Hamilton celebrates win as new headquarters of the NZ Institute of Skills & Technology
The NZIST is merging the country’s 16 institutes of technology and polytechnics along with all industry training organisations into one national organisation.
Te Waka Economic Radar 13 May 2020
Charts in this week’s Radar show minor improvements since last week, detailed in this report. As the country and Waikato region shift to Alert Level 2 we expect to see significant change.
Waitomo cavers turn to tree planting
But for a group of cave guides their attention has turned to an environmental initiative above ground in the face of the sudden tourism downturn.
Mother of three becomes first person from village to graduate with Masters
Leonora has overcome more than most to complete her Master of Education, and she hopes it shows other young Solomon Islanders what can be achieved.
A message to our nurses in 2020
Nurses globally and in Aotearoa New Zealand are at the forefront of care this year as we celebrate the International year of the Nurse. It’s International Nurses Day on Tuesday 12 May and the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, whose influence on modern nursing will always be remembered.
First steps on road to recovery are hidden in plain view
Te Waka calls for smaller, ‘ready right now’ projects to keep Waikato contracting companies work fit.
Bachelor of Arts student takes her opportunities and graduates in record time
Jahvaya is not only the first member of her family to complete a university degree, but she graduated with a double major and completed it in two years, including overseas travel.
Te Waka Economic Radar 6 May 2020
This week’s Radar show continued small movements in some of our data. As we progress our journey, we will continue to expand our monitoring and measures as we scan for signs of trouble, stabilisation, or sparks of life.
Wintec wins Innovative HR Teams award
Wintec has been named one of 10 visionary organisations setting the gold standard for Human Resources (HR) in New Zealand.
Building our Business Forcefield
We have just emerged from what many will hope was the last lockdown we ever experience. If the last four weeks have taught us anything at all, it is to expect and be prepared for the totally unexpected.
The Government’s new appetite for investing in infrastructure, along with encouragement for bold thinking on productivity, connectivity and sustainability, presents the Waikato with a unique window of opportunity.
Fancy a "Drive in" food truck fix?
Gourmet to Go is serving up a unique eating experience in Hamilton this Friday – food truck meals for ‘drive-in’ pick up.
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