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Industrial park dream a reality in Te Awamutu

06 December, 2018
A 10-year dream to create Te Awamutu's first large scale, purpose-built industrial park is finally under way.
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Aotearoa Park Developments planning further industrial development in Cambridge

26 October, 2018
Development is stepping up in Cambridge with more industrial lots opening, but this time on the Leamington side of town.
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Newly Waipā-based race set to attract best field yet

16 October, 2018
"Every year we get some guy come here that no-one knows and he does really well and two years later he's riding the Tour de France."
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New flights announced for airport amid strong financial performance

12 October, 2018
Another six commercial flights will be arriving and departing from Hamilton Airport each week as the airport's patronage continues to increase.
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Waikato Regional Airport Ltd reports profit, forecasts growth

04 October, 2018
WRAL has declared a second consecutive dividend to its five council shareholders with strong indications of continued growth.
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Cambridge's Good Union named best pub in New Zealand

28 September, 2018
Located in an iconic former church building, Good Union has been named the best pub in the country by the Hospitality Association of New Zealand.
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Waikato accolade for domestic tourism growth

28 September, 2018
The Hamilton & Waikato region has further cemented its place as a key tourism destination with a win at the inaugural Regional Tourism New Zealand Awards.
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Waipā building company could solve housing crisis

26 September, 2018
TDM Designer Homes is hoping to be among the preferred housing suppliers for the Government's KiwiBuild scheme.
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Business winners revealed at fabulous gala event

07 September, 2018
The 2018 Waipa Networks Business Award winners were revealed at last Friday's fabulous Gala finale hosted at Mystery Creek.
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Loulous is 4x winner at Business Awards

03 September, 2018
Cambridge-based Loulous Salon & Day Spa accepted a total of four titles at this year's Waipa Networks Business Awards.
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Development in Waipā outpaces rest of Waikato

15 August, 2018
The economic growth in Waipā, particularly Cambridge and Te Awamutu, is outpacing the rest of the Waikato and the country.
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Developer plans 56.7ha industrial park

10 August, 2018
A major industrial precinct is planned for Cambridge's Victoria Road, just north of the Waikato Expressway.
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Population growth prompts Waipa District Council to add fifth councillor

10 August, 2018
Due to population growth in Cambridge, the council needs one more Cambridge ward councillor and community board member.
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Cambridge Oaks development on target

23 July, 2018
An $80 million lifestyle village being constructed on the edge of Cambridge is on target to release more of its 205 units.
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Sustainable farming is an investment not a cost, urge farmers

16 June, 2018
Waipā's award-winning Judge Valley Dairies is one of many NZ farms opting for a more sustainable future.
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Land offered for lifestyle residential development

07 June, 2018
A new subdivision called Pukekura will aim to feed the high demand for residential property around Cambridge.
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National retailers eye space in Cambridge development

31 May, 2018
Retailers are lining up as stage one of the multi-million dollar Lakewood development in Cambridge nears completion.
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Te Radar coming to Waipā

10 May, 2018
New Zealand television personality Te Radar has been announced as MC of the Waipā Networks Business Awards Gala dinner.
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Long-term park leases push Waikato Lacrosse out of Cambridge

05 May, 2018
One of Waikato's fastest growing sports has been forced to move out of Cambridge.
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Great crowd for Waipā Networks Business Awards launch

27 April, 2018
The 2018 Waipā Networks Business Awards launch saw record attendance from the Waipā and Raglan business communities.
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Hobbiton hub crowned New Zealand's most hospitable place

16 April, 2018
Waikato has been crowned New Zealand's most hospitable district in a hospitality index unveiled by Airbnb.
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Judge offers advice for those entering 2018 Waipā Business Awards

10 April, 2018
Quite often when people start out in business, most of their time is spent "putting out fires".
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Hamilton Airport pushes ahead with diversifying revenue streams

06 April, 2018
The growth of Hamilton Airport and the Waikato region go hand in hand.
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Nyriad forges global partnerships

03 April, 2018
Supercomputing company Nyriad has announced partnerships with Germany's ThinkParQ and San Diego-based Advanced HPC.
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Resort in Karapiro offers tourism opportunities for new owner

28 March, 2018
A Waikato resort is looking for a new owner to kick start its potential as a major rural tourism venture.
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Waipa District Council invests more money in its heritage sites

