Zambian migrant embracing opportunities in the Waikato
Lushomo Thebe remembers arriving at Auckland Airport in 2010. She’d just flown in from Zambia with her mother and younger twin sisters to start a new life in Hamilton. What nine-year-old Lushomo couldn’t imagine then was that she’d be standing in Queen St in Auckland in 2021 with a suitcase taking a selfie to send to her mum. But this time the suitcase wouldn’t contain her clothes and sentimental trinkets. Instead, it would contain paperwork and equipment Lushomo would need for her internship at one of New Zealand’s leading law firms, Chapman Tripp.Read more
Reawakening mana in men in early childhood education
A lack of men in early childhood education has inspired Wintec Master of Applied Innovation student, Grayson Newton-Smith to create a book about restoring mana in men.
Ecology researcher awarded Hamilton Kirikiriroa Medal
The Hamilton Kirikiriroa Medal, one of the city’s highest accolades, was awarded to University of Waikato ecologist Professor Bruce Clarkson yesterday at Claudelands Events Centre.
Wintec to host change-making creatives at Ramp Festival
Wintec School of Media Arts’ highly anticipated Ramp Festival 2021 is once again bringing creative-based thinkers from across Aotearoa to Kirikiriroa, Hamilton from 4 - 6 August.
Bolstering the opportunities for a world-recognised degree in Vietnam
The University of Waikato will soon welcome a new cohort of students based in Vietnam, through a joint partnership with the National Economics University (NEU) in Hanoi.
How to launch a new business in just six weeks
Imagine you have six weeks to take a business idea from scratch, develop a business plan and pitch it to the equivalent of a dragon’s den? That’s the reality for 11 Waikato people who are reinventing their futures after losing their jobs.
Sought-after legal expert recognised as ‘critic and conscience’ of society
University of Waikato Law Professor Alexander Gillespie has been named the joint winner of this year’s Critic and Conscience of Society Award.
Te Waka Economic Radar July 2021
As the New Zealand economy continues its recovery from the Covid-recession, the Waikato region does likewise. After falling in the December 2020 quarter, GDP bounced back in the March quarter, with the construction and retail and wholesale trade sectors leading the way.
Soda’s new seed grant competition invites New Zealand’s female founders to Rise Up
Soda is searching for ambitious female entrepreneurs from around New Zealand to apply for its new seed grant competition – Rise Up – and be in to win $10,000.
Wintec earns gold standard accreditation for workplace wellbeing
Wintec is the first workplace in the Waikato to be awarded Gold Standard WorkWell Accreditation, having demonstrated all the successful components of a sustained health and wellbeing programme.
Chance meeting sees 16 Wintec apprentices get jobs in Huntly
When Boydy Scott pulled into Placemakers, Huntly and saw a Wintec student waiting for a work experience contact who hadn’t shown up, he said, “Jump in, you can help us out today”.
Morrinsville twins find the magic in performance analysis
Morrinsville twins Alison and Alysha Priestley find the magic through studying sport science at Wintec, and they are now fulfilling their dreams doing performance analysis with the Splice Construction Magic netball team.
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