About Our District

The Waipa District lies in the heart of New Zealand's Waikato region and has a resident population of around 46,000.

Stretching over 1447 square kilometres, the main urban populations are in the towns of Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Kihikihi, PirongiaOhaupo, and Leamington.

Because of the high proportion of elite soils, the district boasts a rich agricultural base dominated by dairy farming, but also featuring sheep and beef, thoroughbred horse studs, deer farming and fruit production.

Waipa also hosts the largest annual agricultural exhibition of its kind in New Zealand, the National Agricultural Fieldays,  which attracts visitors to the Mystery Creek Events Centre from all over world.

Although landlocked, the district has several large hydro lakes used extensively for watersports and recreation including Lake Karapiro, the home of New Zealand rowing.

There are two major rivers and many smaller peat lakes which are considered some of the best examples of their type in the world.

The Waipa District is also home to Hamilton Airport and has a growing reputation as the home of high-performance sport with Rowing New Zealand, Bike New Zealand and Triathlon New Zealand making Cambridge their home.

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