About our district

The Waipā 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, PirongiaŌhaupōand 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.

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

Although landlocked, the district has several large hydro lakes used extensively for watersports and recreation including Lake Karā​piro, the home of New Zealand rowing and other water sports.

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 Waipā​ district is also home to Hamilton Airport and has a growing reputation as the home of high-performance sport with Rowing New Zealand, Cycling New Zealand, Triathlon New Zealand, and Canoe Racing New Zealand making Cambridge their base.


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