Press Releases for 2010
Academic audit praises University of Waikato (17 December 2010)
The University of Waikato has been commended in an academic audit for its Māori distinctiveness, its care of students, its commitment to the regions it serves and its focus on research-led teaching.
Respected Waikato professor retires after 35 year career (17 December 2010)
One of Waikato University’s best-known and longest serving professors is retiring. Professor Jane Ritchie has spent 35 years researching topics that have helped shape legislation and behaviours in New Zealand.
University students receive Freemasons awards (16 December 2010)
Eleven students from the Faculty of Education’s Human Development and Counselling programme at the University of Waikato in Tauranga received top awards last week in an annual prize giving hosted by the Gate Pa Masonic Lodge.
Summer science fun at Waikato University (16 December 2010)
A week packed full of exciting field trips and lab work, provided a memorable end to 2010 for the secondary school students attending the Hill Laboratories Waikato Science Summer School last week.
Weeding out the lakes’ waters (15 December 2010)
While most of us are in need a makeover and detox after the festive season, Waikato University’s campus lakes are receiving their annual clean out before Christmas, with the removal of the curly-leaf pond weed, Potamogeton crispus.
Waikato masters student captures Hamilton choir's history (15 December 2010)
Waikato University masters student Phillippa Ulenberg has long been fascinated with musical history, and has recently documented sixty years of the Hamilton Civic Choir's history.
Application numbers up at Waikato University’s Tauranga campus (13 December 2010)
Applications from domestic students to study at Waikato University’s Tauranga campus in 2011 are 28% ahead of this time last year.
Waikato grad among UK’s best and brightest PR stars (13 December 2010)
Commissioning artworks and helping a charity at the same time might not be the first thing to spring to mind when you’re looking at ways to promote SQL databases, but it’s ideas like these that have put Waikato University graduate Matt Lambert at the top of his profession.
New Institute for Business Research at Waikato opens doors for business (13 December 2010)
Keeping up with the latest management thinking and gaining access to research expertise has got a whole lot easier for businesses and industry groups with the launch of the Institute for Business Research at the University of Waikato.
New Zealand geology goes global with help from Waikato expert (10 December 2010)
Waikato University’s Professor David Lowe was one of two New Zealand earth and ocean science experts to take part in a documentary series which broadcasted in Canada recently.
More schools benefit from university computer upgrades (10 December 2010)
Nine schools and early childhood centres are the latest places to benefit from computer upgrades at the University of Waikato.
Waikato offers new writing programme for 2011 (9 December 2010)
Waikato University has developed a new programme for writers of many kinds. From next year the university will offer a writing studies major in its BA degree, with papers in creative, technical and professional writing.
Waikato University science students win regional council prize (8 December 2010)
Two Waikato University science students have won the Environment Waikato Prize in Water Science for 2010.
Waikato University researcher’s koi carp ambush strategy nets massive haul (6 December 2010)
A trial of an innovative trap in a key migration route for pest fish in Waikato waterways has netted more than 770 koi carp in less than three days.
Seasonal migration programme for Pacific Islanders boosts homeland (6 December 2010)
New research out of the University of Waikato shows that New Zealand's seasonal migration scheme is producing a triple win for Pacific Island nations.
Former MPs push democracy debate at political conference (3 December 2010)
Two former politicians from opposing parties found themselves agreeing about the state of democracy in New Zealand when they spoke at the New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference being held at Waikato University this week.
Inaugural Waikato Public History Symposium proves popular (3 December 2010)
Public history, its problems, promise, and pianos all featured at a symposium held at the University of Waikato.
Research relating to Taranaki gets Waikato students scholarships (3 December 2010)
Three Waikato University students were presented with scholarships worth up to $5000 from the George Mason Charitable Trust at a ceremony held in New Plymouth.
Businesses to benefit from Waikato University’s new Institute for Business Research (2 December 2010)
Businesses and industry groups will be able to access the latest management thinking and research expertise with the launch of the Institute for Business Research at the University of Waikato.
Waikato student motorsport team seek success in Melbourne (30 November 2010)
A top ten finish is the goal in sight for the Waikato Engineering Student Motorsport (WESMO) team at this year’s Formula SAE-A competition to be held in Melbourne next week.
Waikato agricultural economist wins top Australian award (30 November 2010)
An agricultural economist at the University of Waikato has been named Top Young Agronomist by the Australian Society of Agronomy.
New research institute NIDEA launched to tackle New Zealand's future (24 November 2010)
An ageing population, increasing ethnic diversity and the growing divide between regional and urban New Zealand are some of the key elements shaping the country’s future.
Students and staff to benefit from new links with top Chinese universities (24 November 2010)
Students and staff at the University of Waikato now have the opportunity to work closely with two of China’s leading universities, thanks to new agreements signed during a recent visit to China by Waikato’s Chancellor Rt Hon Jim Bolger and Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford.
Summer Research Scholarships launched (22 November 2010)
Students and staff gathered at Waikato University recently to launch another Summer Research Scholarship programme.
New research institute to focus on New Zealand's population and economy (22 November 2010)
An ageing population, increasing ethnic diversity and the growing divide between regional and urban New Zealand are some of the key elements shaping the country’s future.
Lifetime of achievement recognised (20 November 2010)
Since she started as a graduate student working on weasels in 1967, Waikato University senior lecturer Dr Carolyn King has written nearly 70 papers for scientific journals, numerous articles, and unpublished reports.
Student's TradeMe "bid bot" goes viral with international tech community (19 November 2010)
An application knocked up in a couple of hours by a Waikato University student to automatically buy items on TradeMe has attracted attention from Iran to Russia.
Three cheers for 50 years of Waikato teacher education (18 November 2010)
Waikato University's Faculty of Education celebrated 50 years of teacher education at a black tie event held at the Academy of Performing Arts last night.
Future of teacher education a hot topic (16 November 2010)
The future of teacher education was the hot topic during an international symposium hosted recently by the University of Waikato Faculty of Education.
“Larrikin” former PM unmasked in new biography (16 November 2010)
A “warts and all” biography of the political career of former prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer, is being launched this week at Parliament by Labour leader Phil Goff.
Waikato titanium symposium an important industry milestone (16 November 2010)
Titanium research, commercial development and industrial application were the hot topics discussed at the Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials (WaiCAM) Symposium at the University of Waikato last week.
Waikato University tikanga expert named to Māori language review panel (16 November 2010)
The head of Aka Tikanga at the University of Waikato’s School of Māori and Pacific Development has been appointed to an independent panel reviewing the Māori language sector and strategy.
OBodies attracts top talent for new therapeutic and diagnostic innovations (15 November 2010)
Hamilton-based biotechnology company OBodies Limited today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Liddament to the position of Research Manager.
Graduate scores exciting role in Wellington (15 November 2010)
A University of Waikato graduate who completed a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with First Class Honours earlier this year is now in Wellington helping to design and write a piece of networking software that will have international significance.
New book opens debate on international free trade agreement (12 November 2010)
A Waikato University academic has contributed to a new book that says a free trade agreement with the United States will achieve very little for New Zealand.
PhD student sheds light on coastal storms (12 November 2010)
A Gisborne woman has generated a coastal storm database that provides information about the impacts and damages of storms on the east coast of the North Island.
Waikato Uni tops census of women’s participation rates (11 November 2010)
Waikato University has the highest proportion of female professors and associate professors of all New Zealand universities, according to a new report from the Human Rights Commission.
Lifetime of Pacific study earns Royal Society medal (11 November 2010)
A Waikato University geographer who has spent most of his working life studying migration flows in the Pacific region has been awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Dame Joan Metge medal.
Actor's bad break not stopping the show (8 November 2010)
Two Waikato University students play lovers in the University’s production of Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters being staged at the end of the month. Trouble is, one of them, can scarcely walk at the moment.
Partnership in adult literacy and numeracy “a unique step” (8 November 2010)
A ground-breaking partnership has been formalised between the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Education and Whakatane-based Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi to raise adult achievement in literacy and numeracy.
New dimension at Waikato's computer graphic design show (8 November 2010)
Free samples are a standard marketing technique for new products, but imagine if you had to go to the company’s website to find out exactly what your free sample was.
APEC meeting focuses on teacher preparation (8 November 2010)
Identifying unique and promising practices in mathematics and science teacher preparation is the focus of a three-day APEC meeting hosted by the University of Waikato's Faculty of Education.
Contrasting projects for new writer in residence (4 November 2010)
Waikato University’s 2011 writer in residence has been a shearer, a postman and psychiatric social worker.
Death studies symposium to hear from Bay of Plenty coroner (4 November 2010)
Topics ranging from a New Zealand study of near-death experiences to post-tsunami trauma and grief support in Samoa will feature at a symposium to be held at the University of Waikato.
Corporate bullying in East Asia takes thesis title (2 November 2010)
A PhD student studying corporate bullying and governance issues in East Asian businesses has won this year’s University of Waikato Thesis in Three competition.
