About Us

Waka was formed in 2003 for the manufacture CNC routed souvenir products, along with production routing and pattern & mould making. With the establishment of the Techno dealership in 2004 the focus developed into assisting other businesses to purchase routers and software and to become efficient and productive users. With a total commitment to service and support, Waka has a long list of loyal clients.


Mecsoft CAD/CAM software has been part of the Waka range since 2005, and in early 2013 Mecsoft Oceania was established to provide distribution and support to the full range of Mecsoft products in the Oceania region – www.mecsoft.co.nz  www.mecsoft.com.au

Clients are supported in a very wide range of industries that include -
Aviation Engineering Engraving and badgemaking
Kitchen and panel-housing production Souvenirs Stairmaking
Furniture-making and woodwork Signwriting Orthotics
Pattern & mouldmaking Electronics



James Dowle - Director

Trained initially as a mechanic technician on construction, mining and marine equipment, before becoming a furniture designer and maker through the 1980's, specialising in solid timber domestic furniture to original designs and high-grade office reception and boardroom furniture.
The 1990's were spent developing the manufacturing business 'Focal Point' to produce highly detailed desktop wooden promotional products using traditional woodwork techniques combined with laser engraving and cutting.
A few years of teaching in Adult Education and High-school technology preceeded the establishment of Waka in 2003. As this business has developed to meet the needs of a growing clientele the emphasis is shifting from CNC machinery to the software that drives it, although a select range of machinery is still supported.



Waka New Zealand Ltd - Mecsoft CAD/CAM software for CNC Routers, CNC Machining Centres and Lathes - VisualMill, VisualMill for Solidworks, VisualTURN, VisualART,
RhinoCAM, RhinoART. Thunder Lasers, router cutters, carbide router bits, Precisebits cutting Tools, 'Working with Rhinoceros4'

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