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New addition to Hamilton's ever-changing skyline
The skyline of Hamilton's CBD is being transformed at a rapid pace as major builds take shape across the central city. The first of five inner-city buildings planned for the Union Square precinct is nearing completion and played host to Finance Minister Grant Robertson this week.
Challenges loom for 'booming' Waikato economy
Waikato’s economy is “booming” but challenges remain, including getting enough skilled workers across the country’s borders. Finance Minister Grant Robertson was in Hamilton on Wednesday to talk to business leaders and visit some of the city’s construction hotspots.
Originair Increases Services
Originair is about to introduce a further Jetstream 32 aircraft to its fleet allowing increased services. Commencing Monday May 3rd, the airline will overnight an aircraft and crew in Hamilton allowing it to offer an early morning departure direct to Palmerston North and on to Nelson.
Waikato ranked top 60 in the world for research that impacts economic growth and reducing inequality
The University of Waikato has been ranked in the top 60 universities in the world for research that supports economic growth and reducing inequality, as measured against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Ruakura Superhub on track for opening in early 2022
The Ruakura Superhub is predicted to play a crucial role in reducing New Zealand’s carbon footprint. Transport Minister Michael Wood was given a tour of the superhub site this week as it quickly takes shape along Hamilton’s eastern fringe.
New partnership with Wintec and Toi Ohomai a win for massage therapists wanting to upskill
High demand for practitioners with a Level 6 massage qualification has resulted in a collaboration between Wintec and Toi Ohomai, which has doubled enrolment by putting learners at the centre.
Major new inner-city build planned for Hamilton
A plan to turn a makeshift inner-city car park into a striking business precinct is being heralded as further evidence of Hamilton’s transformation into an attractive, modern city. Stark Property has released the first concept images of Tūāpapa – a major three-staged development planned for the corner of Ward and Tristram streets.
Covid-recovery climate: Waikato HR company near-doubles its recruitment team
Hamilton-based human resources company Everest People has announced the appointment of two new recruiters this month, expanding its core recruitment team from three to five.
New scholarships enable Māori health professionals to earn while they learn
Six Māori psychiatric assistants are now studying their way to a degree-level nursing qualification at Wintec that will progress their careers and create potential for better Māori mental health support.
Spotlight on Te Kaarearea special housing area
The Waikato Housing Initiative is proud to be part of Te Kaarerea Special Housing area we take a look at what makes it so unique:
Office expansions, recruitment drive, awards: law firm’s growth trajectory continues
Law firm Tompkins Wake has started off the year managing office expansions and a recruitment drive, on the back of a slew of awards last year. More and more, this Hamilton-headquartered firm is making its mark as a Waikato success story.
Making a feast
Denise Irvine talks to Vicki Ravlich-Horan and Julia Clarke about putting Feast on the Waikato’s Easter table The motivation is simple: run a key event at Easter that celebrates the Waikato’s amazing food and producers, make it a joyous occasion that builds pride in the region. The challenge is harder: find the money, the sponsorship, the people, places and producers to make it fly.