The beauty of the North Waikato goes far beyond the rolling green hills and stimulates all the senses. Fresh clean air to breathe, delectable regional delights to tempt your taste buds and the tranquil sounds of nature, and above all room to build a future.
Huntly, in the heart of the North Waikato, has everything you could ask for with location, numerous education options, warm community spirit, sporting and leisure activities, employment opportunities and first class health services. We have a Community Board and District Council who are committed to development of the town, already evident in the upgrading of Main Street, Garden Place, BNZ Place and children's playgrounds around the town, not to mention larger projects in the pipeline.
Situated between Auckland and Hamilton, and within the ‘golden triangle’, Huntly is positioned in a central area close to main cities such as Auckland and Hamilton. With the new Waikato expressway in construction, commuting to either city will be even easier - an option more and more Auckland families are taking up. The expressway will eventually flow all the way to Cambridge, decreasing travelling times even further from our central town.
Huntly has everything you could ask for in the way of education facilities. Starting with a creche offering full time care and moving on to preschool, primary and secondary schools and Te Wananga O Aotearoa (University - Huntly Campus). All facilities offer quality education and modern, well resourced environments.
Sports & Leisure Facilities
Huntly offers a diverse range of clubs, sports and leisure facilities (see Local Links page).
Our upgraded enclosed local pool and gym facility is a wonderful complex used by many groups from the very young to our more senior residents, located at the Huntly domain, which also hosts the popular soccer club, skate park, squash club, tennis courts and bowling club. The domain is situated next to picturesque Lake Hakanoa which has a walkway all the way around it, featuring themed gardens and a Green Cathedral.
On the Western side of town, Lake Waahi (a former open cast mine) now offers walks, sailing, jet skiing, waka ama, windsurfing and swimming. It also hosts NZ’s only commercial diving school, Subsea training centre which trains divers from NZ and all over the world.
For a town of it’s size (approximately 7,000 population), Huntly is extremely well resourced for health services. There are doctors, dentists, a birthcare unit, rest home, physiotherapist and diabetic clinic to name but a few. The town is also serviced by the Waikato District Health Board with mobile ear and dental clinics visiting schools during the year. There is also a health shuttle run by the North Waikato Transport Trust available to transport local residents to their hospital and other health appointments.
Our community has some large employers such as Huntly Power Station and Countdown as well as other industrial, retail and trade companies. However with our close proximity to State Highway One, many residents have taken advantage of the local affordable house prices and continue to commute to larger centres such as Auckland or Hamilton for work.