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.Read more
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.
Annah Stretton - Facing up to community need
Waikato Fashion designer Annah Stretton has been flat out during these extraordinary times.
Virtual lockdown magic for Kiwi kids
A Hamilton woman has taken her entertainment business online, bringing some magic to kids during the lockdown.
Wintec doubles marae graduation ceremonies to meet growing cultural demand
Around 2,500 students qualified to graduate from Wintec and this Friday, the first two of Wintec’s six graduation ceremonies will be held at Te Kōpū Mania o Kirikiriroa Marae on Wintec’s Hamilton City campus.
Student sculpts fluid glass into exciting forms at Ramp Gallery
A new exhibition exploring a 15-year love affair with New Zealand glass art by Wintec Master of Arts student, Heather Olesen is an exciting experience in sculptural glass fluidity.
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