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.
University Of Waikato Shows How Large Organisations Can Tackle Contact Tracing
While many businesses across the Waikato have adopted some form of contact tracing as part of Alert Level 2 guidelines, one of the region’s largest organisations has stepped up to the challenge.
Te Waka Economic Radar 17 June 2020
Yesterday 16 June marked the end of the country’s first week at Alert Level 1. This week’s Radar show some improvement and stabilisation of trends from last week.
Te Waka Economic Radar 10 June 2020
We expect reports in the coming weeks will begin to paint a clearer picture of what the shift to Alert Level 1 means for the country and Waikato region.
This month’s news that Hamilton will become the headquarters for the NZ Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) is a huge boost for our city and the Waikato region.
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