Kia ora Mighty Locals!
Welcome to our space where we proudly promote and profile everything local across the Mighty Waikato region.

Our wonderful local businesses are at the heart of our Waikato community and now they need your help more than ever. Support our local businesses by shopping at your local store or farmers’ market, getting your fav food from your local eatery, exploring our fabulous Waikato destinations and attractions or simply by giving your local business a shout out.

While this is a challenging time, we know our Waikato community is one of innovation, creativity and community spirit. We know we are great at adapting, finding new ways of doing things, getting behind local initiatives and supporting each other. He waka eke noa: we are all in this together.

Mighty Local is a partnership initiative powered by Hamilton & Waikato Tourism, with support from your local council, Te Waka, the Chambers of Commerce and business associations across the region and the i-SITE visitor information centres.


You can get your fave Waikato foods for takeaway and delivery! Check out who is open near you to get your foodie fix. Yum!
Hauraki Rail Trail cycling trail, Te Aroha, NZ


Head outdoors on some of the great walking and cycling trails based in the Waikato, or check out some of the great activities and attractions on offer.


Cafes and restaurants are open for dine-in service at Orange

Local Food & Beverage

An array of mighty food and beverage producers across the region are delivering your fave foods direct to your door - from organic fruit and veg, farm-fresh milk and artisan breads to gourmet meats and coffee beans.