Tech in the Tron

Explore the lifestyle

Discover what makes our region one of a kind.

Welcome to

Kirikiriroa Hamilton and the wider Waikato region

Enjoy a flexible lifestyle, a connected tech industry and a vibrant natural playground.

Choose your lifestyle

Our region offers the best parts of Kiwi life - all within reach. Think: rivers, mountains, forests and coastlines as the backdrop to your day. Relax in Raglan, hike the Hakarimatas, cycle through Cambridge, or watch the river roll by from Mr. Pickles Bar & Eatery. 
“I can lead an active life at a relaxed pace, yet still work in a tech-driven city where I’m able to progress professionally.”
Emily Irvine
Software Developer, Shift72
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Pick your place

Hamilton and its surrounding communities are easy to access which means more options and flexibility when it comes to where you want to live. Here, you can enjoy the best of many worlds - a lifestyle block, west coast beach vibes, or city life in Hamilton.
“Having a career based in Hamilton means that you have so many choices about what kind of life you build away from work. Running a tech company and working with so many talented people is hugely rewarding, but so is the ability to create a lifestyle that helps us connect to the things we identify as our real purpose.”
Jeremy Hughes
Jeremy Hughes
Co-Founder & Director, Company-X

Connect and Collaborate

Our strategically positioned region unlocks all sorts of opportunities - both professionally and recreationally. But it’s more than geography - our people, economy and tech community are connected too.
“As tech leaders we serve a higher purpose beyond our own business balance sheets. The passion for collective success is unmatched. We’re here, present, without ego and actively investing to lift the tech sector here in the Waikato…from what I’ve seen this kind of industry engagement and community cohesiveness doesn’t exist anywhere else on the planet”
Working in Tech
Mike Jenkins
Entrepreneur & Tech Leader

Local hotspots

Explore our thriving hospitality scene, modern workspaces and a lifestyle alongside the Waikato River.
Mr Pickles Bar & Eatery
Quirky, unexpected and simply delicious. A must.
Waikato Innovation Park
A dynamic business campus where businesses, technology and research organisations thrive.
#business #innovation
Victoria on the River
Victoria on the River
A local hotspot with incredible views of the Waikato river. A great place to meet with friends, eat out or chill in the sunshine on your lunch break.
Panama Riverbanks Coworking
With views over the river, hot coffee and a friendly team to work alongside, Panama Riverbanks is a top space to work. #coworkingspaces

Learn more about the Waikato

Check out the these great local websites​ @techinthetronnz