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A future-focused economic powerhouse.

A future-focused economic powerhouse.

Underneath the laid-back attitude and humble confidence of the Waikato region, there’s an amazing and diverse economy. Waikato is the agricultural heart of New Zealand, with over 20 percent of the nations primary exports generated from the region. This support a wide range of businesses from processing of professional services. 

The Waikato is also gaining a reputation as a tech-smart hub with a wide range of businesses and start-ups making it their home. Nearly 60% of the agritech jobs in Aotearoa New Zealand are based in the Waikato. The Waikato is also leading the way in Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning, encouraged by the creation of the AI Institute at the University of Waikato, home to the country’s most powerful supercomputer dedicated to machine learning.

Being in the centre of Aotearoa New Zealand’s heartland with such a strong, future-focused economy means this is a great place to start your career.