Terrorism summit offers masters student new insight (2 November 2010)
A Waikato University masters student has recently returned from the 10th World Summit on Counter Terrorism, held in Israel.
Waikato electroacoustic played world wide on high-speed internet (1 November 2010)
IPv6 – the latest international internet protocol - has been used to perform a piece of music in real time from three different countries thousands of kilometres apart.
Student returns to Waikato world champion blokarter once again (1 November 2010)
Waikato University computer science student Gabe Young is the world lightweight blokarting champion once again.
Waikato strengthens Canadian links (1 November 2010)
The first step on Waikato University’s path to establish New Zealand’s first Centre of Canadian Studies has begun with a large donation of books facilitated by the Canadian Government.
Wellington rower ready to race (1 November 2010)
The spring rain and wind that buffeted the Waikato for weeks is nothing new to Linda Matthews - she cut her rowing teeth in Wellington where training was largely land based and indoors.
Ethnography minds gather at Waikato University (1 November 2010)
Leading researchers and academics from North America and Australasia are among the invited speakers to a conference being hosted by Waikato University’s Faculty of Education this month.
Pilates power just one step for champion rower (1 November 2010)
If women want to cop an eyeful of finely tuned male rowers they should take up pilates. New Zealand lightweight pair Graham Oberlin- Brown and James Lassche have been doing pilates to increase flexibility and find themselves heavily outnumbered by women.
Tauranga teaching couple looking forward to 50th reunion (1 November 2010)
Mike and Katrina Donnelly will join hundreds of teachers sharing memories and catching up with old friends when the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Education celebrates 50 years of teacher education this month.
Waikato cellist placed top equal in international music competition (1 November 2010)
Waikato University cellist, 15-year-old Santiago Canon-Valencia, has placed top equal at a major international cello competition in Beijing.
Game of bridge surprise connection for Hamilton Teachers' College alumni (30 October 2010)
Sue White had been playing bridge at the same Auckland bridge club once a week for two years and never realised one of the other club members was a another student from her days at Hamilton Teachers’ College.
Waikato University unveils its new pitch (29 October 2010)
Waikato University’s U Leisure unveiled its new indoor cricket pitch at a function held on Friday October 29.
Teacher turned detective finds nameless faces (29 October 2010)
Terry Stowers’ mission this year has been to track down all the students who attended Hamilton Teachers’ College between 1960 and 1962. The college opened its doors in 1960 in what’s now Melville High School.
Pushing the boundaries of elite rowers (27 October 2010)
The desire and challenge to go faster, higher, longer and stronger never stops. For rowers it comes down to individuals, crews and boats all being in peak condition and pushing themselves harder than they’ve ever gone before.
St Paul’s Collegiate wins ChemQuest second year running (27 October 2010)
St Paul’s Collegiate School has taken out the top prize for the second year running at the Waikato University ChemQuest. The school also won second place.
Volcanic ash expert made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand (26 October 2010)
A Waikato University professor who is an international leader in volcanic ash research has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Engineering design on show at Waikato (26 October 2010)
A single-seater, battery-powered electric vehicle was just one of the outstanding engineering design projects on show recently at the University of Waikato.
International students sweep awards at student research conference (22 October 2010)
International students took the limelight at the University of Waikato Management School’s Graduate Student Conference, held earlier this week.
Waikato management students raise funds for Cancer Society (22 October 2010)
The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Cancer Society is more than $26,000 better off thanks to Waikato University students.
Kudos for freshwater ecology (22 October 2010)
Science still fascinates Kevin Collier, the winner of this year’s Kudos Environmental Science award. “It was the one subject that absorbed me, right from school, and it still manages to do that.”
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Canterbury lecturer graduates with Waikato music degree (20 October 2010)
Waikato University will confer their first Postgraduate Diploma in Education with a specialisation in Music Education tomorrow – to a Canterbury University music lecturer.
Father and son make Waikato graduation double act (20 October 2010)
Today was a special day for the Barclay-Kerr family, in more ways than one. Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr received his Master of Arts degree from the University of Waikato alongside son Namaka, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.
Understanding men the focus of Continuing Education lectures (20 October 2010)
A series of public lectures hosted by the University of Waikato's Centre for Continuing Education will look at men’s issues.
Metrologist awarded Doctor of Science at Waikato graduation (19 October 2010)
Metrologist Rod White will receive a Doctor of Science degree at Waikato University’s graduation ceremony this week, thirty years after graduating with a Master of Science (Honours).
Key role for Waikato PhD graduand at Bay of Plenty titanium facility (19 October 2010)
University of Waikato PhD graduand Aamir Mukhtar who works at the Titanium Industry Development Association (TiDA) in Tauranga says helping New Zealand companies to make better titanium powders will greatly improve product development.
New Zealand rowers win off the water (15 October 2010)
New Zealand premier single sculler Emma Twigg and one half of New Zealand’s coxless pair, Juliette Haigh celebrated success off the water last night with a win at Waikato Management School’s Public Relations campaigns competition.
South Island ski-fields get strategic management makeover (15 October 2010)
The South Island’s leading ski-fields should think about offering more than snowboarding and skiing. That’s according to a winning group of Waikato University Management School students who presented a strategy for growth for NZSki at their strategic management case competition last night.
Waikato University students in race for survival (14 October 2010)
Waikato University students were given the challenge to compile a survival kit blindfolded recently.
Rowing champ and water-skier take top honours at Waikato University Blues Awards (11 October 2010)
Three-time world rowing champion Duncan Grant was named Sportsman of the Year at the Waikato University Blues Awards held on October 08.
Waikato didymo scientists called to Chile (8 October 2010)
Waikato University didymo experts are going to Chile where the first outbreaks of the microscopic pest have recently been reported in South America.
Project launches animal barcodes (8 October 2010)
An international project to introduce a ‘barcode’ system to identify all animal species has been officially launched in Canada.
Chocolate fever hits Waikato Management School (7 October 2010)
Chocolate mouth guards, chocolate flavoured cough medicine, chocolate greetings cards, chocolate scented hand sanitizer – all products on offer at Waikato Management School’s Semester B Marketing Trade Show.
Hillary Scholar attends National Youth Forum (5 October 2010)
Waikato University Hillary Scholar Lucy Olphert had the opportunity of a life time when she attended the 5th National Libyan Youth Forum recently.
University scholarships help pave way for Tauranga student (4 October 2010)
With a Bachelor of Engineering set firmly in his sites, former Otumoetai College student Regan Hughes was fairly confident the University of Waikato would be his home for the next four years.
He Kakano uses stronger leadership to raise achievement (1 October 2010)
Waikato University and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi have signed a $7 million contract to deliver a new professional leadership programme to New Zealand secondary and area schools, and wharekura.
Distinguished awards for Waikato geographers (30 September 2010)
Two Waikato University feminist geographers have had their work acknowledged by the New Zealand Geographical Society which is meeting in Palmerston North this week.
Waikato academics acknowledged for scientific contributions (29 September 2010)
Two Waikato University academics have been acknowledged at the latest Kudos Awards, held to celebrate scientific achievement in the Waikato.
Waikato University partnership boosts titanium industry (29 September 2010)
Waikato University and the Titanium Industry Development Association have joined forces to help boost New Zealand’s titanium industry.
Environmental economist honoured for research excellence (29 September 2010)
An international leader in the field of non-market valuation is the winner of this year’s Waikato University Management School Dean’s Award for Research Excellence.
Waikato staff and students go car free (27 September 2010)
Several Waikato University staff and students took part in late September in the annual World Carfree Day.
Visiting geophysicist shakes it up with public lecture (24 September 2010)
Geophysicist Professor Kevin Furlong, from Penn State University, USA, never imagined he would witness one of New Zealand’s worst earthquakes while spending his sabbatical in Christchurch.
Summer brings ship rats and Twitter for Waikato students (24 September 2010)
For students, summer is usually a time spent going to the beach, hanging out with friends at a barbeque, or partying. But how would you like to spend your summer discovering interactions between ship rats and house mice?
Marsden funding for toxins, video games, business and bacteria (24 September 2010)
Waikato University has secured nearly $5.5 million in Marsden research funding for nine different projects.
Mayoral candidates converge on campus (23 September 2010)
Hamilton City’s mayoral hopefuls braved the winds and took to the University of Waikato Village Green this week, as the local body elections get underway throughout the region.
Bags packed and he is off to Cambridge University (23 September 2010)
It’s been a long time coming, but University of Waikato student Thomas Stubbs has finally got his tickets booked to the UK.
Students learn while raising money for Cancer Society (21 September 2010)
Waikato Management School students will run events to help raise money for the Cancer Society as part of a new paper being offered on event management.
Tauranga mature student recognised in adult learner awards (20 September 2010)
A social sciences student, who began studying at aged 60, received the University of Waikato BOP Alumni Adult Learner Scholarship for 2010 last week during an adult learners awards ceremony.
Waikato biologist barcodes life in international project (20 September 2010)
Imagine a catalogue of life at your fingertips; finding the name of any animal, plant, fungus or organism in an instant, without having to search through reference or guide books.
