The Stars Shine Bright in the Waikato with the iCLAW Matariki Dish Challenge back for its sixth year.
Waikato Food Inc’s Matariki Dish Challenge is set to brighten the local hospitality scene for its sixth year. This unique challenge dares local chefs to create a dish inspired by Matariki while celebrating local ingredients.Read more
Wintec implements change programme to lift outcomes for Māori and all learners
A pōwhiri marked a new era at Wintec recently, when recently appointed Pouārahi Māori - Executive Director Māori, TeUrikore Biddle and six kaihautū, Māori leaders, were welcomed onto Te Kōpu Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton.
Waikato Chamber of Commerce announces new sponsorship ahead of Business Awards
The Waikato Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Foster Construction Group as the new primary sponsor for the upcoming 2021 Business Awards which officially open for entry today.
New partnership with Wintec and Toi Ohomai a win for massage therapists wanting to upskill
High demand for practitioners with a Level 6 massage qualification has resulted in a collaboration between Wintec and Toi Ohomai, which has doubled enrolment by putting learners at the centre.
Covid-recovery climate: Waikato HR company near-doubles its recruitment team
Hamilton-based human resources company Everest People has announced the appointment of two new recruiters this month, expanding its core recruitment team from three to five.
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.
New scholarships enable Māori health professionals to earn while they learn
Six Māori psychiatric assistants are now studying their way to a degree-level nursing qualification at Wintec that will progress their careers and create potential for better Māori mental health support.
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.
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