Our Waipā district lies in the heart of New Zealand's Waikato region and has community of around 53,000.
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Our rural community makes the most of our rich soils with dairy farming, as well as sheep, beef and deer farming, thoroughbred horse studs and fruit production.
We’re proud to host National Agricultural Fieldays, the largest annual agricultural exhibition of its kind in New Zealand that attracts visitors from all over world to the Mystery Creek Events Centre.
We’re at home on the water, with several large hydro lakes used extensively for watersports and recreation including Lake Karāpiro, the home of New Zealand rowing and other water sports.
The major Waipā and Waikato rivers flow though our district, and our smaller peat lakes are considered some of the best examples of their type in the world.
The Waipā district is 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 all based in Cambridge. Find out more at gowaipa.com