15 March, 2018
More money will be earmarked, as Kiwis demand more opportunities to understand and experience what's in their own backyard.
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School supports workforce programme for students

09 March, 2018
Cambridge High School students given the chance to work alongside businesses are now making better choices about about their future.
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City living moves to the country

04 March, 2018
Cambridge is at the sharp end of growth in the Waikato and construction will start in July on the latest development: a high-rise six-apartment block.
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Canoe Racing New Zealand now calls Waipa home

01 March, 2018
The new $2.3 million facility houses Canoe Racing New Zealand's high-performance training centre as well as the long-standing Cambridge Yacht Club.
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Blueberry tech firm sold to Norwegian giant

27 February, 2018
A family-run fruit technology manufacturer in Waipā has been bought by a Norwegian giant for $67m.
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Airport wins from Auckland congestion

27 February, 2018
Congested Auckland roads may be contributing to an ongoing increase in air travellers choosing to use Hamilton Airport, located in the Waipā district.
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Fieldays remembers history

26 February, 2018
With a sculpture unveiling, Fieldays paid tribute to its roots when it held the first function of its 50 year celebrations.
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Regions get boost with Provincial Growth Fund

23 February, 2018
The $1 billion Provincial Growth Fund launched today will help unlock the potential of rural and smaller centres.
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Population increase generates extra power consumption in Waipa

23 February, 2018
Waipa's popularity as a district for new residential and commercial development has brought with it a marked increase in power consumption.
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Nyriad closes US$8.5 million financing round

07 February, 2018
Cambridge-based exascale computing company Nyriad has sourced over US$11 million to continue expansion.
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Cambridge's Podium Lodge opens for business

02 February, 2018
The lodge's design is based on a small version of an Olympic Village, providing accommodation for sportspeople and tourists.
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Airport company buys hotel and conference centre

31 January, 2018
'This provides an opportunity to further develop and enhance the range of services offered within the airport precinct.'
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Waikato's thriving Máori economy

25 January, 2018
"The Māori economy is growing, and it's growing fast," says Kahurangi Taylor, a Waikato Innovation Park business growth advisor.
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Waikato business ‘thriving’ says expert

19 December, 2017
“It’s an exciting time to be doing business in Waikato, and the region is buzzing,” says Waikato business growth manager Craig Purcell.
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Prison extension would be massive for Waikato

02 November, 2017
Waikato is in for an economic tsunami starting next year if a plan to build a massive extension to Waikeria Prison south of Te Awamutu goes ahead.
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Fieldays spending shows ‘strong rural economy’

01 November, 2017
Spending at last year’s National Agricultural Fieldays broke the half-billion dollar barrier for the first time.
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Construction Advantage Limited ‘walks the talk’ with its own build

31 October, 2017
A Cambridge-based company has successfully challenged itself to perform by overseeing the construction of its own premises.
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Economic Development Agency will add ‘grunt’ to economy

27 September, 2017
"...It’s about local focus, local people, local communities. We’ll be putting people out in the regions to help councils’ own economic development people go to the next level.”
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Upmarket gated homes to replace $30m Cambridge apartment project

08 September, 2017
A gated development called Rutherford Park is announced as construction continues on the Lakewood apartment complex.
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World class boat builders back from the brink

01 September, 2017
A Waipa boat building company turned the business around in dramatic fashion.
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Developments quench thirst for retail, accommodation, commercial needs

28 July, 2017
The demand for commercial, retail and housing space in Cambridge will soon be alleviated with major construction projects on track.
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Waipa housing developments could outpace Hamilton

26 July, 2017
New resource consents totalling $21.5 million are speeding up construction of new homes in Waipa.
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Packaging and recycling company creates 75 jobs

01 June, 2017
75 high-tech jobs will be created in Waipa with the construction of a corrugated packaging plant at Hamilton Airport.
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Waipa on Instagram

29 May, 2017
Check out the awesome local photos on the Waipa Home of Champions account on Instagram.
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New canoe racing base to be complete by December

26 May, 2017
Work has commenced on the $2 million Canoe Racing New Zealand High Performance Centre on the shores of Lake Karāpiro.
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Exciting fortunes ahead as Waipa prepares for Fieldays

