Helping Waikato find work #onejobatatime
A group of business organisations across the Waikato are doing a united, simultaneous drive this Labour weekend to help Waikato people find work.
What happened when Tony went back to class
On his first day at Wintec, 47-year-old Tony Togia took out a pen and opened his notebook before he noticed the rest of the class unpacking their laptops.
Major funding boost for circular economy research programme
Engineering Professor Kim Pickering has been awarded $10.9m in Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Endeavour funding to explore a circular economy concept created for the Aotearoa New Zealand context, shaped by the philosophies and values of both founding cultures, Māori and European.
Te Waka Economic Radar 2 October 2020
As we reach the close of the third quarter of 2020, the latest statistics on the New Zealand economy give us a picture of the depth of the recession in the first half of the year.
Wintec women in engineering are making a stand
Wintec’s women engineers featured in an image on social media recently with the words “We are a diverse engineering team” and were surprised at the attention they got. The post was so popular, it generated a notification from LinkedIn they were trending on #engineering.
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.
New research seeks to transform data ecosystems to benefit indigenous peoples
A team of University of Waikato researchers have successfully secured $6m funding over four years in the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Endeavour Fund round.
A plan to grow equity for Pasifika students at Wintec
Wintec has appointed two Pasifika leaders to grow participation and equity for Pasifika learners. Colin Tuaa has joined Wintec as Pasifika Lead – Strategy and Engagement and he will work closely with Rose Marsters as Pasifika Lead – Learner Success to create a strategy for Pasifika learners.
A new approach to mental health in nursing
With mental health needs rising sharply and services already stretched, the University of Waikato is responding to the challenge with the launch of the new Bachelor of Nursing in 2021, integrating a focus on mental health and addictions throughout the three-year degree.
Hamilton’s first dedicated gluten-free bakery to open
Bliss Bakery, Hamilton’s only 100% gluten-free bakery, is opening a pop-up store at Queenwood Village in Chartwell on Friday 2nd October. Bliss Bakery’s products have previously been available online for click and delivery, or at the Tamahere Market, but their three month pop-up store will give customers, and gluten-conscious locals, a chance to experience their products like never before.
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.
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