Indigenous designer revitalises Māori design through community collaboration
Indigenous designer Jade Kake of Whangārei, treated Hamilton audiences with a kōrero (talk) recently as part of the School of Media Arts’ Ramp Talks at Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae, Wintec.Read more
Waikato Food Inc Award Winners Announced
Sky City Hamilton was a buzz on Monday night as over 300 people came together to celebrate the Waikato Food Inc Awards.
A Taste of Home from the Home Kitchen Team
Hamiltonians can now order their own taste of Home Kitchen to share with family and friends as the social enterprise supporting former refugees living in Hamilton launches a ready-made meals range.
Performers transform Waikato streets into stages for Best Fest
Over the weekend, a once-off regional festival dubbed ‘Best Fest’ had approximately 200 performing artists across 16 Waikato towns, take their talent to the streets. Best Fest was a Waikato-wide COVID-19 arts response.
Culinary Cambridge is back for 2020
Music to the ears of food lovers everywhere - Culinary Cambridge is back for 2020 – with a few additions! Save the date September 11th-20th 2020.
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.
Funding boost for Hamilton creative scene through COVID-19 and beyond
Hamilton City’s creative scene has received a $58,000 boost thanks to the Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) Hamilton City’s latest funding round.
New Ramp Podcast series connects creatives in extraordinary times
Wintec School of Media Arts’ highly anticipated Ramp Festival is thrilled to announce a new Podcast series, Ramp Connects.
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.
1,000 free care packages for Waikato families
K’aute Pasifika have delivered over 1,000 free care packages including food and other household essentials to families in the Waikato since lockdown.
Waikato Eateries Open in Level Three
As the country moves to Level Three next Tuesday some local eateries will begin to trade. While they may not be flinging open their doors, (all transactions must be contactless) this is a much needed lifeline for many.
Scooping Duck Island goodness
The popular Hamilton Artisan ice cream maker is launching its ‘click and collect’ and delivery service as the country moves into the Level 3 stage of the national lockdown.
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