Business Assocations and Support

Find out how we can help your business through access to funding, advice 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.


Business Growth Services - Waikato

Waikato Innovation Park delivering Business Growth Services

Free business advisor drop-in sessions


Free business advisor drop-in sessions will return in September 2020 and are being expanded beyond Thames to Whitianga, Whangamata and Coromandel Town.

Waikato’s regional economic development agency, Te Waka, in partnership with our Council, organises for business advisors to visit our district for these free, one-on-one sessions.

The advisors take a birds-eye look at your whole business then help you connect with the right resources and experts so you can build capability and thrive.

Advisors can offer assistance in cashflow management and finance, human resources, health and wellness and business continuity planning and any other areas of need. They will refer business owners to helpful resources including where to go for government assistance.

The monthly drop-in sessions will resume in September 2020 on the following dates.

  • Thames: (Monthly) First Tuesday afternoon of the month starting on Tuesday, 1 September from 12pm to 4pm at our Council’s service centre at 515 Mackay St Thames.
  • Whitianga: (Bimonthly) Second Wednesday morning of the month starting on Wednesday, 9 September from 10am to 12pm at our Council’s service centre at 10 Monk St, Whitianga
  • Whangamata: (Bimonthly) Second Wednesday afternoon of the month starting on Wednesday, 9 September from 2:30pm - 4:40pm at our Council’s service centre at 620 Port Rd, Whangamata
  • Coromandel Town: (Bimonthly - alternating with the Whitianga dates above) on the second Wednesday of the month starting on October 14 at our Council's service centre at 355 Kapanga Rd, Coromandel Town (time TBC).

In the meantime, the advisory service is still offered online via ZOOM.  To secure a slot, visit www.tewaka.nz or call 07 857 0538 or email businessgrowth@tewaka.nz


Council Business Support

Council is ready to help big projects and developments navigate their way through all the different Council departments that will need to be involved.

For further information contact Georgina Bond