2021 looks bright for 30 local Rangatahi
30 local rangatahi aged 14-18 who were disengaged from school have graduated from the Oho Mauri Transitions Programme and are now armed with skills to confidently transition into further education, training and employment in 2021. This collective was made up of 10 Huntly College girls, and 20 students from Ngaruawahia High School.
Waikato Celebrates International Student Community
Te Waka, Waikato’s Regional Economic Development Agency is leading a regional approach to celebrate and enhance the delivery of regional International Education solutions through a partnership with Education New Zealand, the University of Waikato, Wintec, Hamilton City Council and Secondary School Education providers.
Te Waka Economic Radar 4 December 2020
As the year comes to an end, the latest statistics on the Waikato and New Zealand economy provide a stronger picture than many would have predicted during the lockdown period of COVID-19.
A boost for the arts is a boost for all – or nothing.
Behold the rallying cry of the arts. Right now, 10 outstanding Waikato based projects, direct from our own community, are running month-long, all or nothing campaigns on Aotearoa’s home of creative crowdfunding - Boosted.
CBD Awards - For One Night Only
For one night only a memorable evening was created on the banks of the Waikato River, when Hamilton’s best CBD businesses came together to celebrate a night of success, achievement and festivity at the annual CBD Celebration Awards.
2020 Callaghan Medal: “A conduit between traditional Māori knowledge and modern Science”
Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) has been awarded the Callaghan Medal from Royal Society Te Apārangi for his ability to engage audiences with his research into Matariki. The Callaghan Medal is awarded annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to science communication and raises public awareness of the value of science to human progress.
Found just over the fence: 50th anniversary uncovers local Playcentre history
Hamilton families celebrating 50 years of community at Peachgrove Playcentre discover their founding member living right next door, along with the story of how a group of determined Waikato women created a lasting legacy for young children and their families.
Business Awards celebrate local success
The Westpac Waikato Business Awards were held on Friday night celebrating the success of many local businesses despite such a turbulent year. Highlights of the night were Civtec taking home the Supreme Award, showing its continued dedication to quality customer service and the induction of the late Arthur Porter and the Gallagher brothers, Sir William and Dr John, being inducted into the Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame.
Rocketspark launches first AI SEO tool that generates text content for its website builder
New Zealand website builder Rocketspark has launched what is believed to be the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool on the market that creates text content for its website users, helping get their businesses in front of more customers online.
Showcase shines a light on the work of Wintec creatives
A new generation of creatives are revealing their work in the Wintec School of Media Arts 2020 Creative Showcase throughout November in Hamilton, with exhibitions, music, performing arts and a silent art auction.
A new experience for Pasifika people to explore their future at Wintec
A new event at Wintec will deliver the warmest of Pasifika welcomes for Pacific people interested in joining the Wintec community as future students.
Te Waka Economic Radar 6 November 2020
As we head rapidly towards the end of 2020, a year in which many say ‘phew’ thank goodness that is over, the latest statistics on the New Zealand economy give us a picture of the depth of the effects of COVID-19.
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