Waikato alumnus opens the world of Māori oratory with new book (16 September 2010)
Waikato University alumnus and former lecturer Dr Poia Rewi has published a new book which explores the complexity of Māori oratory, both past and present.
Tauranga business leader celebrates honorary doctorate (16 September 2010)
More than a hundred guests gathered in Tauranga this week, to celebrate local business leader Jon Mayson’s honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato.
University geared for Postgraduate Research Month (15 September 2010)
Waikato University is gearing up for its annual Postgraduate Research Month in October.
Europe-focused internship for Waikato law student (14 September 2010)
University of Waikato law student Maria Collett-Bevan has won a summer internship at the New Zealand Europe Business Council (NZEBC).
Inaugural Chair in Coastal Science for Bay of Plenty appointed (13 September 2010)
The University of Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regional Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Chris Battershill as the inaugural Chair in Coastal Science for the Bay of Plenty.
Waikato law students prove top negotiators (13 September 2010)
Two Waikato University law students are to represent New Zealand at the World Negotiation Championships in Copenhagen next year.
Waikato cellists selected for international Chinese music competiton (13 September 2010)
Two Waikato University cellists have been selected for a major international music competition in Beijing.
University’s adult learners rewarded for hard work (9 September 2010)
Four adult students have been awarded a University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor’s Adult Learners Award.
Waikato University responds to TEC data (8 September 2010)
Waikato University says Tertiary Education Commission data released today can only be seen as indicative of student performance.
Academics documentary explores life of holocaust survivor (8 September 2010)
Holocaust survivor and former professor of English at Auckland University, Peter Dane, is the subject of a new documentary made by Waikato University academics.
Waikato receives funding for East Timor technological leap (8 September 2010)
A linguistics team from the University of Waikato has been granted funding of more than $10,000 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Seriously Asia Programme which will allow the team to create a technological leap in an English language curriculum project designed for East Timor.
Double victory for Waikato in business case competitions (7 September 2010)
A team of students from the University of Waikato Management School is celebrating a double victory.
Cambridge take victory in Gallagher Great Race (6 September 2010)
Cambridge University has conquered the University of Waikato in the annual Gallagher Great Race.
Honorary fellowships for influential academics (2 September 2010)
Two men who had a big influence in shaping Waikato University’s Chemistry Department have been awarded honorary fellowships by University Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford.
Top engineering student returns from France (2 September 2010)
Waikato University student Bayleigh Petchell has just returned from the International Institute of Women in Engineering Summer programme in France.
Sustainability divide emerges in wake of recession (31 August 2010)
The economic downturn has created a growing sustainability divide, separating New Zealand businesses which “get” sustainability from those which see it as “nice to do”. That’s the key finding from a new survey by researchers at the University of Waikato Management School.
Challenge set and now let the race begin (31 August 2010)
The University of Waikato officially welcomed Gallagher Great Race competing crew, Cambridge University on August 31 at a powhiri held at the university’s Te Kohinga Marama Marae.
Waikato University honours alumni (30 August 2010)
Waikato University honoured three of its top alumni at a glittering awards dinner in late August.
Waikato lecturers named Kudos finalists (30 August 2010)
Freshwater scientist Kevin Collier and physics fanatic Marcus Wilson are Waikato University’s two finalists in the 2010 Kudos awards, held to celebrate science achievement in the region.
University gardener wins national horticultural title (30 August 2010)
University of Waikato groundskeeper Leigh Harrison will compete to become the National Horticulturist of the Year in November after winning the Young Amenity Horticulturist of the Year award.
Nerds proving their worth in a crisis (30 August 2010)
Software developers are proving their worth in disaster response, says top Google man and Waikato University alumnus Dr Craig Nevill-Manning.
Waikato honorary doctorate for the boy who ran away to sea (30 August 2010)
A seasoned mariner and inspiring business leader is to receive the University of Waikato’s highest honour.
Kiwi innovator Endace returns to New Zealand (29 August 2010)
Endace, the world leading Kiwi network monitoring technology company, is bringing its $5.0 million manufacturing business home to New Zealand.
Oil research gives new picture of geological history (27 August 2010)
The North Island once had a range of mountains to rival the Southern Alps, but it has long since eroded away. That’s just one of the findings from recent research at Waikato University.
Honorary Doctorate for Māori language pioneer (26 August 2010)
Roka Paora QSM (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui), is nationally recognised as an expert and authority in Māori language, culture and history and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato.
Waikato River book launched at coronation celebrations (26 August 2010)
Prime Minister John Key, the Māori King Tuheitia Paki and Ngāti Tuwharetoa Paramount Chief Tumu Te Heuheu were among the high-profile guests at the launch of The Waters of the Waikato.
Brother and sister team up for primary teaching (25 August 2010)
When brother and sister Zac and Ashleigh Te Wake announced they were both going to study primary teaching at the University of Waikato in Tauranga this year their family was delighted but perhaps not surprised.
Arming himself with tools and knowledge (25 August 2010)
Jimmy Burns is looking forward to the day when he can return to what he does best – working with and teaching young people – this time armed with a degree in primary teaching.
Plumber sets sights on teaching (25 August 2010)
It may seem like a radical change of professions to some, but James Thomlinson says training to become a primary school teacher after five years as a plumber feels like a natural progression.
Swapping the camera for a classroom (25 August 2010)
Last year Josh Buxton reached a turning point in his life – he could either continue with his growing photography business or bring his skills and diverse life experiences to a career in teaching secondary school art.
Bringing new perspectives to education (25 August 2010)
University of Waikato teacher education graduate Rene Novak stands out in his profession – he is Slovenian, was a professor in pedagogy and biology in his home country and is a male early childhood teacher.
Wānanga joins University of Waikato, BOP Polytechnic partnership (25 August 2010)
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has joined a partnership which delivers education solutions for the wider Bay of Plenty region.
Three minute thesis winner flies across the ditch (24 August 2010)
A University of Waikato doctoral student heads to Australia next month to present her PhD research – in three minutes.
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Official green stars for new Student Centre (24 August 2010)
Waikato University’s new Student Centre was officially awarded a five-star rating at a ceremony held on August 19.
Free lectures focus on Our City, Our Region (24 August 2010)
Our City, Our Region is at the heart of a series of free public lectures throughout September at the University of Waikato.
Waikato student wins medal at informatics Olympiad (23 August 2010)
First-year computer science student Boris Pfahringer has come away from the 2010 International Olympiad in Informatics with a bronze medal for the second year in a row.
Study seeks to learn more about death and dying (23 August 2010)
A University of Waikato researcher says we don’t know enough about dying, death and bereavement among Māori today, and she’s seeking participants for a study to help fill the gaps in our knowledge.
Business as usual for University and Polytechnic (19 August 2010)
Tauranga business people had an opportunity to find out more about the University and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic partnership in August at a monthly Chamber of Commerce networking event.
New Zealand wins medals at international geography competition (19 August 2010)
A Waikato University geography lecturer helped set the standard for the 8th International Geography Olympiad, where New Zealand geography students picked up two silver medals and a bronze.
Wellington College old boy secures Waikato University scholarship (19 August 2010)
A former Wellington College student is one of two people to win a scholarship named after the late Māori Queen.
Waikato University scholarship winner aims to work at UN (19 August 2010)
A Waikato University student who one day wants to work for the United Nations has won a scholarship named after the late Māori Queen.
Alumnus to give insight into Google links (19 August 2010)
Google has entered the lexicon as the default term for web searching, but there’s a lot more to it than the ten blue links we’ve come to expect on the screen.
Top Google man: Why we need nerds in a crisis (19 August 2010)
The earthquakes this year in Haiti, Chile and China, and man-made disasters like the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are prime examples of disasters that exact a terrible toll on people around the world.
Professor maintains sustainable links with Waikato (18 August 2010)
Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford was in the audience for a presentation on sustainable business by former Waikato Management School dean Professor Mike Pratt.
Honorary doctorate for Māori language pioneer (17 August 2010)
A pioneer of Māori language teaching and learning is being awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato.
Hillary Scholars help bring badminton glory back to the Waikato (17 August 2010)
The Wisden Cup will reside in the Waikato for the next year at least after the Waikato Badminton team, which included four Waikato University Sir Edmund Hillary scholars, secured the title – the first time since 1937.
Waikato student makes informatics Olympiad (16 August 2010)
First-year computer science student Boris Pfahringer is in Canada to contest the annual International Olympiad in Informatics as part of a four-strong New Zealand team.
Men wanted to talk about pregnancy (13 August 2010)
Men can get a raw deal during pregnancy – with attention often focussed on the mother and her ‘bump’.
Mau Moko still popular on the bookshelf (12 August 2010)
Award winning book Mau Moko: The World of Māori Tattoo continues to be a popular read.
Putting theory into practice (12 August 2010)
Employers often say they wish graduates had more practical experience to complement their university studies. In an effort to fix the situation, Waikato University Management School has developed an internship programme for its top students.
