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Waikato facts feature at Winter Lecture Series

Did you know that the Tainui people originally settled in the Waikato nearly 800 years ago? Or that celebrated New Zealand author Frank Sargeson went to Hamilton Boys' High School and that his father was the Hamilton town clerk? If you didn’t – or even if you did – there will be plenty more to learn at the first of the University of Waikato’s Winter Lecture Series.

Doctoral student wins $40K for Antarctic research

A University of Waikato doctoral student has been awarded a top national scholarship to do research in Antarctica.

Recent Stories


  • Discussion to feature renowned NZ artists (31 July 2015)

    An inspiring panel discussion among renowned New Zealand creative experts will take place in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts next month.

  • What's wrong with te reo Maori? (31 July 2015)

    Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell said nothing's wrong with te reo Maori, the problem is with people - lack of numbers who speak it.

  • Imagine all the reo (27 July 2015)

    Imagining a New Zealand where everyone in spoke te reo fluently was the premise to a lecture held at the University of Waikato during Māori Language Week.

  • University a proud supporter of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (24 July 2015)

    Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato (the University of Waikato) is once again supporting Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week.

  • Mangroves buffer the effects of rising seas (22 July 2015)

    Mangroves could play a critical role in preventing rising sea levels from eating away at vulnerable parts of the coast, according to a study by Kiwi and UK scientists being published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A in August.

  • Deaf and hearing theatre receives $40,000 grant (22 July 2015)

    A unique theatre performance featuring Deaf and hearing actors, which was delivered to sell-out audiences in Hamilton and Auckland recently, has received a $40,000 grant from the New Zealand Sign Language Fund.

  • Student making waves (22 July 2015)

    Waikato University’s Sir Edmund Hillary scholar Morgan Haakma has made the national squad to compete at the 2015 World Wakeboarding Championships in Mexico.


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