An urban village in a rural setting

Welcome to Pokeno Village Estate, where generations have come to escape the clutter of city life, settle and become a part of the local village, start families and thrive off this fertile land.

Nestled at the foot of the Bombay Hills and protected by the surrounding terrain, Pokeno is strategically located at the crossroads of state highways 1 and 2, boasting convenient access to the north and south, the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and West Coast beaches.

Less than an hour from Hamilton and Auckland CBDs, Pokeno Village enjoys all the benefits of a country lifestyle without sacrificing the convenience of the nearby cities.

Expanding the vibrant and well established community, Pokeno Village is planned to cover 400 hectares and will include residential sections, an employment zone, extensive recreational parks and sports grounds, additional school facilities, neighbourhood walkways with native planting and open spaces, plus a reinstated Market Square that will become a focal point for the community .

As the population grows, Pokeno will build upon its strong local character. We invite you to join us in becoming a part of a new chapter in the unique history of an urban village in a rural setting.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Pokeno gets free business advice from local service

North Waikato business people can now access free advice, support and potentially funding to help their enterprise grow.

Waikato District Council, as part of its Open Waikato economic development service, has partnered with Waikato Innovation Park to offer the free business service from Tuakau. The service offers support for start-ups plus advice on business expansion, export market development, research and development funding and product development. The service is already available in the south of the district, based at Ruakura in Hamilton.

Waikato Innovation Park is the lead agency for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and Callaghan Innovation funding programmes. The Park’s business growth advisors can facilitate business access to the Food Innovation Network which provides services and facilities for food manufacturing businesses developing new products.

Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson said council’s economic development team (Open Waikato) had worked hard to extend the service into Tuakau and Pokeno.

“Waikato Innovation Park, along with the council, recognise Tuakau and Pokeno as high-growth, high-potential areas and we want to do all we can to foster and support economic growth that benefits our community,” Sanson said.

“North Waikato is full of smart people and budding entrepreneurs and this free service will provide support they might not otherwise have been able to access.”

Waikato Innovation Park business growth advisor Peter Davey said the main criteria for assistance was a desire to grow.

“We’re very interested in helping local businesses that are wanting to grow, facing technical roadblocks, or looking to take on new skills that will enable business growth.”

Business people can access the free service on the second Tuesday morning of every month and meet with a Waikato Innovation Park business advisor at the council office in Tuakau. Appointments can be made by emailing or by calling Open Waikato’s freephone 0800 252 626.

Mayor Sanson also urged North Waikato businesses to take advantage of the existing web-based business service already offered by Waikato District Council. A website, was “jam-packed” with information to help Waikato businesses succeed, he said.

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