Te Waka Quarterly Update Oct-Dec 2021
Executive Summary Our work program over the last quarter of 2021 has continued at pace, despite the impact and frustrations of the extended lockdown in Auckland and other parts of New Zealand.Read more
New Player Launches into the New Zealand Electric Vehicle Charging Market
Just launched, Hikotron’s EV charging stations are now available for public use at Waikato Innovation Park. A locally designed and manufactured smart charging solution, Hikotron has bold plans to roll out this technology throughout New Zealand.
University of Waikato launches a strategic partnership with Cardiff University in Wales
The University of Waikato has launched a strategic partnership with Cardiff University in Wales, designed to deliver world class collaborative research and opportunities for researchers, staff and students.
BOON takes the vibrance online with a lineup that’s all local
BOON takes the vibrance online with a lineup that’s all local.
When we roll as a whānau we move as one
When Peter Rameka signed up for pre-trade TIG welding training before completing his Trade Certificate at Waikato Polytechnic 20 years ago, he found it “hard and culturally uncomfortable”. He got through the tough times by listening to his father who said, “just put your head down and make a change later”.
Momentum builds for ambitious decarbonisation plan
The University of Waikato is one step closer to its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030, buoyed by new funding announced by Climate Change Minister James Shaw as part of the $220 million State Sector Decarbonisation Fund.
Te Waka Economic Radar Q3 2021
The Waikato region is better off than most. But it’s time to be bold and embrace change as pressures consolidate. Anticipated growth in the region is creating a talent shortage - turbo charging opportunities for skilled Aucklanders looking for good jobs, education and a better quality of life.
Waikato Management School Ranked #1 in New Zealand
The University of Waikato Management School has been ranked number one in New Zealand for Business and Economics in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
Start-up Wānanga 2021 is open for Applications
Do you have a business idea you want to get off the ground? Find out how we can help. Start-up Wānanga is an opportunity to cultivate your skills as an entrepreneur fast. Shape your business or start-up business idea through a series of 10 learning ‘sprints’ and practical exercises over a weekend. On the final day, pitch your business proposal to a panel of judges and a live audience. Start-up Wānanga will be hosted over the weekend of 25-27th November. Ignite you passion as an entrepreneur and be in to win heaps of prizes! Applications close on the 21st of November for more information check out | https://www.ahikomako.nz/events-workshops/start-up-wananga/
Well & Truly Award Winning
To top off a multi award winning year, Sue Loder has won the 2021 NZI Rural Women NZ Business Award - bountiful table category and is now in the running for the supreme award announced later this year.
Cultural activator to unleash creative potential of South Waikato
A new cultural activator appointed for South Waikato is excited to hit the ground running to unleash the creative potential of the district.
Three quick tips for navigating alert level 3
With parts of the Waikato now having moved to alert level 3 at midnight, it seemed appropriate that we share with you three short things that we feel are important and are worthy of focus at a time like this and beyond.
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The Waikato is full of people and businesses doing great things. Their stories help build our understanding of the strength of the Waikato and the benefits of living, studying, visiting or doing business here.