presented with Council growth strategy

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 on during his visit to Allied Faxi New Zealand Food Company, the District’s new Chinese-owned ice cream factory at Kerepehi.

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Bridge - Karangahake Gorge

Kia ora: Paeroa

This town has much to boast besides its famed giant L&P bottle.
(NZ Herald)
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Construction begins on Chinese ice cream factory

Construction begins on Chinese ice cream factory

Turning the first sod of earth on the site of the new Allied Faxi Food Company's ice cream factory are Hauraki District Council economic development manager David Fielden, left, Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga, Faxi general manager Arthur Yan and Hauraki District Councillor and economics port folio holder Toby Adams. (stuff.co.nz)
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Property opportunities along national cycle trail

Property opportunities along national cycle trail

Getting out on the bike this weekend is great for your health, but it's increasingly beneficial for commercial property and business owners too.
(stuff.co.nz)
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Cycle trails

Cycle trails offer entrepreneurs, communities a good ride

The rollout of the New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) project across New Zealand is bringing opportunities for commercial property and business owners to benefit from increased tourism numbers, both domestic and international. (The National Business Review)
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Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

The roll out of the national cycleway initiative across new zealand is bringing opportunity for commercial property and business owners to benefit from increased tourism numbers both domestic and international. Total property editor jody robb looks at some of the positive spin-offs as the initiative clicks into another gear. Original source "Bayleys Total Property Issue 2, 2015"
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Friendly co-operation - Beijing

Hauraki blazes economic trail to Beijing

The moon wasn’t blue, pigs weren’t flying; but a visit from senior political leaders of Beijing to the Hauraki District last Saturday was almost as unlikely and much more significant, says Hauraki District Mayor John Tregidga.
View the story - Hauraki blazes economic trail to Beijing

Jill Bradley - Agrisea

Humble as ever

Jill unaware of award nomination. A Paeroa businesswoman who has no interest in the tokens of commercial success, ... (Hauraki Herald)
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Hauraki Rail Trail in top 5 cycling spots

Hauraki Rail Trail named among NZ's top 5 cycling spots

Cyclists have named Hauraki Rail Trail to be among New Zealand's favourite places to pedal. (Waikato Times)
View the story - Hauraki Rail Trail named among NZ's top 5 cycling spots

Brad King bistro chef at the Falls Retreat

Industry names a rising culinary star

Bistro at the Falls Retreat chef Brad King is one of five NZ Beef and Lamb Ambassador Chefs in the country. (Hauraki Herald)
View the story - Industry names a rising culinary star (291 KB) Adobe Acrobat PDF document

Kia ora: Waihi story

Kia ora: Waihi

Community spirit, cool cafes and amazing walks add to the gold mining town's charm, finds Elisabeth Easther. (NZ Herald)
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Waihi Gold Discovery Centre

Big day looms for project with long history

It's been a long process, but the opening of the Waihi Gold Discovery Centre is imminent. (Waikato Times)
View the story - Big day looms for project with long history

Icecream Factory - hauraki Park, Kerepehi

Tiny town sweet on icecream factory

A tiny rural Waikato town wants to establish itself as the "North Island's premier food technology hub". (NZ Herald)
View the story - Tiny town sweet on icecream factory

 Business Friendly Council - video

Business Friendly Council

Hauraki District Council is a business friendly Council. If you would like to discuss a new business idea please contact our Economic Development Officer, David Fielden, on 07 862 5096 or 021 921 914.
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 Hauraki Lifestyle - video

Hauraki Lifestyle

Hauraki has much to offer families. With a lower cost of living and excellent climate, families can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, tramping, Cycling on the new Hauraki Rail Trail and sports. Our schools are of an excellent standard. Also, we don't have traffic jams!
View the video - Hauraki Lifestyle

 Agrisea NZ Ltd - video
Agrisea NZ Ltd

Agrisea NZ Ltd is a family owned and operated business in the Hauraki District.
View the video - Agrisea NZ Ltd

