Waikato businesses more optimistic about regional economy than six months ago
Regional economic development agency Te Waka’s second Waikato Business Sentiment Survey shows business owners and managers are significantly more optimistic about their sector and the region’s economic performance than they were six months ago, but remain less confident in the country’s economic performance as a whole.Read more
Office expansions, recruitment drive, awards: law firm’s growth trajectory continues
Law firm Tompkins Wake has started off the year managing office expansions and a recruitment drive, on the back of a slew of awards last year. More and more, this Hamilton-headquartered firm is making its mark as a Waikato success story.
Survey reveals size and shape of the Waikato Tech Sector
A survey of Waikato’s growing tech and innovation sector paints an optimistic picture, with 92 percent of the 50 respondents expecting their company performance to improve over the next three years.
Making a feast
Denise Irvine talks to Vicki Ravlich-Horan and Julia Clarke about putting Feast on the Waikato’s Easter table The motivation is simple: run a key event at Easter that celebrates the Waikato’s amazing food and producers, make it a joyous occasion that builds pride in the region. The challenge is harder: find the money, the sponsorship, the people, places and producers to make it fly.
Behind the scenes with New Zealand's school lunch programme
New Zealand’s healthy lunch in schools programme, Ka Ora, Ka Ako aims to deliver lunches to around 200,000 primary and secondary students by the end of this year, and Wintec is training people to implement it at schools and kura.
Elevating Waikato creative mahi to the next level
Waikato creatives can get ready to super charge their creative journey, as a life-changing opportunity to line up a solid career in the arts, launches across Aotearoa.
Serving up the best of the Waikato
Corks were popping last night at the official launch of Feast Waikato 2021. Over 200 lucky guests gathered at the Hamilton Gardens to celebrate the release of this year’s programme and to be treated to an array of local food.
Students take on the birds at Lake Rotopiko
Encouraging more native wildlife at a Waikato lake has created a developing health risk now that around 500,000 noisy ‘pest’ birds have moved in.
NZ’s Best Head to Takapoto for Top Competition
COVID-19 may be putting a halt to fluid offshore travel but that hasn’t stopped an international flavour at Takapoto Estate Show Jumping.
New Pro Vice-Chancellor focused on bringing a human dimension to tackle some of the big problems of our time
Professor Patrick Leman has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor to the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (ALPSS) at the University of Waikato, joining from senior roles at King’s College London.
Celebrate Mana Wāhine with big visual art love
Seven artists, six walls, three days. BOON Street Art Festival is back for 2021 from March 5th-7th, celebrating Mana Wāhine with an all-female line-up that's all Aotearoa.
Dynamo6 ready to help public sector agencies digitally advance
Hamilton technology service company, Dynamo6 has been approved on the New Zealand government digital Marketplace. This a useful tool that benefits both public sector agencies and digital providers.
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