Kiwibank founder wins recognition from alma mater (11 August 2010)
The Founding Chief Executive of Kiwibank, Sam Knowles, is to be honoured by the University of Waikato for his outstanding record of public and corporate service.
Friendly debate gives students something to twitter about (11 August 2010)
It was a battle of words and wits for Deputy Vice-Chancellor Doug Sutton, when he squared off with Hamilton MP David Bennett in a friendly debate for Waikato Management students earlier this week.
Tauranga lecturer’s research shows link between relationships and resilience (10 August 2010)
Research by a University of Waikato senior lecturer has shown that resilience in life is closely connected to the quality of relationships in a child’s developing years.
Concerto Competition winner joins Opus Orchestra in Tauranga (9 August 2010)
The University of Waikato 2010 Concerto Competition winner, Rafaella Garlick-Grice, joins Opus Orchestra as a soloist in the Connections 2010 concert in Tauranga on Saturday August 14.
Google expert honoured with Distinguished Alumni Award (9 August 2010)
One of Google’s top software engineers is to be officially recognised by the University of Waikato for his innovative research contributions to both computer science and the ICT sector.
Work placement pays off for science and technology student (6 August 2010)
For Christina Strawbridge a masters research collaboration with Dow AgroSciences is the icing on the cake, following a successful work placement during her undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato.
National teaching excellence awards for Waikato lecturers (5 August 2010)
A teacher of Māori language, tikanga and Māori performing arts and a science enthusiast at the University of Waikato have been recognised for their outstanding teaching practices with national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.
Leading businessman named University's Distinguished Alumnus (4 August 2010)
Business leader and long-serving army officer Lt Col Tenby Powell is to be honoured by the University of Waikato for his entrepreneurial talents and leadership.
National awards for Waikato Mechanical Engineering students (4 August 2010)
Waikato University Mechanical Engineering students Bayleigh Petchell and David Lynch have been presented with awards recognising excellence in engineering report writing.
Chemistry experiment gives silver fern artistic edge (3 August 2010)
A chemistry experiment with an unexpected outcome has yielded a stunning silver fern image which goes on display at a Christchurch exhibition next week.
Refined techniques lead to new discoveries (3 August 2010)
A study of an ancient climate anomaly at Waikato University’s Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory has led to refinements in dating techniques, allowing the laboratory to date material up to 60,000 years old.
Schools benefit from university upgardes (2 August 2010)
Hamilton Christian School and Benneydale School are the latest outfits to benefit from computer upgrades at the University of Waikato.
Public lecture to explore what lies behind talent (2 August 2010)
You’ve only got to look at the front cover of any popular magazine to realise that we’re all fascinated by the life stories of exceptional achievers. But what is it about these people or their backgrounds that enables them to develop their talents and achieve so highly?
Canada trip brings renewed perspective of indigenous law (30 July 2010)
Twelve Waikato University students studying management and different aspects of indigenous law have returned from a research haerenga (journey) to Canada.
Pacific sojourn becomes life project for Fulbright Fellow (29 July 2010)
A former Peace Corps volunteer who turned his 20-month posting to Kiribati into a ten-year project is spending a year as a Fulbright Fellow at Waikato.
Business breakfast brings Prime Minister to campus (29 July 2010)
Prime Minister John Key made a brief visit to campus this morning, as guest speaker for a business breakfast hosted by Te Puni Kokiri at the WEL Academy of Performing Arts.
Malaccan opportunity for Waikato student (28 July 2010)
A Waikato Management School student has been selected to attend an international gathering of young leaders in the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Hamilton East School benefits from university upgrades (27 July 2010)
Hamilton East School is the latest outfit to benefit from computer upgrades at the University of Waikato.
Grant helps warm Waikato student’s research (27 July 2010)
Waikato University masters student Yvonne Phillips is investigating home energy efficiency in the Waikato, helping community organisations identify how much financial incentive would be required to get owners to insulate their homes, particularly those who aren’t planning on insulating.
Hillary Scholars achieve more sporting success (23 July 2010)
Two University of Waikato students achieved sporting success earlier this week, by gaining national and international honours.
Art, climate change and technology (23 July 2010)
In a true blend of science, technology and art, artist Janine Randerson explores the issue of climate change and its effect on migratory birds.
Waikato student scoops one of three petroleum scholarships (22 July 2010)
Waikato University’s Victoria McCullough has become the first University of Waikato engineering student to receive a scholarship from the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Power, belief, reason and the Hamilton Gardens (20 July 2010)
Aspects of the Hamilton Gardens will be explored in a series of public lectures starting in August at the University of Waikato.
NZVCC scholarship winners celebrate with Vice-Chancellor (20 July 2010)
Sixteen top scholarship winners gathered for a special afternoon tea last week with University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford to celebrate their success in gaining New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC) awards.
Engineering Open Day popular with students (20 July 2010)
Almost 100 budding engineers spent a day at the University of Waikato recently, taking part in hands-on engineering activities.
University building awarded 5 Green Star rating (14 July 2010)
Waikato University’s Student Centre has been awarded a prestigious 5 Green Star rating from the New Zealand Green Building Council.
Faculty of Law celebrates 20 years (14 July 2010)
Waikato University’s Faculty of Law is 20 years old, but it nearly didn’t happen at all.
Waikato University’s titanium alloy research boosted by new FRST funding (14 July 2010)
Ground-breaking research into the consolidation of titanium alloy powders into high value-added products at the University of Waikato has been given a boost in the latest Foundation for Research, Science and Technology investment round.
Understanding and unravelling Opera (14 July 2010)
Staging an opera is a huge operation. Operas are usually bigger than stage plays, concerts and ballets. They are multi-dimensional, and for students provide a wonderful opportunity to learn the skills and complexities of staging a production.
Waikato University supports a Spark (13 July 2010)
The University of Waikato is again supporting the Spark International Festival of Media and Design, taking place August 9-13.
Titanium engineering student off to US on Fulbright scholarship (13 July 2010)
Waikato PhD student Paul Ewart heads to the US later this month to spend a year at the University of Texas in Edinburg on a prestigious Fulbright scholarship.
Top ecologist named new dean at Waikato (12 July 2010)
A passionate advocate for ecological restoration in urban areas has been named the new Dean of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato.
New paper gives students what they want (12 July 2010)
Waikato University students will be getting what they want from a new and hands-on paper.
Opus on Friday returns to Waikato (9 July 2010)
Waikato University’s Opus on Friday is set to return on Friday July 16.
New Tertiary Education Commission chair visits Waikato (7 July 2010)
New Tertiary Education Commission Chair Sir Wira Gardiner visited Waikato University this week to catch up with Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford about developments at the university.
Weta project gets makeover from Waikato biology student (7 July 2010)
When the Tongariro Natural History Society wanted to find out more about the weta living around Lake Rotopounamu, they called on University of Waikato biology student Kristi Bennett to make sense of their data.
Minister opens new titanium facility in Tauranga (7 July 2010)
A facility dedicated to boosting New Zealand’s titanium industry has opened in Tauranga.
Pukekohe High wins Waikato University chemistry challenge (6 July 2010)
Four talented Year 13 students from Pukekohe High School have won this year’s Analytical Chemistry Competition at the University of Waikato.
Hitting the target (5 July 2010)
Sir Edmund Hillary scholar Myles Browne-Cole has been juggling the final stages of his BSc (Tech) with shooting commitments and the good news is he should finish his degree in mid-August, giving him plenty of time to prepare for October’s Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
Getting to know the Three Sisters (5 July 2010)
Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters is a challenging play with a big cast. It spans five years and involves several complex storylines and equally complex characters.
Backing the music (2 July 2010)
New Zealand Chamber Soloists have released a new CD. It’s called Elegy and was launched at Waikato University’s Academy of Performing Arts in late June.
Clever bunch of Easters (30 June 2010)
Ann Easter has gifted and talented children, but that’s not the reason she’s studying high achieving students for her PhD.
Balancing work and play priority for accountants (30 June 2010)
A new survey shows staff in accounting firms place a high value on work-life balance, and for many employees it can make all the difference between staying or leaving.
Prestigious award for Waikato engineering professor (28 June 2010)
Waikato University Engineering Professor Janis Swan has been awarded the JC Andrews Memorial Award, the most prestigious award bestowed by the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Inc.
Waikato's titanium research key part of new facility (28 June 2010)
Research at the University of Waikato has played a key part in a new facility dedicated to creating a titanium industry in New Zealand.
Engineering students top boat race battle (25 June 2010)
Fine skies and calm seas led to perfect racing conditions for the annual Waikato University engineering students’ boat race, with last year’s race inhibiting winter leaves nowhere to be seen, says Engineering lecturer and racing moderator Dr Rob Torrens.
Waikato students scoop a third of scholarships (25 June 2010)
The University of Waikato has scooped a third of scholarships offered by the Energy Education Trust.
French calling for Waikato Māori graduate (24 June 2010)
Kei aku pukenga, kei aku kaiako, ngā puna o te kī, oti rā ki te Whare Wānanga o Waikato whānui, tēnei te mihi, tēnei te mihi, tēnei te mihi. Waikato University Māori and Theatre Studies graduate Moko Smith has been accepted to study at the Jacques Lecoq international theatre school in Paris.
