Business Associations and Support

Business Associations on the Coromandel Peninsula

We recommend joining a business association or making contact with one to help you with advice, to get a good understanding of the district and to establish valuable business networks.


Soda: Waikato Region’s Regional Business Partner Provider

Soda helps businesses grow. We have the right people, experience, tools, resources and connections to make a tangible impact for you and your business. As the Waikato region’s RBP provider, we have specialist Business Growth Advisors available to help business owners and key managers identify needs and opportunities to grow their business. We can provide advice, information, referrals and connections to businesses seeking support for their growth journey.

If you need business advice and support book an appointment with a Business Growth Advisor or register online here and they will contact you.

Phone: +64 7 974 9111



Te Waka: Waikato Regional Development Agency:

Te Waka is the Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency, tasked with making a difference for people in the Waikato region. We make that difference through action and impact-focused economic development:

  1. Lift economic performance across the Waikato region
  2. Attract, retain and grow investment, talent and business across the region
  3. Champion and provide one voice for economic and business needs and opportunities across the region

Te Waka’s business growth services are aimed at helping businesses gain knowledge, connect with the right people, and grow.

Services include a free business needs assessment to support business growth plans, along with free access to the government funding programmes offered by NZTE and Callaghan Innovation and Business Mentors New Zealand. Te Waka’s Business Growth Advisors can also facilitate business access to the Food Innovation Network which provides services and facilities for food manufacturing businesses developing new products

Contact the Te Waka Business Growth Services team

If you need business advice and support book an appointment with a Business Growth Advisor or register online at and they will contact you.

Phone: 07 857 0538


Council Business Support

If you have a business idea, new venture or expansion plans, our Economic Development Team can meet with you to discuss them and work on a pathway forward with you. 

Mitch King - Economic Development Lead

Ph: 027 227 5743

Lisa Church - Economic Development Adviser

Ph: 021 064 8414