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This part of waikatonz.com is designed to keep our local tourism industry up-to-date with the latest news, industry events and sector activities happening in the Waikato region.

Council Long Term Plans

As you have seen and heard in our previous newsletters, events and general catch-ups, a key focus for HWT over the coming months is on the Long-Term Plan process, and the impact this will have on us, as an organisation, and in turn, you as our tourism industry and our wider communities.
Council Long Term Plans

Waikato is a region of diversity; an agricultural powerhouse of awe-inspiring natural wonders including the mighty Waikato River, Waitomo caves, surf beaches, and is home to Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto and Raukawa.

Destination Management Plan

Latest Industry News

Morrinsville’s Herd of Cows? Goes Digital

10 April 2024
Morrinsville’s artsy street cows are hoofing it to the global stage as part of a new digital experience designed to entice more visitors to the mighty Waikato.

Epic exhibition opens this weekend at Waikato Museum

8 April 2024
School holidays will start with a roar at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga O Waikato as Six Extinctions opens to the public on Friday 12 April, revealing a life-sized cast of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.

Funding cuts endanger Waikato’s tourism industry, say local leaders

26 March 2024
Tourism operators across the Waikato have joined Hamilton & Waikato Tourism chair Richard Leggat in expressing “grave concerns” about proposed council funding cuts for the region’s tourism organisation and the resulting impact on the Waikato visitor sector.

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari Gala Dinner

25 March 2024
Get excited! The Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari Gala Dinner - Mauri of the Maunga is back for another year and Early Bird tickets are on sale now.

Extinction comes to life at Waikato Museum with huge Tyrannosaurus rex

15 March 2024
Deadly prehistoric predators, replica fossils, and a life-sized cast of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered will be on display at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga O Waikato when Six Extinctions opens next month.
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