17 May, 2017
Fieldays chief executive Peter Nation heralds the multi-million dollar economic benefits the event brings to the district.
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Move to Waipa puts cyclist career on track

12 May, 2017
Cambridge ticked all the boxes for Southland's elite track cyclist Nick Kergozou De La Boessiere when he decided to further his career.
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Mayor orders early planning as population soars

09 May, 2017
Waipa will have to build a further 13,200 homes to cope with the number of people expected to move into the district over the next 30 years.
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Kelly Rd Cambridge Lodge opens for business

28 April, 2017
Special guests gathered for the celebration as the new accommodation officially opened its doors.
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Growth prompts strategy review

27 April, 2017
Massive growth projections have prompted a formal review of the district’s growth strategy. A further 25,000 people are expected to live in the district by 2050, bringing Waipa’s population to nearly 75,000.
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Sailing their way to business success from Cambridge

12 April, 2017
Eighteen months after establishing Laszlo Boats, Laszlo Kertesz and Vera Bulsu have made significant strides in supply contracts locally and internationally.
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Kiwi startup unleashes new technology

12 April, 2017
Cambridge-based Nyriad is part of "the world's largest IT project", processing data for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope.
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Waipa takes advantage of World Masters Games opportunities

04 April, 2017
Connections facilitated by Council have resulted in growth for local businesses including Laszlo Boats and Good George Brewing.
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Cambridge partnership named Waikato's top environmental farmers

24 March, 2017
Judges were impressed with the wide range of innovations being used on Charlie and Helen Lea's farm and in their plant nursery.
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Sorting solutions

24 March, 2017
A homegrown solution created by the Furniss family, owners of Blueberry Country, is now being exported to the world.
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Moving the family home so Cambridge can grow

23 March, 2017
A home close to Cambridge's CBD will be removed and a development constructed in its place, helping to meet demand for commercial space in town.
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Hub provides local businesses with place to meet

22 March, 2017
Finding space to meet with clients can be difficult but there's now a solution thanks to the entrepreneurship of three Cambridge women.
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New accommodation to open in April

27 February, 2017
Kelly Rd Cambridge Lodge will be adding 22 rooms to the district's accommodation inventory.
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New housing subdivision on the market

23 February, 2017
Cambridge's urbanisation gathers momentum as new housing subdivision goes on the market
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Blueberries go from bush to market in a day

09 January, 2017
Fresh thinking and stream-lined processes have resulted in sweet success for the biggest berry farm business in New Zealand.
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Waipa set to cash in on busy summer season

06 January, 2017
Waipa is host to major international and national events over the coming months, from dragon boating and polo, to hydroplanes and the World Masters Games.
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World-class equine vet clinic opens

19 December, 2016
A new equine clinic which was nine months in the making and cost "several million dollars" has opened near Cambridge.
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Judges heap praise on Cambridge restaurant

19 December, 2016
Alpha Street Kitchen and Bar is very excited at two dishes earning a New Zealand Beef & Lamb Excellence Award.
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Consent granted for riverside apartments

16 December, 2016
Waipa District Council has granted consent for a new residential development in Cambridge.
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Hamilton Airport – a destination in its own right

28 November, 2016
On the heels of the opening of the Mavis Lounge café, Hamilton Regional Airport celebrates the launch of its conference facilities.
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Big jump in Waipa property values

11 November, 2016
Residential properties in Waipa have increased in value by an average of 38 per cent according to recent revaluations.
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Accommodation approved for Cambridge

18 October, 2016
Waipa District Council’s regulatory committee has approved a resource consent for the construction of a 20-room bed and breakfast-type facility at 17 Hamilton Road.
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New motel & retail development for Cambridge CBD

26 September, 2016
A new boutique motel is set to ease growing congestion and bring Cambridge its first mechanical car park stacker.
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Local couple launch pre-made meals for athletes

26 September, 2016
The founders of Plate Me Nutrition have spent hours developing delicious and nutritious meals with an 18-month shelf life.
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Hamilton Airport passenger numbers do a 180

30 April, 2016
More Kiwis are flying in and out of Hamilton Airport and because numbers are increasing, Air New Zealand plans to triple the size of its Koru Lounge.
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Fastest fresh produce filling solution launched

11 March, 2015
Ōhaupō-based BBC Technologies is significantly outpacing its global competitors when it comes to packing fresh produce such as blueberries.
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