Mark Hamilton was forced to rethink his work when on lockdown
On Wednesday 25 March 2020, photographer Mark Hamilton locked his Hamilton city studio and drove home to Pukekawa in the North Waikato with his partner Robyn, one camera and one lens. It was the evening before Covid-19 Alert Level 4, when New Zealanders went home to stay home, and fight a pandemic.Read more
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.
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.
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.
University celebrates Queen's Birthday Honours recipients
A University Council member recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.
University of Waikato Masters student wins international chemistry scholarship
Nyssa Hewitt has been awarded the 2020 Harvey W. Wiley Scholarship for analytical science, an award administered by AOAC International.
How Anna is getting paid to study sport
When 20-year-old Wintec sport student Anna Blackburn got the call to say her study fees were going to be covered thanks to a scholarship, she thought someone was playing a practical joke.
Esports tournament kicks off this week at the University of Waikato
High school gamers from around the country are getting ready for the NZ High School League of Legends Championships esports event that kicks off this week.
Mother of three becomes first person from village to graduate with Masters
Leonora has overcome more than most to complete her Master of Education, and she hopes it shows other young Solomon Islanders what can be achieved.
A message to our nurses in 2020
Nurses globally and in Aotearoa New Zealand are at the forefront of care this year as we celebrate the International year of the Nurse. It’s International Nurses Day on Tuesday 12 May and the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, whose influence on modern nursing will always be remembered.
Bachelor of Arts student takes her opportunities and graduates in record time
Jahvaya is not only the first member of her family to complete a university degree, but she graduated with a double major and completed it in two years, including overseas travel.
Wintec wins Innovative HR Teams award
Wintec has been named one of 10 visionary organisations setting the gold standard for Human Resources (HR) in New Zealand.
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