Waikato helps spread the word about science (24 June 2010)
A Waikato University science symposium looking at ways to spread the word about science takes place on July 8.
Waikato wins bid for Antarctic endowment fund (22 June 2010)
Antarctic research at the University of Waikato has received a major financial boost with the establishment of an endowment fund.
Rural delivery for wireless technology (22 June 2010)
It was only when he moved to the country that Murray Pearson truly realised the importance of broadband.
Partnership helps Bay region (21 June 2010)
Leading tertiary education providers in the Bay of Plenty, the University of Waikato and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, are committed to their partnership which forms the cornerstone of the development of an enhanced tertiary sector for the region.
Waikato Management and Law students to undertake comparative research in Canada (17 June 2010)
Twelve Waikato University students will be spending their semester break in Canada. The six management and six law students are all Māori postgraduate or senior undergraduate students who will be carrying out comparative research on management and law in New Zealand and Canada and the impact on the two countries’ indigenous cultures.
Fieldays kicks off in true Waikato fashion (17 June 2010)
The National Agricultural Fieldays got underway in typical crisp cold Waikato weather, with thousands converging onto Mystery Creek on day one of the country’s biggest agricultural event.
Lego robot wins student engineering competition (17 June 2010)
A Waikato University student has designed the perfect tabletop guardian, a robot which can detect and destroy a foreign object entering its territory – the table.
Sacred Heart Girls College wins Waikato University mooting competition (17 June 2010)
Secondary school students from the central North Island gathered this month to take part in the annual Waikato University Secondary Schools’ Mooting Competition.
New book reveals latest research on the Waikato River (17 June 2010)
The most recent research on the Waikato River, from Taupo to Port Waikato, has been documented in a new book. The Waters of The Waikato, edited by Drs Kevin Collier and David Hamilton from Waikato University and W N (Bill) Vant (Environment Waikato) and Clive Howard-Williams (NIWA) will be launched next month.
Waikato celebrates Trust Waikato student researchers (15 June 2010)
Ten Waikato University students are undertaking graduate or postgraduate research on Waikato community issues thanks to grants from Trust Waikato.
Age key factor in future markets (14 June 2010)
Future markets are often seen in terms of their projected size and growth rates. But in the 21st century, more important will be the age structure of each population and its impact on both demand and the ability to supply.
Hit-and-run approach for crop innovation (14 June 2010)
New Zealand has an enviable record of farm innovation. Yet in the long-term, innovators often don’t reap the expected profit gains when they move a new crop or product from a niche position to the global mass market.
Waikato students receive Freemasons scholarships (11 June 2010)
Five Waikato University students were presented with a share of $34,000 in Freemasons scholarships at a ceremony held in Wellington recently.
Students explore options at Windermere open day (11 June 2010)
Windermere campus was the place to be on June 10 for those considering tertiary study next semester or in 2011.
Budget implications for Waikato University (11 June 2010)
The Budget was positive for Waikato University - considering the negative talk from funders, says Chief Financial Officer Andrew McKinnon.
Waikato joins partnership to research ageism (11 June 2010)
Waikato University researchers and Hamilton’s Age Concern have teamed up to study ageism. Yesterday the two parties signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on a major study of older people’s experiences with businesses and other organisations.
Getting it right to market (11 June 2010)
There are plenty of seemingly good inventions that never make it to market, and equally many products fail when they hit the market.
Agri-tourism without the aggro (11 June 2010)
Opening the farm up to tourists might sound like an easy way to make some extra money but farmers should do their homework before letting camera wielding strangers onto their properties, even if they are paying.
Waikato students pledge support to local ecological trust (10 June 2010)
Waikato University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) have been helping raise funds for the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust (MEIT) – the largest ecological restoration project in New Zealand.
Waikato Management alumnus runner up in top award (10 June 2010)
Waikato Management School graduate Marietjie Mujis was runner up Account Manager of the Year for the Coca-Cola Amatil Australia supplier awards held in Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum last month.
Waikato Univesity students recognised with prestigious Blues Awards (8 June 2010)
Twelve Waikato University students across nine sporting disciplines have been awarded prestigious New Zealand Universities Blues Awards for the 2009 academic year.
Law firm given strategy for growth (3 June 2010)
To achieve its goal of going national, Hamilton law firm Tompkins Wake should specialise in commercial and agricultural law and expand its services to Taranaki, Wellington and Canterbury.
Research aims to slow march of weeds (3 June 2010)
Research by a Waikato University student may help to contain the spread of two emerging weeds. Pathik Trivedi, who is about to complete his MSc, was one of three prize winners when he presented his work on white bryony at a recent Sustainable Bioeconomy Student Poster Conference at the university.
Denitrifying bacteria – our new best friend? (2 June 2010)
Nitrogen is what our economy is based on, but you can have too much of a good thing. That’s the view of Associate Professor Louis Schipper, a soil scientist at the University of Waikato.
Bargain aids research breakthrough (2 June 2010)
It’s not often you find a muffin tray in a lab, but scientists at the University of Waikato are nothing if not resourceful.
Biochar benefits for farmers (2 June 2010)
Each year, farmers use around 60 tonnes of veterinary antibiotics to prevent and treat diseases and to promote growth. But 60-80% of each dose passes straight through the animal and ends up in the environment.
Taming the Tiger (26 May 2010)
There aren’t many Hamilton bouncers who’ve been up close and personal with a tiger, but University of Waikato student Toby FitzPatrick has done that and more during a year-long placement at Hamilton Zoo as part of his studies.
Grow Up – the new game for parents (24 May 2010)
Adult children who keep returning to the family home were the inspiration for a new board game called Grow Up.
Budget does little to 'enhance universities’ says NZ Vice-Chancellors' Committee (21 May 2010)
Yesterday’s budget does little to support our universities’ ability to contribute to the sustained economic growth that the government says will allow New Zealanders to realise their aspirations.
BOP Polytechnic joins Memorandum of Understanding with Waikato (21 May 2010)
An agreement aimed at health sector improvements in the Bay of Plenty has been widened to include Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.
Waikato University hosts debating contest (21 May 2010)
One hundred Aucklanders and Wellingtonians descended on the University of Waikato in mid-May for the annual McLeod Thropy North Island novice debating tournament.
Goodbye rugby field, hello courtroom (20 May 2010)
Former policeman, rugby player and bar owner Greg Burt is changing career again. He recently found out that he’s got a position as a judge’s clerk at the Supreme Court and will be heading to Wellington to begin the job when he finishes his Waikato law degree (with honours) at the end of the year.
Special award brings international recognition for Education Professor (20 May 2010)
Waikato University’s Professor Russell Bishop has been presented with the Paulo Freire Democratic Project Social Justice Award from Chapman University in Los Angeles.
Vice-Chancellor's views on Budget implications for tertiary sector (19 May 2010)
All ears will be tuned to Parliament tomorrow as Finance Minister Bill English delivers the Budget, although some announcements have been signalled already. Waikato University Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford looks at what the Budget might contain for the tertiary sector.
Mobile phones maximised for learning (18 May 2010)
Maximising the use of mobile phones as a teaching resource is the central focus for a one-day conference hosted by the Faculty of Education on July 07.
CFO Conference held on campus (18 May 2010)
Earlier this month Waikato University hosted the annual University CFO Conference, which saw Chief Financial Officers and accounting staff from all New Zealand Universities meet to examine issues, share insights and discuss best practice.
Bellbirds release in tune with restoration (18 May 2010)
The song of the bellbird rang out on Sunday May 16 as the first release of the native bird into an urban environment took place at Hamilton Gardens.
Waikato trained teachers emerge quality-assured (17 May 2010)
Waikato University produces high-quality teachers who are highly regarded in the profession thanks to its stringent selection procedures, says the head of teacher education at the University’s top-ranked Faculty of Education.
Waikato University welcomes science funding boost (14 May 2010)
Waikato University has congratulated Prime Minister John Key on his commitment to new science funding.
Biotech student researchers rewarded (14 May 2010)
Three people were awarded prizes at the Waikato Sustainable Bioeconomy Student Poster Conference at the University of Waikato on May 13.
Digitising the way we were (13 May 2010)
Back in the days when New Zealand answered to Britain, a raft of official correspondence went back and forth covering social developments, major military uprisings and minor skirmishes, political activity, in fact, just about everything that was going on in the colony.
Mining alternative for New Zealand's national parks (13 May 2010)
A Waikato University scientist is proposing an alternative to conventional mining of New Zealand’s national parks.
Graduation extra special for pair recognised with honorary doctorates (10 May 2010)
The University of Waikato’s Graduation week was extra special for Professor Margaret Bedggood QSO and Mr Max Gibbs, when both were acknowledged with an honorary doctorate from the University.
Hawaiian scholars scoop top US fellowships to study at Waikato (10 May 2010)
In a New Zealand first, two Native Hawaiian scholars have won top US awards to complete their PhD studies at the University of Waikato.
