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News

Keep up to date with the latest news and announcements. Here, you can also access tips and advice columns from Te Waka and experts from the Waikato Business Support advisory panel.

  1. Te Waka Economic Radar 27 May 2020

    As at today, the country has been at Alert Level 2 status for two weeks. Te Waka, with the support of Waikato Regional Council Economists Blair Keenan and Sarah MacKay, continues to collate data to gauge what is happening in the Waikato economy.

  2. Te Waka Economic Radar 20 May 2020

    Charts in this week’s Radar show some significant improvement from last week, detailed in this report. We expect to see further improvement as businesses/individuals in the country and Waikato region phase-in the ‘less restrictive’ Alert Level 2 environment.

  3. Te Waka Economic Radar 13 May 2020

    As announced earlier this week, the country is to shift to Alert Level 2 on Thursday 14 May 2020.

  4. Te Waka Economic Radar 6 May 2020

    As we experience our second week at Alert Level 3 with new rules and responsibilities for Health and Safety and eagerly await announcements for a return to Alert Level 2.

  5. Building our Business Forcefield

    We have just emerged from what many will hope was the last lockdown we ever experience. If the last four weeks have taught us anything at all, it is to expect and be prepared for the totally unexpected.

  6. Te Waka Economic Radar 29 April 2020

    As this week we move to Alert Level 3 with new rules and responsibilities for Health and Safety, Te Waka, with the support of Waikato Regional Council Economist Blair Keenan, continues to collate data to gauge what is happening in the Waikato economy.

  7. Rising up to the ‘Mighty Local’ challenge in Level 3

    Waikato residents are stepping up to support their “Mighty Locals” as the region rallies to support businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  8. Te Waka pushes for completion of key Waikato infrastructure projects

    Ensuring connected communities critical to drive growth, employment and wellbeing.

  9. Te Waka Economic Radar 21 April 2020

    As the lockdown continues, Te Waka, with the support of Waikato Regional Council Economist Blair Keenan, continues to collate data to gauge what is happening in the Waikato economy.

  10. Economic Situation Report

    Last week – the third full week of Alert Level 4 – saw the release of a set of scenarios from the New Zealand Treasury. While we can quibble with some of the details, one thing it does illustrate is the historic magnitude of this shock to the economy.

  11. Changes to the Companies Act

    In response to the Covid-19 crisis the Government announced changes to the Companies Act 1993 (“the Act”) to allow company directors a “safe harbour” from potential adverse claims under sections 135 and 136 of the Act, the introduction of a Business Debt Hibernation regime to allow directors to manage any creditors which arise as a result of the crisis and several other related changes.

  12. New support centre launched to buffer Hamilton businesses

    Hamilton businesses will from today benefit from a new phone-based support centre that will provide advice and assistance to organisations affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Targeting small to medium sized firms, the Waikato Business Support initiative is funded by Hamilton City Council and led by Waikato’s regional economic development agency, Te Waka.