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Exploring South Waikato, is more than you imagined

Whilst South Waikato might not be at the top of your holiday destination list this Summer, it most certainly should be considered. Situated on State Highway One, just south of Hamilton, South Waikato is at the heart of authentic kiwi adventures. Cyclists can take in the superb scenery along the Waikato River Trail, but if […]

Business awards postponed in the Waikato

The Waikato Chamber of Commerce has decided to postpone this year’s business awards until vaccination levels make it safe to run large events. The annual awards, which have attracted record entries this year, were set to be announced at a gala dinner on November 12 in Hamilton. Chief executive Don Good said the chamber team […]

Olam confirms plans for commissioning of NZ dairy plant in South Waikato

Olam Food Ingredients (OFI), has confirmed it will establish a new dairy plant in Tokorua. The plant will employ between 50 and 60 staff and become part of a global network that spans 20 major milk consumption markets, including South-East Asia, China, the Middle East, and Africa. South Waikato District Council welcomed the announcement. Mayor […]

Tokoroa vaccination centre opening delayed by Covid outbreak

A vaccination centre at 203 Leith Place was due to open on August 23, but days beforehand a community outbreak of the Delta variant put New Zealand into alert level 4, and the opening was postponed. The Waikato District Health Board’s Covid vaccination programme lead Maree Munro said the centre willl open once the Waikato […]

Applications open for South Waikato Mayoral Scholarship Fund

Applications are now open for the South Waikato District Council Mayoral Scholarship Fund. If you are 21 or under, live in the South Waikato and are planning a Degree course of study next year, you are eligible to apply. “Council is excited to provide opportunities for youth in the district. The Mayoral Scholarship Fund is […]