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About Waikato

  • Waikato is the 4th largest region of New Zealand.
  • Waikato Region has the 4th largest population out of 16 regions.
  • Waikato includes the urban centres of Hamilton and Taupo.
  • Waikato's average weekly income for people in paid employment is the 4th highest in New Zealand.
  • It has the 3rd highest median house prices out of 11 regions.
  • Waikato has the 4th highest number of businesses in New Zealand out of 16 regions.
  • The largest industry is manufacturing, followed by retail trade, and then property & business services.
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