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COVID-19 Council Updates

Stay up to date with Council operations, activities, and services.

Kerbside Collections

During the COVID-19 lockdown rubbish will be collected fortnightly on your normal recycling week. 

Week 1 begins Monday 6 April 2020

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Water restriction status

Waihi & Waikino alternate days for outdoor water use.

Drainage Committee elections

Nominations 25 February to 4:00pm Tuesday 31 March 2020.

We Need To Talk

Opportunities to tell us your thoughts...

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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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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Evolve Hauraki

Evolve Hauraki is a collaboration between Te Waka, Hauraki District Council, Positive Paeroa, Positively Promoting the Plains and Go Waihi.

Established to support and encourage Hauraki businesses to recognise and realise their potential.

Business Bites #4 - Accept The 2020 Challenge

Take time to do something great for your business!

Join us for the one year anniversary of Business Bites where you will be encouraged to take away at least one idea that will add value to your business in 2020!

Thursday 7 November, 6pm - 8pm 

View more about The 2020 Challenge

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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.

Hauraki – Centre of Opportunity

Our vision is to be “a place where business locates, talent lives and people visit because of our vibrant communities, great lifestyle options and enabling business environment.”

This brochure illustrates how our implementation of our Economic Development Strategy has and continues to achieve our vision which will leave a legacy of positive outcomes for our communities.

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 Team:

David Fielden
Economic Development Manager
Phone: 07 862 5096
Mobile: 021 921 914

Rebecca Jenks
Economic Development Officer
Phone: 07 862 5053
Mobile: 021 193 0590

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 6,114; Plains 6,354; Waihi 7,551 (Statistics New Zealand, 2018).

Retail Services:

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