Mt Maunganui teacher making his mark (10 May 2010)
As New Zealand tā moko gains popularity around the globe, tattoo artists such as Que Bidois want to make sure the meaning behind the ink is not lost along the way.
New scholarships a boost for engineering at Waikato (10 May 2010)
Three promising young engineers are to receive scholarships being offered for the first time at the University of Waikato by leading New Zealand engineering consultants Beca.
Former High Court judge made honorary professor (7 May 2010)
Justice David Baragwanath has been appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Waikato’s Faculty of Law.
Smiling all the way to the bank (7 May 2010)
When Waikato University student Daniel Stevenson finishes his management studies degree he’ll be heading for Sydney to work for Deutsche Bank.
Cellphone all wet but still ringing (7 May 2010)
A series of posts on a Waikato-based science blog have given a practical demonstration of how electromagnetic waves – such as cell phone signals – interact with conducting materials.
Fine weather holds as thousands attend Open Day (4 May 2010)
The rain stayed away and the skies remained clear, as an estimated 3500 students attended Open Day at Waikato University on April 30.
Bellbirds back in Hamilton after century-long absence (3 May 2010)
Bellbirds are being reintroduced into Hamilton as part of an urban restoration project.Fifty bellbirds from Tiritiri Matangi Island and North Auckland’s Tawharanui will be released at the Hamilton Gardens on Sunday May 9 as part of a bellbird project co-led by the University of Waikato and Landcare Research.
Campaigners, corporates and Myanmar (29 April 2010)
Nicky Black interviewed 125 people in seven countries in order to complete her PhD. She studied corporate citizenship in the oil and gas sector in Myanmar (also known as Burma) and her doctorate took four years to complete.
An inside job (29 April 2010)
An internal communications specialist is this year’s recipient of Waikato Management Schools Ted Zorn Waikato Award for Management Communication.
Waikato offers Tongan-born twins insight into Kiwi culture (29 April 2010)
Twin sisters Neomai and Sela Pole do most things together – and uni has been no exception. They’ll be graduating from the University of Waikato on May 6 with Bachelor of Social Science degrees.
A small world of scientific difference (28 April 2010)
It’s a bit of a small world, believes Bryna Flaim, an American raised in Santa Barbara. She met her current PhD supervisor, Waikato University’s Terry Healy, at a wedding in New Zealand.
Double-take on Waikato management grads (28 April 2010)
They’re identical twins graduating from the University of Waikato with identical degrees, and they’ve flummoxed employers by applying for the same jobs.
Prospective students to check out campus life (27 April 2010)
About 3,000 students and teachers from as far away as Northland and Hawkes Bay are expected to converge on the University of Waikato’s campus for the annual Open Day on April 30.
Head injuries more common than expected - study (26 April 2010)
A Waikato-wide study of head injuries has got off to a busy start with about 50 new notifications a week.
Extra liquor outlets add to drunken incidents (26 April 2010)
As the Law Commission is due to release its recommendations on an overhaul of New Zealand’s liquor laws, new research has been released showing the impacts extra liquor outlets can have on a community.
Leading pianist to showcase talents at Waikato (22 April 2010)
Swedish pianist Peter Jablonski is coming to Waikato University to perform in the International Celebrity Showcase series and give a master class to members of the public and university music students.
King joins Waikato University for Kīngitanga Day (22 April 2010)
Kīngi Tūheitia joined the University of Waikato to celebrate Kīngitanga Day on April 21.
Margaret Wilson awarded inaugural visiting professorship to UK (22 April 2010)
Former parliamentary speaker Margaret Wilson named as first NZ-UK Link Visiting Professor to the UK.
Inaugural Professorial Lecture to focus on ageing population (21 April 2010)
There are more of us getting older, and fewer being born to take our place. So what will that mean for New Zealand as a whole? Waikato University’s first Inaugural Professorial Lecture for 2010 looks at the looming threat of accelerated population ageing.
Engineering degree leads to fantastic opportunity (21 April 2010)
Bhanu Sharma finished her Waikato University engineering degree and found herself spoilt for choice. On the same day, within ten minutes, she was offered two jobs (in the same company but at different sites) and a place at Monash University in Australia to study for a PhD.
Waikato lead in national business case league (20 April 2010)
A student team from the University of Waikato has emerged the winner in the first round of the 2010 national business case league, New Zealand's premier university business case competition.
Top scholarships for Waikato Alumni (19 April 2010)
Two University of Waikato alumni are among the four winners of the prestigious William Georgetti Scholarships, awarded each year for postgraduate study in a field that will benefit the social, cultural and economic development of New Zealand.
Good water second place in world competition (19 April 2010)
A business analysis of an Auckland-based drinks company that uses “good plastic” for its bottled water has won second place in a prestigious international competition.
Batting for New Zealand (16 April 2010)
National table tennis player Sarah Her-Lee has just struck lucky. The Waikato law and politics graduate has secured a sponsor, Auckland based Equity Law, to help her get to the World Table Tennis Championships in Russia next month. They have also offered her a job once her table tennis commitments are over.
Actions, interactions and reactions (16 April 2010)
How would you respond if a homeless person picked up the leftovers on your plate as you dined in a foodcourt, or people criticised what you’d put in your supermarket trolley?
Micro-businesses too big to be ignored (15 April 2010)
Ongoing improvements in information and communication technologies, changes in business models, flexible working hours, restructuring and redundancies have seen home-based businesses flourish.
Graduation marks end of journey for weaver (15 April 2010)
When Tuahana Clark graduates with a masters degree from the University of Waikato on Friday, it’ll mark the end of a long journey for the keen weaver.
Waikato honorary doctorate for human rights advocate (14 April 2010)
An international advocate for human rights and former New Zealand Human Rights Commissioner is to receive the University of Waikato’s highest honour.
Hard work pays off for graduate (14 April 2010)
A dedicated advocate for young women has put her money where her mouth is by completing a masters degree by the age of 23.
An honour for scientific study (14 April 2010)
A scientist who’s spent nearly 50 years studying New Zealand’s lakes and rivers and coastlines is being awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Waikato.
They do things differently here (14 April 2010)
It’s natural to be nervous when starting a new job, but moving to a new country, finding a job and having to communicate in another language can be downright scary.
Waikato University finds its mystery man (14 April 2010)
Efforts to identify and track down the final member of the Class of 1960 for the University of Waikato School of Education’s 50th anniversary celebrations later this year have paid off.
Visit 'emotional' for Tongan Solicitor-General (14 April 2010)
It was an emotional return for Tonga’s Solicitor-General and Waikato University alumnus Mr Aminiasi Kefu, as he reminisced of his days as a law student during an official visit to the University on April 12.
Using cyberbuzz to bring the tourists (13 April 2010)
Everyone’s heard of the ‘Best Job In The World’ viral marketing campaign by Tourism Queensland, which last year put out a worldwide call for applicants to spend six months as ‘caretaker’ on pristine Hamilton Island on the Great Barrier Reef.
Doctorate caps off principal’s achievements (12 April 2010)
Nine years ago, the prospect of starting her doctorate threw Lesley Murrihy into a spin. On Friday April 16 the Taumarunui school principal and mother of eight will be surrounded by friends and family for graduation at the Waikato University marae.
Plenty of work for volcanologists in ‘peacetime’ (9 April 2010)
In the two and a half years since volcanologist Adrian Pittari arrived in New Zealand this country has had precisely one volcanic eruption.
Parlez-vous magnetohydrodynamics? (8 April 2010)
A penchant for pulling things apart has landed a University of Waikato doctoral graduate a plum job as a research and development engineer with Christchurch-based tech development company ARANZ.
Māori Battalion scholarship opens way for research (8 April 2010)
Robyn Rauna’s grandfather served with C Company of the 28 (Māori) Battalion, and although he died before she was born, she grew up hearing all the stories of the soldiers’ bravery and achievements.
Busyness of the long distance swimmer (8 April 2010)
Andrew Pullon is in the pool by 5am every weekday, attends university lectures and then goes swimming again in the evening. On top of his 18 plus hours in the pool each week, he does land-based training and competes in many and various competitions.
Budapest beckons for triathlete (8 April 2010)
Waikato University student Maddy Brunton will represent New Zealand at the Junior World Triathlon Championships in Budapest later this year.
Commissioner's special viewing of father's collection (7 April 2010)
British High Commissioner George Fergusson was treated to a special viewing by Waikato University Vice Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford, of a collection of taonga his father Sir Bernard Fergusson loaned to the University over 40 years ago.
VC shares University results with community (7 April 2010)
Community and business leaders from Hamilton and the wider Waikato region were welcomed at Waikato University on April 1 to hear the organisation’s results.
Graduates boost businesses in the Bay (1 April 2010)
It’s a big day ahead for a group of aspiring movers and changers in the Bay. A group of 17 part-time students with full-time jobs will be graduating with Postgraduate Diplomas in Management Studies at the University of Waikato’s Tauranga campus graduation ceremony on Friday April 9.
