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Tiaki in Kirikiriroa

For Kirikiriroa Hamilton tourism and hospitality businesses, caring for people, place and culture is at the forefront of everything they do with many already making standout contributions to the environment and community and sharing stories of our special place.
Tiaki in Kirikiriroa

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.

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Tiaki in Kirikiriroa celebrates care for people, place and culture in Hamilton

26 June 2024
Hamilton tourism and hospitality businesses making standout contributions to the environment, community and cultural storytelling are being recognised as part of a new ‘Tiaki in Kirikiriroa’ initiative, launched today by Hamilton & Waikato Tourism in partnership with Hamilton City Council.

Digital door opened to the heritage and cultural icons of Te Kūiti

20 June 2024
An immersive virtual heritage and culture tour of Te Kūiti has been launched to take the heartland King Country town to a global audience.

Community feedback drives Long-Term Plan decisions

7 June 2024
Hamilton City Council's most challenging and complex Long-Term Plan has crossed its penultimate hurdle.

Te Waka to cease operating as independent economic development agency

17 May 2024
A lack of collective regional commitment and inadequate resource means the country’s smallest economic development agency is unable to continue to deliver on growing stakeholder expectations and the needs of Aotearoa’s fourth largest region over the next three years.

New programme launched to advance tourism sustainability

10 May 2024
A new online programme to enable tourism businesses has been launched by the tourism industry’s leading representative body.
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