‘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.
Waikato’s top business leaders gather to mark Te Waka’s first anniversary
Te Waka celebrated its one-year anniversary at an event on Friday alongside nearly 200 business and community leaders.
Top global tea awards for Zealong
Waikato’s Zealong Tea Estate has won three top global tea awards. Zealong Green, Zealong Aromatic Oolong, and Zealong Black were all awarded medals in their categories in the AVPA Teas of the World competition in France.
Three Waikato performing artists receive historic golden ticket to the stage
The result of the high intensity programme was a major grant injected into the Waikato to fund the full development of three new performance works from workshop to premiere.
The CBDs Finest Businesses Celebrated
In a night dedicated to celebration – the Hamilton Central Business Association (HCBA) ensured the CBD Celebration Awards delivered yet again. Award entrants showcased some of the CBDs finest businesses and set the scene for an evening of celebration, recognition and glamour.
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