'Sorry' most interesting word (31 March 2010)
An analysis of last year’s public apologies by MPs Hone Harawira and Rodney Hide seems an unlikely research topic for a psychologist used to working with children and at-risk youth, but University of Waikato student Aaron Harman says the outcry surrounding those apologies is not much different to the misunderstandings he routinely comes across.
Feminist researcher addresses body image issues (31 March 2010)
Some feminist philosophers believe that womens ongoing struggles with body image can be blamed on ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle who proclaimed that women did not have a soul.
Chris Cairns (30 March 2010)
Cricketer and rail safety campaigner Chris Cairns was bowled for six by Waikato University masters student Helen Clark after meeting with her this week to discuss her research on railway level crossings.
Waikato University hosts Māori academic awards (29 March 2010)
The University of Waikato is again honoured to host the Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Awards, to be held on Friday April 9 at Tūrangawaeawae Marae, Ngāruawahia.
Cricketer bowled by student’s rail crossing research (29 March 2010)
Staff from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, along with masters student Helen Clark met with Chris Cairns to discuss her research on railway level crossings.
Taking on squash and two degrees (29 March 2010)
Leading junior squash player Emma Millar has a busy year ahead. She’s left the comforts of home and moved to Hamilton, enrolled in two university degrees, found a new club and coach and has tournaments to win.
Waikato University set for Kīngitanga Day (29 March 2010)
On Wednesday April 21 the University of Waikato celebrates Kīngitanga Day – an annual celebration of the relationship between the University and the Kīngitanga.
Researchers call for awareness to reduce child driveway runovers (29 March 2010)
While child driveway runovers have declined in Auckland, there’s been no reduction in the number of children run over in driveway accidents in the Waikato – mainly because of a lack of public awareness and education.
Indian experience for Hillary Scholar (26 March 2010)
University of Waikato student Amrita Sahay is set for an experience of a lifetime. Amrita, 22, has been selected to take part in the Know India Programme, a three week internship for diaspora youth, run by the Indian Government. The programme, which sees 38 participants from all over the world travel to India, aims to promote awareness of India among youth of Indian descent.
New programme for gifted musicians (26 March 2010)
Young Colombian cellist and Sir Edmund Hillary scholar Santiago Canon-Valencia is taking part in a new music programme at Waikato University. The 14 year old is one of two cellists studying at Waikato who’ve been earmarked for international solo careers. Academics have put together a programme for Canon-Valencia and Aucklander Edward King to groom them for a life on the international concert circuit.
Taking dead cat smells out of chemistry (26 March 2010)
A chance discovery several years ago at Waikato University’s Chemistry Department has given rise to a productive research programme into ways of handling a useful but very unpleasant class of chemical compounds.
Volunteering leads to job (26 March 2010)
Rosie Dixon has fallen on her feet. Fresh out of university with a Bachelor of Social Science, Dixon is one of two new Kiwi Can leaders working in Hamilton. Kiwi Can is a Foundation for Youth Development programme targeted at primary school children. Although the programme is new to Hamilton, it operates throughout New Zealand and reaches around 18, 000 young people each year.
Ancient Māori art form a positive solution (26 March 2010)
The organiser of a wānanga held recently to discuss the history and future of karetao (Māori puppetry) thinks the old art form has potential to be used positively in many ways.
Getting down and dirty with shellfish (25 March 2010)
Summer conjures up images of sun-soaked beach holidays, but for two University of Waikato biology students it was a chance to get stuck into some serious mud.
Students receive share of $115,000 in scholarships (24 March 2010)
More than 20 Waikato University students received a share of $115,000 in scholarships from the David Johnstone Charitable Trust.
International premiere for Parihaka composition (24 March 2010)
A new composition on Parihaka by a University of Waikato student has had its premiere in Perth – thanks to a chance meeting of musicians at a prestigious US summer school.
Study aims to help drive economic growth (22 March 2010)
Teaching and research in industries such as aquaculture, tourism and IT will strengthen the Western Bay of Plenty’s competitive advantage, according to a study of the region’s tertiary education needs over the next 10 years.
Economist joins debate on local government reform (22 March 2010)
A University of Waikato economist has stepped into the current hot debate over the future shape of local and regional government in the Waikato region.
Māori Battalion scholarship for tangi researcher (22 March 2010)
A brush with mortality set University of Waikato student Ēnoka Murphy on the path of delving into the history of tangihanga, and he’s now won a Māori Battalion scholarship worth $50,000 to support his doctoral studies over the next two years.
First the walking bus, now the cycling train? (22 March 2010)
New research out of the University of Waikato suggests one way to keep children safe but active on their way to school is to introduce supervised ‘cycling trains’ like the successful ‘walking bus’ initiatives already in place in several Hamilton schools.
Have you seen this man? (19 March 2010)
It’s a nigh-on impossible task: naming everyone in a group photo from 50 years ago, but Terry Stowers has nearly done it.
Men and pregnancy – showing the symptoms (17 March 2010)
Pregnancy can be a stressful time and often the partner of a pregnant woman gets symptoms that mirror pregnancy – food cravings and weight gain, constipation, labour pains, headaches and toothache, to name a few. It’s known as Couvade Syndrome.
Student’s first academic paper judged best at US conference (17 March 2010)
A University of Waikato engineering student has taken out best paper award at an international conference for his first scholarly publication.
International finals for campus teen (15 March 2010)
A song about people’s obsession with being skinny has made it through to the finals of an international competition. Seventeen-year-old Ariana Smith’s song, simply called Skinny, is one of 16 songs in the teen finals of the International Songwriting Competition that attracts about 15,000 entries from all over the world.
Waikato University geography student joins fight against crime (15 March 2010)
When do most arson attacks occur in the Waikato? And are you more likely to be assaulted in Hamilton or Whitianga over the summer? For hi-tech help in pinpointing where and when crime happens, best turn to a geographer.
Study looks at dying, death, bereavement among Māori (15 March 2010)
University of Waikato researchers are embarking on a three-year study of dying, death and bereavement among contemporary Māori.
Supercapacitors boost efficiency (11 March 2010)
Cell phones and laptop computers that run for longer between charges may be one outcome of research at Waikato University.
The Merry Wives of Windsor Ave (11 March 2010)
Actress and playwright Geraldine Brophy’s new play The Merry Wives of Windsor Ave will have its world premiere in Hamilton next month.
Hillary programme welcomes first competitive surfer (11 March 2010)
Alexis Poulter of Raglan is looking to add a law degree to her impressive surfing achievements, and to do so she’s become the first competitive surfer ever to win a prestigious Hillary Scholarship at the University of Waikato.
Small business challenges: from the horse’s mouth (8 March 2010)
There’s plenty of research out there analysing the drivers for small business, but not a lot that includes insights from small business operators themselves.
A better thinking battery (8 March 2010)
An intelligent battery meter for electric vehicles could prevent drivers running out of charge and coming to a standstill at inappropriate times.
Executive Education Scholarships (5 March 2010)
Port of Tauranga master mariner and marine pilot Lars Sorensen has been awarded a Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Scholarship to study for his Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies through Waikato University’s Centre for Executive Education. The scholarship covers half the course fees for the two-year qualification.
The law and coastal developments (4 March 2010)
The formal part is done, the study’s just begun. Waikato University and the University of Bremen in Germany have begun the Intercoast project that will see international PhD students and doctoral fellows researching the Bay of Plenty coastline and aspects of the North Sea.
Wildlife webcam project makes Imagine Cup final (4 March 2010)
A team of computer science students from the University of Waikato have made it into the finals of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2010.
Te Awamutu gets university computers (4 March 2010)
Te Awamutu Intermediate is the latest school to benefit from computer upgrades at the University of Waikato.
Magic player among new Hillary Scholars (4 March 2010)
At just over six foot tall, Amy Christophers towers over most of the other new students at the University of Waikato. But as the newest – and youngest -- member of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic line-up she’s way down the line for height.
Academic to research Europe immigration issues (1 March 2010)
An internationally acknowledged expert on the economics of immigration from the University of Waikato is to co-lead a $4.5 million international research project looking at the impacts of immigrant diversity in Europe.
Hundreds gather for University welcome (26 February 2010)
The University of Waikato has officially welcomed its new students to kick off the University’s new academic year.
Finding a suitable site for dredgings (26 February 2010)
Testing a new site for disposing of Auckand’s dredged material is due to begin soon. A Waikato University PhD student has been researching a location 25 kms east of Great Barrier Island.
Playing with summer sounds (26 February 2010)
Turning the sounds of chirping crickets into music and venting built-up frustration on the piano have earned Waikato University students Hannah Gilmour and Peter McKinnon a trip to New York for an international festival.
Award-winning cellist among new scholars (25 February 2010)
Yotam Levy and his cello are en route from a small settlement in Galilee to the concert halls of the world – via a prestigious Hillary Scholarship at the University of Waikato.
Making gadgets smarter (25 February 2010)
Most things, Waikato University electronics engineer Professor Jonathan Scott maintains, can be smarter. One of the gadgets he thinks could do with up-skilling is the common garden variety sprinkler.
