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.
Having lived in the Hauraki District for 35 years, I’ve seen many changes, particularly in business and economic development.
The recent establishment of a Chinese-owned food production company in Hauraki, significant investment in aged care, and substantial growth in the building and hospitality industries, are all a reflection of the growing reputation of Hauraki as a great place to live, work, visit and do business.
In alignment with central government’s Business Growth Agenda this Council supports the attraction of new foreign investment into New Zealand. We’ve developed excellent relationships with a number of key government departments including New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Immigration New Zealand, giving us access to resources to help local businesses explore and potentially gain access to overseas markets. We’ve also established a great relationship with Waikato Innovation Park, whose Business Growth Advisors work directly with local business owners interested in growth and expansion.
On the tourism front, the popularity of the Hauraki Rail Trail continues to exceed expectations and boost local business. The addition of the Kaiaua to Kopu, and Waihi to Waihi Beach legs of the Trail in 2016/17 will make the ride a true multi-day experience, providing further opportunities for investment in hospitality and other tourist attractions.
In today’s global business environment, fast, reliable broadband is as essential as roads were 100 years ago. In 2015 we applied for a share of government funding to facilitate the delivery of ultrafast broadband into our communities. This is an ongoing process and will continue to be a focus for the Council as technology and innovation continue to develop, and more entrepreneurs and business owners look to live, work and do business outside of the major cities.
The next ten years promise to be an exciting time for Hauraki and we look forward to continuing to work with the business community to ensure strong, sustainable economic growth.
John Tregidga, JP, MNZM
Hauraki District Mayor