Become part of our caring community

At South Waikato District Council, we are proud to live in and work for our community. We believe the South Waikato is one of the greatest places in rural New Zealand with rolling green hills and lush farmland, extensive forests, beautiful rivers and dams and a truly fantastic multi-cultural community… and one of the best things, no traffic lights!

The South Waikato is truly one of the best places to live, work and play. The local Council has an eye on growing the district's economy, facilitating business development and ensuring quality services and facilities are delivered to its community. Our solution-focussed team work together for the betterment of the district and our community.

The South Waikato is a great place to live, play and work.

Things to do in the area include:

  • Walking/biking the Waikato River Trails and Cougar Park
  • Te Waihou Walkway to the Blue Spring
  • Boutique shopping in Tīrau
  • Cheese tasting at Putāruru
  • Talking poles in Tokoroa
  • Local museums
  • Fishing, hunting, water sports

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