With New Zealand’s fourth largest city, Hamilton, located at its centre, the Waikato provides a much-desired balance between rural and urban. While its location in the North Island makes it an ideal business hub, its lush teeming natural beauty lends a sense of calm and tranquility to the area. If you zero in on the Waikato as your place of residence, you can choose between city and country life, or strike a balance between the two – whatever suits you: Hamilton city has its fair share of decent cafes and restaurants, which are rapidly developing as more people find their way to the city. For those inclined otherwise, the Waikato boasts a number of beaches, forests, fishing spots, and a major surf zone, as well as the world-renowned Hobbiton village.
In addition to teeming with natural beauty, Hamilton is also experiencing a growth in job opportunities. The undertaking of major roadworks will allow for better connectivity between the north and south portions of Hamilton, and better means of commute from Auckland. The region abounds in agri-science research facilities, calling for skilled R&D positions. You can also find employment in the Waikato University and Hospital. In addition, the active dairy hub in the area offers attractive job opportunities.
The region adheres to the high standard of education New Zealand is renowned for, with a number of primary and secondary schools, as well as the University of Waikato, which is among the top 50 universities under 50 years old worldwide. The university is especially renowned for its courses in business, management, and engineering disciplines.