Business case studies and stories in our region
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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.
Behind the scenes with New Zealand's school lunch programme
New Zealand’s healthy lunch in schools programme, Ka Ora, Ka Ako aims to deliver lunches to around 200,000 primary and secondary students by the end of this year, and Wintec is training people to implement it at schools and kura.
Wintec carpentry educator elected as New Zealand Certified Builders Association Waikato president
Alan Warburton, a Programme Coordinator at the Centre for Trades at Wintec in Hamilton has recently been elected as the president of the New Zealand Certified Builders Association (NZCB) Waikato.
Elevating Waikato creative mahi to the next level
Waikato creatives can get ready to super charge their creative journey, as a life-changing opportunity to line up a solid career in the arts, launches across Aotearoa.
Serving up the best of the Waikato
Corks were popping last night at the official launch of Feast Waikato 2021. Over 200 lucky guests gathered at the Hamilton Gardens to celebrate the release of this year’s programme and to be treated to an array of local food.