First ever GRRRL FEST Kirikiriroa is ready for March
Devised after the 2020 lockdown by some passionate local women, GRRRL FEST Kirikiriroa is set for its debut weekend-long event to celebrate local creative talent alongside International Women’s Day.Read more
Outstanding Sacred Heart student wins US athletic scholarships
A year 13 Sacred Heart Girls’ College student has been offered numerous track and field scholarship offers from public and private Division 1, 2, and 3 universities in the USA, ranging in value up to $300,000.
Hindsight 2020… and what to look out for in 2021
In Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts who show him scenes from his past, present, and the miserable future that awaits him. Scrooge takes this knowledge as an opportunity to change his ways, and avoid the fate shown to him by the ghost of Christmas yet-to-come. If only we had such guides to show us how to act now.
Symbolic stone handover heralds the start of the Pan Pacific Community hub build
A significant celebration ceremony heralding the start of the build for the Pan Pacific Community hub in Hamilton took place on 5 December, at the Hamilton Bowling Club at Hinemoa Park.
2021 looks bright for 30 local Rangatahi
30 local rangatahi aged 14-18 who were disengaged from school have graduated from the Oho Mauri Transitions Programme and are now armed with skills to confidently transition into further education, training and employment in 2021. This collective was made up of 10 Huntly College girls, and 20 students from Ngaruawahia High School.
Waikato Celebrates International Student Community
Te Waka, Waikato’s Regional Economic Development Agency is leading a regional approach to celebrate and enhance the delivery of regional International Education solutions through a partnership with Education New Zealand, the University of Waikato, Wintec, Hamilton City Council and Secondary School Education providers.
Te Waka Economic Radar 4 December 2020
As the year comes to an end, the latest statistics on the Waikato and New Zealand economy provide a stronger picture than many would have predicted during the lockdown period of COVID-19.
CBD Awards - For One Night Only
For one night only a memorable evening was created on the banks of the Waikato River, when Hamilton’s best CBD businesses came together to celebrate a night of success, achievement and festivity at the annual CBD Celebration Awards.
Found just over the fence: 50th anniversary uncovers local Playcentre history
Hamilton families celebrating 50 years of community at Peachgrove Playcentre discover their founding member living right next door, along with the story of how a group of determined Waikato women created a lasting legacy for young children and their families.
Business Awards celebrate local success
The Westpac Waikato Business Awards were held on Friday night celebrating the success of many local businesses despite such a turbulent year. Highlights of the night were Civtec taking home the Supreme Award, showing its continued dedication to quality customer service and the induction of the late Arthur Porter and the Gallagher brothers, Sir William and Dr John, being inducted into the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.
A new experience for Pasifika people to explore their future at Wintec
A new event at Wintec will deliver the warmest of Pasifika welcomes for Pacific people interested in joining the Wintec community as future students.
Te Waka Economic Radar 6 November 2020
As we head rapidly towards the end of 2020, a year in which many say ‘phew’ thank goodness that is over, the latest statistics on the New Zealand economy give us a picture of the depth of the effects of COVID-19.
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