Quinn Engineering video

Quinn Engineering - video

Quinn Engineering is another successful business being run from the Hauraki District. Find out why.
View the video - Quinn Engineering

 Bikerider & Dirtrider Magazine

Bikerider & Dirtrider Magazines from Paeroa - video

Hauraki is home to Two Creative, the company that produces the Bike Rider and Dirt Rider magazines. View the video to find out why they are happy to operate from the Hauraki District.
View the video - Bikerider & Dirtrider Magazines

 

Mayor John Tregidga - icecream factory

By hokey - we're making icecream for China

A Chinese dairy company will set up an icecream factory in Hauraki District, creating between 40 and 50 local jobs. (Waikato Times)
View the story - We're making icecream for China

 

Thinking of starting a business?

Starting a business? Ask us for help

Planning to start a business in Hauraki? Then make the Council a first port of call - just as you'd consult with your solicitor, accountant or builder. (Hauraki Herald)
View the story - Starting a Business?

Kimberley Tool & Design

Teamwork adds steel to winning contract

A Waihi engineering firm has discovered that a little Kiwi collaboration can slay the Chinese manufacturing dragon. (Waikato Times)
View the story - Teamwork adds steel to winning contract

Agrisea

Agrisea eyes 'the mainstream'

AgriSea, Paeroa-based maker of seaweed nutrition and health products to the agriculture, viticulture and horticulture sectors, home gardeners, and increasingly the human health market, is unashamedly a certified organic company. (Waikato Times) 
View the story - Agrisea eyes 'the mainstream'

Kaiaua Filming

Usain Bolt, UFO spotted at Firth of Thames beach

...a Kaiaua beach on the Firth of Thames has been the starring film set for the work of Academy Award, Cannes and Olympic gold winners this year. (Waikato Times)
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Kaiaua Birds

Birds of a feather...

Pretty as a picture, historical, ornithological and close to home, Miranda gets two thumbs up from Elisabeth Easther. (New Zealand Herald)
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Buy Local

'Buy Local' Hauraki Council staff told

Buying locally when possible will become a priority for Hauraki District Council staff...(Waikato Times)
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5 pillars of economic development

Five Pillars plan to attract new business, people to Hauraki

The Hauraki District Council is ramping up its efforts to attract new business and fresh faces...(Waikato Times)
View the story - Five Pillars attract business

Luxury yacht builder

Luxury yacht builder in the Hauraki backblocks

The Waikato business sector is full of surprises. (Waikato Times)
View the story - Luxury yacht builder in Hauraki

Meals on Wheels

Coromandel: Meals on Wheels

The food on the Hauraki cycle trail was worth dismounting for... (New Zealand Herald)
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Di's Diner, Waikino Railway Station Cafe

Cafe strikes gold on Hauraki Rail Trail

Owners initially dubious of the trail's potential. (Waikato Times)
View the story - Cafe strikes gold

Cycling the Hauraki Rail Trail

Hauraki Rail Trail paved with tourism gold

The Hauraki Rail Trail is used by thousands each month. (Waikato Times)
View the story - Hauraki Rail Trail

Freedom Camping

Hauraki freedom camper friendly

Freedom campers will be met with open arms in the Hauraki... (Waikato Times)
View the story - Freedom camper friendly

Housing

Five pillars plan to attract new business, people to Hauraki

The Hauraki District Council is ramping up its efforts to attract new business and fresh faces... (Waikato Times)
View the story - Five Pillars

The Mischewski family from Ngatea

Globe-trotting Charan comes full circle

“It’s definitely the best thing we could have done for our family,” says Charan (also published in Hauraki Herald) 
View a Ngatea family's story 

The Rawls family from Paeroa

Paeroa just the place for former Auckland family

"the mortgage payments on the family home... in Paeroa are less than the rent they were paying to their Beachlands landlord" (also published in Hauraki Herald)
View a Paeroa family's story


Also view: Down to Business for profiles on businesses in the Hauraki District.