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Hookin’ up – Mental health and Pasifika students’ intimate relationships

The mental health of young Pasifika tertiary students will be focus of a new study by University of Waikato psychology researcher Byron Seiuli.

Nearly $400,000 dollars awarded to future leaders

Ten secondary school students are being awarded nearly $40,000 each to study at the University of Waikato.

Recent Stories


Elizabeth Campbell

Social focus for scholarship winner (24 November 2014)
The newly-announced University of Waikato Golden Jubilee Scholar has plans beyond the three years it will take to complete her BSocSci

Bryndis Gunnarsdottir

How toddlers make friends (24 November 2014)
New Zealand’s reputation as a world leader in early childhood research and practice spurred Icelander Bryndis Gunnarsdottir to apply for a doctoral scholarship at the University of Waikato.

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Links with India (24 November 2014)
The third India–New Zealand Business Forum will take place at the University which aims to set up direct trade and business contacts and explore mutual and reciprocal opportunities in commerce and economic development.

Mike Williams

New music to remember Gallipoli landings (21 November 2014)
Mike Williams, who lectures in music composition at the University of Waikato, has been commissioned to write a symphony to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.

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Four Claude McCarthy Fellowships for Waikato post-grads (21 November 2014)
Four Claude McCarthy Fellowships have been awarded to University of Waikato students.

Fraser King

Galloping to success (21 November 2014)
Waikato University PhD student Fraser King put work on hold recently to participate in one of New Zealand’s biggest eventing championships – the Eventing Canterbury One Day Championship - and he won.

Leonie Pihama

Call to end media racism (21 November 2014)
A leading Māori academic has criticised the continuing misappropriation of Native American cultures and the perpetuation of colonial stereotypes in New Zealand media.


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