Confidence takes a tumble in latest Waikato Rapid Sentiment Survey
A survey conducted amongst 504 businesses in the Waikato last week indicates business confidence has fallen sharply in the latest lockdown, with Net Confidence in the economy declining to -20% today from +3% in March this year, but still better than the -31% during last year’s second lockdown in August 2020.
World-leading data quality assurance project finalist in Excellence in Govtech Award at 2021 New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards.
The team behind the world’s first national roading performance reporting and data quality assurance tool was a finalist in the Excellence in Govtech Award at the 2021 New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards.
Artificial intelligence diagnoses pneumonia, wins international award
A prototype app using artificial intelligence to diagnose pneumonia has won the developer an international award. Company-X senior software developer Jiadong Chen built the prototype for an international competition run by Microsoft.
Wintec Health Services now home to two registered nurse prescribers
Wintec Health Services in Hamilton is now home to two nurse prescribers, as nurse Jo Brown has recently become a designated registered nurse prescriber in community health (designated RNPCH).
Funding now open for creative projects in Kirikiriroa
Creative Waikato is calling for applications from groups and individuals looking for cash to supercharge their next creative project.
Zambian migrant embracing opportunities in the Waikato
Lushomo Thebe remembers arriving at Auckland Airport in 2010. She’d just flown in from Zambia with her mother and younger twin sisters to start a new life in Hamilton. What nine-year-old Lushomo couldn’t imagine then was that she’d be standing in Queen St in Auckland in 2021 with a suitcase taking a selfie to send to her mum. But this time the suitcase wouldn’t contain her clothes and sentimental trinkets. Instead, it would contain paperwork and equipment Lushomo would need for her internship at one of New Zealand’s leading law firms, Chapman Tripp.
Wintec opens its doors to a global classroom
When Design Factory NZ coach, Aidan Bigham was asked to create a design thinking course for global online learning platform FutureLearn, he was expecting some interest, but sign-ups to the free four-week course took him by surprise.
Cyber security tool protects infrastructure from hackers
A Waikato company has designed a cyber security system to protect vital infrastructure like electricity lines and manufacturing from hackers, as companies overseas pay out millions of dollars in ransom to cyberattackers.
Creating Change with Ataria Sharman at Ramp Festival
Whangārei-based writer Ataria Sharman is bringing her industry insights as one of Ramp Festival’s guest speakers, on August 6, at Wintec City campus in Hamilton.
Reawakening mana in men in early childhood education
A lack of men in early childhood education has inspired Wintec Master of Applied Innovation student, Grayson Newton-Smith to create a book about restoring mana in men.
Ecology researcher awarded Hamilton Kirikiriroa Medal
The Hamilton Kirikiriroa Medal, one of the city’s highest accolades, was awarded to University of Waikato ecologist Professor Bruce Clarkson yesterday at Claudelands Events Centre.
Wintec to host change-making creatives at Ramp Festival
Wintec School of Media Arts’ highly anticipated Ramp Festival 2021 is once again bringing creative-based thinkers from across Aotearoa to Kirikiriroa, Hamilton from 4 - 6 August.
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