Local News

Tokoroa public toilets win award for ‘best loo’

The Leith Place public toilets, located in Tokoroa, have won the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Best Loo Award. The Best Loo Award recognises the best public toilet in the country. It takes into account the location, facilities, cleanliness, interior, exterior and the surrounding environment. The award was made at a ceremony earlier this year. “As […]

New dairy plant to be built in south Waikato by Singapore’s Olam

Singapore company Olam plans to build a dairy processing plant at Tokoroa in south Waikato. The milk processing site, which will be the 14th in the Waikato region, will begin operations in 2023. The company is still waiting on Overseas Investment Office and resource consent clearance, however, because Olam is already established in New Zealand, […]

South Waikato youth employment scheme secures additional funding

A programme for improving the employment prospects of youth in the South Waikato region has received another year’s worth of funding. The WORKit programme, established in 2021, has already placed 25 young people in permanent employment and aims to provide another 50 jobs in the coming year. The programme is aimed at people under 25, […]

Auckland lockdown disruptions lead to good fortune in Tokoroa for Korean café owners

Fleeing Auckland lockdowns to open a café with a Korean twist in South Waikato was a gamble that’s paying off for Eddie Chae and MG Jung. Lumberjacks Coffee Roastery in Tokoroa’s Bridge St offers a rare blend of Wellington based L’affare coffee and cabinet food such as sandwiches featuring the traditional marinated beef dish Bulgogi, […]

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 […]