From rock pooling to the “Internet of Things”
“The idea for an app evolved quite organically from a place of curiosity about the world that we live in” says Jenny, a solo parent of an eight and a half-year-old, “Living on a budget was challenging especially during the school holidays but luckily my daughter and I live in Raglan and we have the biggest natural playground on our doorstep”.
Celebrating the equine industry at Equidays 2019
Equidays 2019 saw a fantastic mix of learning, competing, equine shopping and entertainment over the four event days with over 17,000 equine enthusiasts coming together to celebrate all things equine.
The sweet smell of success
Amber Lenihan, 39, originally trained as a winemaker, but a love of perfume saw her switch career. “Some may not see the connection between making wine and perfume, but it is a lot about sensory evaluation,” she says.
Step into your spotlight
Thirty-five Māori performing artists took to the stage in a culminating showcase following an inaugural performing arts mentoring programme, Ngahau e Whā.
‘Op shops’ leading the way through the CELF leadership programme
Hospice Waikato runs 8 charity shops. With the business turning over $3.4m last year, strong leadership is crucial to ensure the operation runs smoothly.
Is Siri always listening?
One of several questions asked by attendees at the inaugural Tech in the CBD event series where Brendan Roberts, CEO at Aider - the digital assistant for small business, provided insights on the growing voice assistant trend. Hamilton Central Business Association talked about the value of leveraging pedestrian data to make more informed decisions around promotions, staffing and opening hours
Educators gather to grow Māori and Pasifika learner success
Led by Wintec Māori Learning Advisor and Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand (ATLAANZ) executive member, Tania Oxenham, the conference aimed to further professional development in Māori and Pasifika teaching and learning practises.
Business mentoring gives fashion label a cutting edge
Erica Gadsby is transforming people’s lives through fashion, and has done so through the help of Business Mentors New Zealand and a seasoned business expert.
Join us, together we can rule the software specialist space, Company-X tells girls
The 50 plus Silicon Valley savvy team with a Kiwi can-do attitude sent one of its best and brightest software architects to Hamilton Girls’ High School to inspire students to aspire to become her colleagues.
Wintec partnership will support more Māori and Pasifika students into trades careers
The agreement with Waikato-Tainui, K’aute Pasifika, OneStaff and BCITO will ensure Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) will continue to be offered from the Waikato.
This student has IT in her jeans
Eunji Min is in the third year of her fashion design degree at Wintec School of Media Arts and she was looking at ways to upcycle denim jeans into bags, connect the ‘owners’ and encourage sustainable living. The result is the Contrisumer project.
Keeping it local with emerging IT talent
Homegrown talent is helping a Hamilton IT firm grow globally. Hiring Waikato University interns at Aware Group is just one example of how the region’s thriving IT sector is helping nurture and retain local talent.
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