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Hamilton

Hamilton is a bustling, growing town in the heart of the Waikato region, at the centre of New Zealand’s innovative, world­leading dairy industry. Not surprisingly it has a lot of businesses which serve the local farming community. That includes things everything from machinery supplies and consumables to professional services like vets, food scientists, management consultants and more.

As a result, Hamilton has a diverse economy, and has the fastest growing population in New Zealand outside of the Auckland area.

In addition to agricultural support services, Hamilton has a thriving educational sector. University of Waikato is one of the country’s youngest and best universities, with world class programmes in sciences (especially agricultural sciences), arts and humanities. Meanwhile, the Waikato Institute of Technology (popularly known as WINTEC) has an equally wide range of vocationally oriented programmes in a wide range of disciplines.

Both University of Waikato and WINTEC attract students from over 50 countries around the world.

Hamilton’s a farming town, and a good one, too! But it’s also a lot more than that. With theatres, cinemas, art galleries and museums, you don’t have to go far to get the good oil. It’s also within easy reach of some of the best of what New Zealand has to offer, such as:

● The sparkling lights and glistening waters of Auckland, 90 minutes north

● The stunning, natural beauty of Coromandel peninsular, 90 minutes north east

● The wild terrain and surf beaches of Raglan just over half an hour west

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