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.
Bolstering the opportunities for a world-recognised degree in Vietnam
The University of Waikato will soon welcome a new cohort of students based in Vietnam, through a joint partnership with the National Economics University (NEU) in Hanoi.
Ruakura Superhub 'exactly what we need', says visiting minister Stuart Nash
It’s one of the country’s largest developments and, less than a year out from its opening, the Ruakura Superhub is firmly on the Government’s radar. Minister for Economic and Regional Development Stuart Nash visited the superhub site on Tuesday and described the scale of the project as “astounding”.
Company-X’s Jes Elliott wins Reseller News Women in ICT Rising Star Award
Company-X software quality assurance tester Jes Elliott won the Reseller News Women in ICT Rising Star Award. Elliott received the award at a celebration lunch at the Hilton Auckland on July 8.
How to launch a new business in just six weeks
Imagine you have six weeks to take a business idea from scratch, develop a business plan and pitch it to the equivalent of a dragon’s den? That’s the reality for 11 Waikato people who are reinventing their futures after losing their jobs.
Sought-after legal expert recognised as ‘critic and conscience’ of society
University of Waikato Law Professor Alexander Gillespie has been named the joint winner of this year’s Critic and Conscience of Society Award.
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