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Enhancing cultural competency the Pasifika way
Raising equity and unleashing potential for Pasifika people in education starts with culturally competent educators and K’aute Pasifika and Wintec are working to address this in engaging ways.
First ever GRRRL FEST Kirikiriroa is ready for March
Devised after the 2020 lockdown by some passionate local women, GRRRL FEST Kirikiriroa is set for its debut weekend-long event to celebrate local creative talent alongside International Women’s Day.
New Writer in Residence for 2021
The University of Waikato is set to welcome Michalia Arathimos as the Writer in Residence for 2021. She will start in her new role after Easter and her residency project will be her third novel, Sojourn, which is set in the Waikato.
Outstanding Sacred Heart student wins US athletic scholarships
A year 13 Sacred Heart Girls’ College student has been offered numerous track and field scholarship offers from public and private Division 1, 2, and 3 universities in the USA, ranging in value up to $300,000.
Symbolic stone handover heralds the start of the Pan Pacific Community hub build
A significant celebration ceremony heralding the start of the build for the Pan Pacific Community hub in Hamilton took place on 5 December, at the Hamilton Bowling Club at Hinemoa Park.
Tompkins Wake takes top awards two years running
For the second year in a row, Tompkins Wake has been named the mid-size Law Firm of the Year, and chief executive Jon Calder was again named the Managing Partner (Chief Executive) of the Year (<100 lawyers).
2021 looks bright for 30 local Rangatahi
30 local rangatahi aged 14-18 who were disengaged from school have graduated from the Oho Mauri Transitions Programme and are now armed with skills to confidently transition into further education, training and employment in 2021. This collective was made up of 10 Huntly College girls, and 20 students from Ngaruawahia High School.
Waikato Celebrates International Student Community
Te Waka, Waikato’s Regional Economic Development Agency is leading a regional approach to celebrate and enhance the delivery of regional International Education solutions through a partnership with Education New Zealand, the University of Waikato, Wintec, Hamilton City Council and Secondary School Education providers.
A boost for the arts is a boost for all – or nothing.
Behold the rallying cry of the arts. Right now, 10 outstanding Waikato based projects, direct from our own community, are running month-long, all or nothing campaigns on Aotearoa’s home of creative crowdfunding - Boosted.
CBD Awards - For One Night Only
For one night only a memorable evening was created on the banks of the Waikato River, when Hamilton’s best CBD businesses came together to celebrate a night of success, achievement and festivity at the annual CBD Celebration Awards.
2020 Callaghan Medal: “A conduit between traditional Māori knowledge and modern Science”
Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) has been awarded the Callaghan Medal from Royal Society Te Apārangi for his ability to engage audiences with his research into Matariki. The Callaghan Medal is awarded annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to science communication and raises public awareness of the value of science to human progress.
Found just over the fence: 50th anniversary uncovers local Playcentre history
Hamilton families celebrating 50 years of community at Peachgrove Playcentre discover their founding member living right next door, along with the story of how a group of determined Waikato women created a lasting legacy for young children and their families.