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D-Day for Peacocke

Peacocke family spokesman Mark Peacocke. Plan to develop Hamilton to the south gets the go ahead. A three-decade wait is  set to end, with the much-delayed development of Peacocke on Hamilton’s southwestern outskirts poised to get a 1000-home boost alongside the Waikato River. Hamilton City Council gave the long-awaited Peacocke development the thumbs up in [...]

Fieldays 50th – A year to remember

Never mind Fieldays week – 2018 will be known as Fieldays year as celebrations for the 50th anniversary pack the calendar. Celebrations include a series of functions, artworks, a museum exhibition, two anniversary books and a surprise pre-Fieldays roadshow from the bottom of the South Island to the top of the North. For an organisation [...]

Good George a great Waikato growth story

Waikato Inc. sweetheart Good George has good reason to raise a glass with a thirsty kick-off to summer and year-on-year sales growth nudging 50 percent. Actually, it has 1.2 million reasons. The privately-owned, independent Frankton brewer of handcrafted beers and ciders is aiming for a production milestone of 1.2 million litres of beverages by the [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|Waikato Business News|

Crucial BOP forestry sector faces up to major changes

The coalition government’s commitment to planting 1 billion trees in the next decade, and relocating the head office of a new ministry of forestry in Rotorua, have drawn wide attention in the region and generally been welcomed across the sector. The new ministry will be made responsible for developing and implementing a wide-ranging and comprehensive [...]