Seed Waikato is a registered charity (CC55322 ) with a dream to see young people thrive in the Waikato. Founded in 2017, we are focused on connecting and growing 18-30(ish) year olds with inspirational events, and with our website, the home of young culture.

Our Question

Seed Waikato started with a couple of young people in the Waikato asking each other a question: What’s missing from young culture?

We soon learned that we weren’t the only ones asking. Across the Waikato we can feel the energy. Young people are searching for opportunities to thrive. Chances to connect and grow. Find like-valued people. Fun things to do. And events with purpose. Young people want to hear from inspirational mentors. Have access to empowering resources. Give back to our community.

The Answer is You

Seed Waikato is a movement that aims to unite young people under a common vision. To build a collective who redefine what it means to be young, here and now. Who challenge, inspire, and encourage each other. We want to create and highlight the spaces and opportunities needed to make the vision a reality.

Our Future is Now

Our vision is a vibrant Waikato for young people, powered by young people. That the vision can be real today. The future is ours for the making if we start now. The call out is to you, the 18-30(ish) year olds of our region, to join us in co-creating a Waikato where young people thrive!


Dear Baby Boomers and Generation X. Let them say we walked side by side. Sincerely, Millennials.


A very special thank-you to Blair Paterson from Blair Paterson Media Productions for your generosity in creating this insane launch video.


A place where young people thrive. That's our dream for the Waikato. We're passionate about shaking up young culture, fostering connections, growth, community and wellbeing. We asked our partners, funders, donors, business sponsors, event attendees, partners and bloggers what they thought of our movement so far, and here's what they had to say.

Huge thank you to Sam Wright Visuals for creating this amazing video!