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"The river runs deep, the river runs slow, living in the land of the mighty Waikato!"
The serpentine beauty of the Waikato river is maximised at every opportunity with adjacent parks, gardens and river walks. The Waikato is the longest river in Aotearoa New Zealand. The ebb and flow for 425km through the Waikato Region has a gentle gradient that carries a heavy load of ash from the volcanic highlands. Eight power stations built on the river between Taupo and Karapiro are a major source of hydroelectric power. It's strength and power grows every metre as it churns through the turbines of eight dams, and in doing so, lighting much of the North Island. 140,000 people drink from the Mighty Waikato!
The Waikato River has spiritual meaning for the local Tainui Maori tribe who regard it as a source of their mana (or pride).

The New Zealand National Marae of Turangawaewae is located close to it's banks at Ngaruawahia. The name Waikato given by Maori translates to flowing water. Whether you are Sports crazy, Racing car savvy, Crafter extraordinaire, Farmer of the year! There's something in the wonderful Waikato for everybody!!

Located in central North lsland, the grass is truly green in every way and fascinating activities abound. Try an adrenalin adventure or take one of the many magnificent bush walks in the region. The soulful seaside surfing town of Raglan with it famous left-hand surf break at Manu bay, music festivals and quirky craft shops is a must visit; and the quaint rural towns of Cambridge and Tirau burst with stores selling collectable's.


Visit the Waitomo Caves formed more than 30 million years ago. Lit by the blue lights of the glow worms and while there, experience cave rafting and cave abseiling. For something not so adventurous, meander through 58 hectares of Hamilton Gardens.

The New Zealand National Field Days are visited by over 40,000 visitors each June. Lake Karapiro is the home of the World rowing championships. Cambridge is home to World thoroughbred breeding champions and Hamilton aspires to host the V8 Supercars. In addition to many museums, the region contains important landmarks associated with Maori culture and history, seeped in Tainui Iwi tikanga and is home of the Te Kingi Tuheitia (The Maori King).


Hamilton City offers huge opportunity, is a fast growing, progressive and vibrant business centre with minimal unemployment.

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