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The Waikato region has lush pasture for dairy farming and racehorses. The main city is Hamilton, and there are many smaller centres. The film “The Lord of the Rings” was filmed in Matamata, where you can still visit the set of Hobbiton.
The fertile soil produces scenic gardens, and the Waikato has natural attractions such as the west coast beaches and limestone caves. Jobs are available in tourism related ventures both in the Waikato, and neighbouring Taupo and Rotorua.
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