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High performance centre opens in Tauranga

The University of Waikato Adams Centre For High Performance was officially opened in Tauranga on Thursday 28 April by New Zealand Olympic Chef de Mission and rowing great Rob Waddell.

Alumna's project aims to help athletes achieve their dreams

Hayley Gilchrist knows how difficult it can be to achieve sporting success when you don't have the funding and resources to support you. The sport and leisure studies graduate, who has competed nationally in hurdling and athletics, has set up a Pledge Me page to raise funds for a project to provide athlete testing services for profiling purposes.

Recent Stories


  • Bringing te reo Māori home (4 May 2016)

    A University of Waikato student has started a business to revitalise the Māori language. It’s called Taputapu and specialises in designing Te Reo Māori homewares.

  • Anzac stories in te reo Maori (2 May 2016)

    In recognition of the commemoration of Anzac Day 2016 and the 100-year commemorations of World War I, The School of Māori and Pacific Development welcomes two books that outline family perspectives of their tūpuna who served in WWI.

  • 5000 years of years of Chinese art and culture online (28 April 2016)

    New Zealand’s largest collection of Chinese artefacts is now available for the public to view in its entirety for the first time.

  • History and meaning of Matariki - new exhibition (28 April 2016)

    The University of Waikato and Waikato Museum have worked together to bring a new exhibition that focuses on Matariki - examining the traditional Māori societal view of the night sky and how it is being revitalised in the modern world.

  • Does grammar matter? (22 April 2016)

    University of Waikato linguist Dr Andreea Calude’s TED-Ed picked up more than 100,000 views during its first 72 hours online last week, and viewer numbers keep on growing.

  • Waikato University student awarded big Beef + Lamb scholarship (19 April 2016)

    University of Waikato second-year Bachelor of Science (Technology) student Emma Voss has been awarded a major Beef + Lamb New Zealand scholarship to help finance her university study.

  • Nitrogen loss research benefits from scholarship (18 April 2016)

    That’s what University of Waikato second-year PhD student Sheree Balvert hopes to find out and recently landed a $10,000 scholarship to aid her research.


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