Combining soccer and study (25 February 2010)
Sarah McLaughlin started playing soccer when she was seven, after being told she couldn’t play rugby any more.
Award for Waikato agricultural economist (25 February 2010)
An economist who advises the Gates Foundation on agricultural research funding has won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Emerging Scholar at the University of Waikato Management School.
Chef-turned-chemist wins top fellowship (23 February 2010)
After trading in his chef’s hat for a lab coat, University of Waikato chemistry student Sam Pachal has won a Te Tipu Putaiao Fellowship to begin Masters-level research on ways to add value to the titanium by-products of iron sand mining.
Dramatic talent wins Hillary Scholarship (22 February 2010)
A talent for improvisation and outstanding results in his NCEA Scholarship exams has won a Hamilton student a prestigious Hillary Scholarship to the University of Waikato.
Aiming high (19 February 2010)
Sarah Fuhrer aims high – she intends graduating with degrees in law and psychology and is training with the goal of representing New Zealand at the Paralympics in 2012 and beyond.
A geographical take on sexuality (19 February 2010)
Our own bodies, where we live and how we live can all influence our sexuality. Two Waikato University geographers have written a book called Space, Place and Sex that examines the role of place in shaping sexual identity.
Agreement signed with Bremen University (18 February 2010)
Waikato and Bremen universities have signed an agreement which allows for the exchange of courses, staff and students.
University library collection becomes a legacy (18 February 2010)
The University of Waikato Library is the first New Zealand library to list a collection on Legacy Libraries.
Graduates put can-do attitude to the test (17 February 2010)
Three University of Waikato graduates are poised to take on the world – by motorbike.
New Zealand hit by ‘premature ageing’ (16 February 2010)
New Zealand is suffering from ‘premature ageing’ and must take action to boost its workforce, warns Professor Natalie Jackson, the new director of the Centre for Population Studies at the University of Waikato.
Agriculture fellowship funded at Waikato University (15 February 2010)
Former Waikato farmer and property developer Bill Flower has made a generous gesture to Waikato University. Ninety-year-old Mr Flower is offering a postgraduate student $30,000 a year for three years to study an aspect of New Zealand agriculture.
Recognition for research into Pacific tourism enterprise (15 February 2010)
A University of Waikato tourism lecturer has won an outstanding doctoral research award at a forum of top publishers and academics, sponsored by the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
Playing a smart game (12 February 2010)
At top level we expect sport to be run like a business, but knock off the top tier and most sports organisations are not run for profit. In fact they are “not-for-loss” organisations - run for their players and members’ enjoyment - and any surplus is usually channelled into maintenance or enhancement of club rooms or grounds.
Hillary Medals for outstanding achievers (12 February 2010)
A versatile dancer and a world champion life-saver are the latest recipients of Waikato University Sir Edmund Hillary medals.
Freshwater jellyfish hunt turns up trumps (12 February 2010)
A prolonged spell of warm weather could see Hamilton Lake filling up with tiny jellyfish. That’s one of the findings of a Summer Scholarship study by Waikato University biology student Kevin Eastwood.
EBOP to fund major University role (12 February 2010)
Marine research in the Bay of Plenty has been given a huge boost with the announcement that the regional council will fund an important University of Waikato role.
Digital library innovator named World Class New Zealander (12 February 2010)
The man responsible for making New Zealand an international leader in the provision of digital library software has won the 2010 World Class New Zealand Research, Science, Technology and Academia Award, sponsored by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology.
Intercoast welcomed to Hamilton and Tauranga (12 February 2010)
A major international research project has officially started, with welcomes for the Intercoast team at the University of Waikato in Hamilton and in Tauranga.
Trigger happy student (12 February 2010)
Waikato University science student Myles Browne-Cole is the first outsider to win the Australian National ISSF Trap shooting title.
Dedication for new partnership building (12 February 2010)
A new building used by the University of Waikato and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has been officially opened.
Game developers get in the swim (9 February 2010)
Snakes were a key feature in computer games created at this year’s international GameJam, held recently at the University of Waikato.
Brain injury study to focus on Waikato (9 February 2010)
It’s called the invisible injury, but traumatic brain injury (TBI) is very common and can happen to anyone at any time – in a car crash or while playing sports, as well as through assaults and falls.
New building boosts partnership (8 February 2010)
A new building to be unveiled at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Windermere Campus in Tauranga on February 11 marks a new stage in the partnership between the polytechnic and the University of Waikato.
Hey, that’s a good idea! (8 February 2010)
Detachable shoe heels, solar powered ovens and paint-on house insulation were all useful and money-saving ideas put forward by Waikato University Management School students doing a summer school marketing paper.
Solid start to uni (3 February 2010)
Former Hamilton Boys’ High School student Sam Waetford is one of eight first-year university students to be awarded a Solid Energy Scholarship.
Madness in the Family (3 February 2010)
Incidents such as the recent alleged murder in Hamilton by a patient under psychiatric care inevitably prompt calls for people with major mental health issues to be locked up for good, but Waikato University historian Dr Catharine Coleborne says that’s not always the right or most practical solution.
Playing without a ref (28 January 2010)
Ultimate Frisbee, even when it’s played at top level, is unusual in that it doesn’t have an umpire or referee. The players referee themselves – they know the rules and the spirit in which the game should be played.
Shaken not stirred (25 January 2010)
GPS systems are everywhere these days, and smart phones are coming up fast behind. But the kitchen might seem an odd place to find a context-aware system – a computer system that’s aware of its physical environment.
Waikato University hosts network opportunity (25 January 2010)
Top computer network techies from North America and Australasia are among the invited speakers to a conference being hosted by Waikato University’s WAND computer network research group and its spin-off company RuralLink in late January.
Ice warmer than expected (21 January 2010)
Summer in Antarctica was warmer than Waikato University masters student Stephen Archer had expected and he found he was better prepared than he needed to be.
Taking a look at NZ security (21 January 2010)
New Zealand needs to keep developing its Asia-Pacific relationships in order to enhance trade and improve national, regional and global security according to Waikato University masters student Simon Gray.
Heading home from the Ice (19 January 2010)
Waikato University student Tanya O’Neill is spending eight weeks in Antarctica as part of her PhD on soil sciences. In a series of occasional columns, she shares some of the highlights and lowlights of life on the ice.
Top award for Waikato marketing professor (18 January 2010)
A research paper which throws new light on why some new brands fail and others succeed has been named top academic article for 2009 by a leading Netherlands research centre.
Sword of honour for Waikato graduate (14 January 2010)
Waikato Management School graduate Emma Burtenshaw has emerged with flying colours from both her degree studies and her junior naval officer training.
Honour for Waikato Uni activist academic (12 January 2010)
Distinguished Maori academic Professor Ngahuia Te Awekotuku has been named Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2010 New Year’s honours list.
New Tauranga-based degree on offer (11 January 2010)
A new Tauranga-based pathway to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with the University of Waikato is expected to attract a first year intake of up to 60 students and a second year intake of up to 40 students in February.
Shaken not stirred (11 January 2010)
GPS systems are everywhere these days, and smart phones are coming up fast behind. But the kitchen might seem an odd place to find a context-aware system – a computer system that’s aware of its physical environment. Not for a group of University of Waikato computer science students, who’ve brought computers into the kitchen to help them cook up a storm.
Waikato lets your fingers do the walking (7 January 2010)
The University of Waikato has become the first New Zealand university to put everything you need to know at your fingertips – thanks to a new web network that can be accessed through a mobile phone.
Camping out in Antarctica (7 January 2010)
Waikato University student Tanya O’Neill is spending eight weeks in Antarctica as part of her PhD on soil sciences. In a series of occasional columns, she shares some of the highlights and lowlights of life on the ice.
Teach a man to fish (7 January 2010)
For 52-year-old father of two and fishing enthusiast Andrew Cameron, returning to study two years ago was a matter of demonstrating good example.
The icing on an Antarctic Christmas (5 January 2010)
Fifty years ago Waikato University's John McCraw spent Christmas in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. It was pioneering stuff which resulted in the first soil map of the frozen continent.
Media Advisory Oct 1 2009 (1 October 2009)
Media Advisory Oct 1 2009
Partnering for global success (1 October 2009)
Senior academic and research staff from Waikato University’s Computer Science Department are this month meeting with Western Bay of Plenty companies with business interests in ICT to explore mutual research and training interests. The December 16 meeting in Tauranga has been organised with the assistance of Tauranga’s business development organisation, Priority One, and its network of ICT and related industries, the Western Bay of Plenty ICT Cluster. The University of Waikato will discuss its research capabilities and its capacity for delivering graduate IT training in Tauranga, and will seek feedback on what demand there is for both research and specialist training within the ICT industry in the region. The University of Waikato boasts New Zealand’s best Computer Science Department. For example, the department is in the top five in the world for search engine optimisation research, and one of its graduates, Craig Nevill-Manning, is Director of Google Engineering in New York.