Creating Social & Economic Opportunity
Wairakei Estate contributes significantly towards the economic growth of the upper Waikato Region and provides a significant level of employment. Once the future development of Wairakei Estate is complete, the Estate’s dairy operations are anticipated to be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Including flow-on effects, the daily operations of Wairakei Estate are estimated to boost regional GDP by $134 million per annum, increase regional employment by an additional 354 full-time equivalents, and regional incomes by $24 million per annum. The corresponding national impacts will be GDP of $90 million, full-time employment for 776 people, and household incomes of $41 million.