Mark Hamilton was forced to rethink his work when on lockdown
On Wednesday 25 March 2020, photographer Mark Hamilton locked his Hamilton city studio and drove home to Pukekawa in the North Waikato with his partner Robyn, one camera and one lens. It was the evening before Covid-19 Alert Level 4, when New Zealanders went home to stay home, and fight a pandemic.
Building begins for landmark University of Waikato development ‘The Pā’
$85m boost to the Waikato region and 500 jobs over the next two years. The University of Waikato is starting to build its landmark development The Pā, a new facility for students, staff and the community in the heart of its Hamilton campus.
Winners of Fieldays Online Innovation Awards 2020 announced
Innovation has been at the heart of Fieldays since its inception over 50 years ago. It is the very reason Fieldays exists and why Fieldays Online was launched.
Funding boost for Hamilton creative scene through COVID-19 and beyond
Hamilton City’s creative scene has received a $58,000 boost thanks to the Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) Hamilton City’s latest funding round.
Enlighten Designs Wins Partner of the Year Award!
Enlighten Designs is honoured to be recognised as the winner of the 2020 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for New Zealand. We are very proud to have been picked out of a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
Business is sweet for this young Hamilton entrepreneur
As a young Wintec business student, Josh King earned extra cash by cleaning cars at his Dad’s car-yard in Hamilton. Fast-forward five years and he has converted that same car-yard into his very own real fruit ice-cream business.
New Ramp Podcast series connects creatives in extraordinary times
Wintec School of Media Arts’ highly anticipated Ramp Festival is thrilled to announce a new Podcast series, Ramp Connects.
You can teach an old dog new tricks
Bill Johnston has never missed a Fieldays. The legendary Invercargill farmer has been making the annual pilgrimage since 1969 and has watched the event grow and evolve with the times. 2020 will be the first year that Bill won’t be making the trip, with Fieldays being entirely online.
Te Waka Economic Radar 3 July 2020
Charts in today’s Radar show some improvement and stabilisation of trends over the past few weeks.
CEO Column - Scaling up Mighty Local
Launching the Mighty Local campaign back in April was all about rallying the community to support its own and boost businesses affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.
Māori astronomer receives Prime Minister's award
University of Waikato Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe), has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Science Communications Prize from the Royal Society of New Zealand.
1300 Waikato businesses access support and $1.4M of funding during lockdown
Te Waka distributed more than $1.4 million in Government COVID-19 recovery funding during Alert Levels 3 and 4.
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