Celebrating the equine industry at Equidays 2019
Equidays 2019 saw a fantastic mix of learning, competing, equine shopping and entertainment over the four event days with over 17,000 equine enthusiasts coming together to celebrate all things equine.
Step into your spotlight
Thirty-five Māori performing artists took to the stage in a culminating showcase following an inaugural performing arts mentoring programme, Ngahau e Whā.
Three Waikato performing artists receive historic golden ticket to the stage
The result of the high intensity programme was a major grant injected into the Waikato to fund the full development of three new performance works from workshop to premiere.
The CBDs Finest Businesses Celebrated
In a night dedicated to celebration – the Hamilton Central Business Association (HCBA) ensured the CBD Celebration Awards delivered yet again. Award entrants showcased some of the CBDs finest businesses and set the scene for an evening of celebration, recognition and glamour.
Cherry Tree cheer in the air
It all began when a Matangi couple noticed people stopping at their gate to admire their spectacular cherry trees. Paul Oulton and Anne Cao are about to host the third annual Waikato Cherry Tree Festival, on September 20-29, at their home on the outskirts of Hamilton.
2019 Best Design Awards finalists
Stark Property’s Panama Square and The Riverbank Lane have been named finalists in the 2019 Best Design Awards. The Best Design Awards is an annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product, interactive and motion design, brought to you by The Designers Institute of New Zealand
Waikato Hospitality Champions Celebrated at Regional Awards
The festivities were hosted by The Restaurant Association of New Zealand and local food group Waikato Food Inc at The Atrium, Wintec. The highly anticipated awards recognised everything and everyone that is hospitality – from front of house teams, kitchen crews and baristas to bar stars, restaurants, and top industry personalities.
Boon After Dark injects light into Hamilton
On Saturday 3 August, Boon After Dark will launch a temporary light sculpture installation in Garden Place for the public to interact with over the next four months.
The Tunes of Waikato
“To showcase and promote the rich musical talents of the Youth from Waikato Region through selecting, mentoring, recording, showcasing and making it easily accessible to anyone from anywhere in the world”.
Artists revealed for Aotearoa's largest mural
New Zealand’s soon-to-be largest mural now has mastermind artists behind it, preparing to bring it to life in January 2020.
National Art Award nomination for Ngaruawahia Matariki project
Each year during Matariki, the art centre works with local schools on an art project focusing on one of stars in the Matariki-cluster.
Cultivating the light of Matariki at Wintec
Wintec’s Matariki festival, Horahia Matariki 2019, promises a cultural, colourful and engaging experience with a stellar lineup of 20 events to celebrate the Māori New Year from 7 June – 28 July.
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