Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tours NZ’s newest milk powder spray dryer in Waikato
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visited the Waikato Innovation Park today where she toured the newly-completed $50 million industrial spray dryer situated on the campus.
Working to end racial oppression supported by $10m MBIE grant
Researchers at the University of Waikato are leading a project that will investigate racial oppression across society. Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki, Dr Arama Rata and Professor Francis Collins say that racism is a social structure that underpins forms of interpersonal and institutional discrimination, which has detrimental effects on 21st Century Aotearoa New Zealand.
Hamilton Lake housing development to help ease city housing pressures
With demand for housing in Hamilton city at record levels, newly consented residential development Jack’s Landing is a welcome option on the doorstep of Hamilton Lake. Bordering Innes Common, Jack’s Landing received approval under Special Housing Area legislation which stipulates a portion of the house and land packages must be deemed affordable housing.
CBD Awards – For One Night Only A Transparent Riverside Marquee
For one night only a transparent marquee on the riverside will provide the foundation for a spectacular night of festivity as the Hamilton Central Business Association (HCBA) hosts the CBD Celebration Awards at Roose Common Park, Grantham Street on 18 November 2020.
New branding and facility refresh for Riverlea Theatre
The results of community collaboration and timely planning are coming to the fore at Riverlea Theatre. A collaboration with Wintec design students has resulted in a branding refresh.
Reflections on the National Accounts, by Blair Keenan, Te Waka Economic Advisor
The size of the Covid-shock to the Aotearoa-New Zealand economy became a little clearer today, with the release of the national accounts for the June 2020 quarter. This showed gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 12.2 percent (seasonally adjusted) from the March 2020 quarter, and was 12.4 percent lower than the June 2019 quarter. This is by far the largest quarterly fall recorded in this country, and reflects the lockdown under Alert level 4 which began at the end of March.
$12.5m project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions using ‘digital twin’ technology
University of Waikato School of Engineering Professor Michael Walmsley will lead a seven-year research programme to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to $12.5m in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The researchers will build a new technology platform called Ahuora to help reengineer the way we use, convert, supply and store renewable energy for industrial process heating.
Why micro-credentials are good news for lenders and car buyers
Wintec has developed a series of micro-credentials to formally recognise skills and encourage best practice for personal lending, particularly within the automotive industry. The new micro-credentials (short courses) were created in partnership with automotive and personal lending industry partners, to provide an industry-specific qualifications framework.
Waikato business survey reports mixed signals
A survey of 589 Waikato business owners and managers has found that while overall economic sentiment is pessimistic, the region’s businesses are more optimistic than their counterparts across New Zealand.
Te Waka Economic Radar 4 September 2020
While noting the general stabilisation of trends, there remains uncertainty in a number of areas.
Rocketspark and Wintec partner to get local business online for free
A partnership with a purpose has seen Wintec students using Rocketspark’ s five-star web building platform to create free e-commerce sites for Waikato businesses.
Rapid rail investigation welcomed
Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate has welcomed today’s announcement the government will undertake a business case to investigate the potential for rapid rail between Hamilton and Auckland.
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