Tech Student Speed Networking Event
In today's rapidly evolving tech landscape, the demand for skilled professionals in the tech sector is higher than ever. As one of the fastest growing tech regions in the country, its critical that we are building and retaining tech talent in the Waikato. To support this, Te Waka hosted a high-energy and impactful Tech Student Speed Networking event as part of Techweek 2023.Read more
Ecogas opens its flagship Reporoa Organics Processing Facility
Ecogas hosted an official opening of their new facility in Reporoa, the first of its kind in New Zealand. The opening was a celebration of New Zealand’s progress towards a circular economy.
Government contributes $8.2M to Kōpū marine servicing and business precinct
Te Waka CEO Michael Bassett-Foss says today’s funding announcement by Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones will allow the Thames-Coromandel district to take advantage of a growing marine servicing industry, creating jobs and significant economic growth for the area.
Tokoroa Trade Training Centre receives $10.84 in funding for centralised facility
The planned upgrade to Tokoroa’s Trades Training Centre will receive $10.84 million in funding from the Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which bolsters the $3.06 million already fronted by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, South Waikato Investment Fund Trust (SWIFT) and the South Waikato District Council (SWDC).
Hamilton celebrates win as new headquarters of the NZ Institute of Skills & Technology
The NZIST is merging the country’s 16 institutes of technology and polytechnics along with all industry training organisations into one national organisation.
Te Waka pushes for completion of key Waikato infrastructure projects
As the Government looks to kickstart the economy by fast-tracking ‘shovel ready’ projects.
Good George - Giving locals a helping hand
Good George has seen an increase in locals buying beer, cider and hand sanitiser on its online store.
Setting the sustainability standard high
The New Zealand National Fieldays Society is committed to achieving its long-term sustainability goals through environmentally responsible business.
Government funding helps address Waikato housing and skills shortages
This week’s Provincial Growth Fund announcement by the Government will provide a triple benefit of addressing Waikato’s housing shortage.
Virtual reality eliminates risk and improves safety responses
Taranaki-based First Gas, operator of more than 2,500 km of high-pressure gas transmission pipelines and 4,800 km of gas distribution networks in the North Island, turned to Waikato virtual reality (VR) specialist Company-X to design and develop a custom-built VR training programme.
A sneak peek into the future of health care
The government is developing a person-centred Digital Health Strategic Framework “consisting of aspirational goals and enabling priorities, guidelines and resources”.
Fieldays significant economic contribution
Fieldays® continues to contribute significantly to the regional and national economy according to the recent Economic Impact Report conducted by Dr Warren Hughes of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research at the University of Waikato.
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